The Most Delicious Dishes You Must Try in Mexico (part 1)

Officially recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010, traditional Mexican cuisine has been catching the international spotlight in recent years. The unique combination of spices, textures, and flavors is what makes Mexican cuisine so special. Don’t leave this foodie paradise without trying at least some of these most delicious dishes.

Mole Poblano

The Mexican city of Puebla lays claim to Mole Poblano, the rich chocolate sauce typically served with chicken and is widely regarded in the whole world as Mexico’s national dish.

Chapulines

The southern city of Oaxaca is famous for its chapulines, or grasshoppers, which are served as a crunchy snack in all markets across the city. Give them a try and you will surely love them.

Tacos al pastor

Arguably the most popular variety of tacos in Mexico in the present, tacos al pastor are made with spit-grilled meat with a chopped pineapple often added to increase its sweetness.

Tlayuda

Don’t leave Oaxaca without trying a “Mexican pizza,” or tlayuda. The famous snack is made with a crispy tortilla base that is topped with cheese, beans, mole or any meat of choice.

Tortas ahogadas

One of the most famous specialties in the western city of Guadalajara is Tortas ahogadas, or drowned bread rolls. The delicious dish is made with a bread roll stuffed with cuts of prawns or meat and submerged in a spicy tomato sauce.

Menudo

Menudo is made with beef stomach (tripe) in broth with red peppers. Many Mexicans swear by this popular dish as a hangover cure, but be careful with that approach, the pungent smelling dish might either lead to a miraculous recovery or leave you queasy for several days.

Birria de Chivo

Another iconic food of Guadalajara is birria de chivo, a goat stew seasoned with dried, roasted peppers.

Great dishes to try when traveling Mexico

Diverse, bold and colorful are the words that visitors often donate when enjoying food in Mexico.

Save 6 delicious dishes below to be ready to taste when traveling to Mexico.

1. Tacos

When it comes to Mexican cuisine, it is impossible not to mention the famous cake, so many tourists – Tacos. This is a type of bread with the shell made from corn flour, while the bread is made from meats like pork, beef, chicken, fish cooked. To make the cake more tasty, the chef often drizzles a bit of salsa and accompanies onions and chopped cilantro.

Tasco has two types of bread: hard crust and soft pastry. Thanks to the processing of each region and the use of extremely diverse kernels, there are many types of tacos. But the most popular type can be mentioned that is Tacos al Pastor. The main ingredient of this dish is marinated pork, skewered on the red fire.

2. Quesadillas

This type of cake is very popular, popular among locals as well as foreign tourists. The way to prepare it is very simple, just sandwich cheese with corn tortillas and then grill on the fire to have a delicious quesadillas. However, if you enjoy this dish in restaurants or bars, quesadillas are also served with lots of fillings such as pork sausages, mushrooms, garlic, beans, fried pig skin, chicken stew.

In addition to the crust made from common corn flour, some areas in Mexico modified the crust material with corn flour mixed with other ingredients to produce a variety of colorful quesadillas.

3. Tamales

If you travel abroad to Mexico, you definitely cannot miss Tamales. This dish is quite similar to Vietnamese rice cakes, little cakes, made from corn flour mixed with meat, fish and vegetables. All marinated ingredients will be wrapped in banana or corn leaves and steam cooked.

4. Menudo

This hot soup is the pride of Mexican people. Made from boiled beef stomach, beef legs and spine, then mixed with chili, herbs and spices has become a great dish. In addition to the high nutritional value, this is also an extremely effective alcohol solution. If you miss too many cups with friends when traveling to Mexico, you should go to a roadside restaurant to enjoy this dish. Just have the opportunity to taste a great dish, just dispel the yeast to wake up the next morning to relieve fatigue.

5. Enchilades

A dish made of corn tortillas served with a spicy sauce made from chili. Depending on your preferences, visitors can choose from chicken, beef or pork pies, etc. You can also add some onions, sour cream and cheese to make the dish more flavorful.

6. Sopes

Add a side dish made of cornmeal. Sopes are cakes about 3 or 4.5cm in diameter, molded by hand and cooked. This dish is often used as an appetizer. They are often filled with beans, cheese, onions, and vegetables with a layer of salsa.