The Delicacies of Mexico

Delicacies of Mexico Guacamole Chocolate Tortillas Tamales Quesadillas A World to Travel (5)

It comes without saying. Mexico’s cuisine has been widely recognized as one of the best in the world. Delicacies fans and foodies alike keep on traveling to this destination taking advantage of holiday offers to enjoy its diverse and tasty dishes as well as welcoming culture and World Unesco sites among many other good reasons.

Although seafood didn't make it into this top 5, we enjoyed it a lot too!

Although seafood didn’t make it into this top 5, we enjoyed it a lot too!

A few years back I had the opportunity of touring around six different Mexican states during a blog tour that lasted 17 days. Along with other 3 Spanish bloggers, we could enjoy tons of Mexican delicacies to die for. Here are some of them, my personal favorites. Enjoy your meal read!

 

CHOCOLATE

Chocolate ingredients at Hacienda cacaotera Cacep, Tabasco.

Chocolate ingredients at Hacienda cacaotera Cacep, Tabasco.

As one of the first delicacies introduced by Mexicans to the world, I can’t say I had not fallen for it before. Anyway, we could visit Cacep factory, in Campeche, and learn about how cocoa turns into the final product. And we tried to make it too! More bitter than we are used to, it’s definitely on the top of this Mexican delicacies list to me.

 

GUACAMOLE

Some of the Mexican dishes presented here include it!

Some of the Mexican dishes presented here include it!

Basically, any dish prepared with avocado really. Fresh, super healthy and matching with every other dish, I only wish this Mexican delicacy was cheaper in my home country! It makes for the perfect appetizer and it’s as easy to make that once you learn you’ll want to have it every day.

 

QUESADILLAS

There you go! A perfectly sized delicatessen

There you go! A perfectly sized delicatessen

Cheese lovers around? Number 3 couldn’t be anything but them. Easy and quick, flour or corn tortillas get filled and folded with a savory mixture including cheese, vegetables, meat,… you name it! They make it to my personal podium for being a convenient cheap eat and Mexican delicacy food you can find pretty much everywhere.

 

TORTILLAS

Maria and her family teached us how to cook tortillas in Zinacantan, Chiapas

Maria and her family taught us how to cook tortillas in Zinacantan, Chiapas

When in Zinacantan, we visited a local home to learn how to work with wool (Fail: It’s much more complicated than it seems and takes forever!) and how to cook tortillas. Two welcoming women were patient enough to share with us their knowledge and we could have a peek into it. Anyway, I need more practice so I guess I’ll have to come back soon! A basic, they are used as bread, pasta or rice are used in other cultures. Anything and everything can go on top and you never get tired of eating them because of their neutral and plane flavor!

 

TAMALES

Tamales are wrapped us in leaves like this one.

Tamales are wrapped us in leaves like this one.

Also in Chiapas, a community of Lacandon Indians offered us this Mexican delicacy. Boiled in a banana or corn leaf wrapper that is discarded before eating, they can also be stuffed with a selection of ingredients. Delicious!

Which Mexican delicacies top your list?


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