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BEST MEXICAN DISHES AND ITS ORIGIN

Has been published Thursday, September 20th, 2018

We are still on the Independence month and that is why it is worth talking about our favorite Mexican dishes and its origin.

 

Chiles en nogada

One of the most popular and traditional dishes, originally from Puebla. It is prepared with a Chile Poblano filled with a stew of meat and dried fruit, covered with a creamy and delicious sauce made from nuts and sprinkled with parsley and grenade. The colors if this dish symbolize the Mexican flag, and it is one of the most representative of Mexican cuisine.

 

Tacos

Its preparation consists of a corn tortilla, accompanied by some protein (generally meat), vegetables, hot sauce and lemon. It is one of the most representative dishes of Mexico. The history of its origin is uncertain, since there are several theories about how people came up with it; what we know for sure is that it is a delicious plate and easy to eat for all.

 

Chilaquiles

Mexican dish made by fried tortillas, better known as “totopos”, hot sauce, cheese and cream; in some cases, you might find it accompanied by sunny side up eggs or chicken. It is considered a morning dish and it is originally from náhuatl, which means “soaked in hot sauce”. It is completely a “mestizo” dish.

 

Enchiladas

Mexican dish made by tortillas filled with chicken or cheese, hot sauce and sprinkled by fresh cheese (queso fresco), cream and onions. It is considered a traditional meal and nowadays you can find several options for enchiladas in different restaurants around the city.

 

Tamales and Atole

Its name comes from náhuatl and it means “corn wrappers”. At that time, tamales were made at home by each indigenous family; they were not filled and you couldn’t find the variety you can find today.

It is hard to eat a tamal without a delicious atole. This drink also comes from ancient Mexico, even though on that time they only drank white atole. It is said, that it was a drink only Mexicas emperors drank.

 

Sopes and Huaraches

One of the tastiest Mexican dishes. These date to the pre-Hispanic times and are prepared with corn. Today, we can find a wide variety of preparations for these, but one thing is certain, no matter how you serve them they will taste amazing.