Food and Drink in Mexico
Don’t be fooled by the Mexican food kits you find in the supermarket. Authentic Mexican cuisine is more than just meat, spices and bread. A myriad of colours, textures and tastes are what the local food is all about, with the complimenting vegetables, seasonings and meats. One dish you’re sure to have heard of is tacos. Choose from succulent fish, tasty beef or even go for Tacos Al Pastor, a delightful recipe of flavourful grilled pork, red onion, pineapple and a squeeze of lime. If you’re looking for a nice, hearty meal when in Mexico, get yourself some Posole. This traditional and tasty Mexican broth features chicken, peppers, cabbage and is a go-to for when you’re in need of comfort food. Corn is a massive part of Mexican cooking too, and is something that can be found in main meals, salads or even on its own as a street food bite. Elote isn’t corn on the cob as we know it, as it’s boiled and seasoned with salt, chilli powder, butter, lime, mayonnaise, cheese and sour cream – sounds amazing, doesn’t it? If you’re one for a sweet treat after your meal, churros are the famous, fried-doughy goodness that are sprinkled in sugar and can be dipped in chocolate sauce for an extra touch of sweetness. Flan is another loved dessert in Mexico, featuring a sponge base and usually topped with a crème caramel filling. To quench your thirst, one of the country’s popular soft drinks is Jarritos, which is sold in many different fruity flavours, but apple flavour is exclusive to Mexico. If you’re looking for something a little stronger, we’re pretty sure you’ve heard of a spirit called Tequila! If you’ve got a few bad memories from tequila, it may be that you’ve not yet tried the real deal – so make sure to try a little when you’re there. Anyone who’s more of a cocktail sipper can indulge in such delightful refreshments as margaritas, palomas and micheladas.