Food. Aneta and I love trying new food whenever we can get our hands on it. In Mexico they are all about food, we can't get away from it. We have even come up with a nickname of food teasers for all of the vendors that are everywhere selling food on the streets.
|We were wondering what this was coming down the street on fire and blowing his steam whistle.|
|Found out it was sweet potatoes and plantains douched with sweet milk|
|Potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and eggs covered in mayonnaise and doused with what else other than lemon and chile powder mixed with water, it is used on everything from mango to cucumber|
|Breakfast in a Mercado in Guadalajara|
|Fresh ice cream being made in Tlaquepaque|
|Another take on ice cream|
|Super moist and huge pieces of cake, we could not finish all of it|
|Ceviche tostadas for lunch in Puerta Vallarta.|
I must say that we have become spoiled in Mexico with the availability of freshly prepared food and produce. One evening we were walking back to where we were staying in Sayulita and Aneta had a craving for fresh tortillas. So we went to the tienda where she realized that it was too late in the evening for fresh tortillas because they were six to eight hours old and would not be as tasty anymore. The tortillas are made at tortillarias where they have big squeaky machines that pop them out at the rate of one every few seconds. Then they are weighed into one or half kilogram bags, put in coolers to keep them warm all day then delivered to tiendas where they are sold. A Kilogram (2.2 lbs) of these tasty tortillas goes for about 14 pesos (about $1) The best tortillas are handmade on the spot at restaurants, we usually check to see if they are handmade because it makes all the difference. In the central part of the country they primarily have corn tortillas. The fresh flour tortillas are more of a northern Mexico tradition.
We are trying to not let corn be our main staple so we have been trying to make smoothies whenever we get a chance (yes we brought a blender). Whether they are just fruit and yogurt or with greens such as spinach or chard which we have successfully found at either the artisan markets or at the bigger grocery stores such as Mega and Walmart. We thought we were getting away from Walmart's and Home Depots but they creep up on us in every larger town. The best thing about the big supermarkets is the free and clean restrooms and bags of prewashed Popeye spinach (as we have been craving fresh greens and salads).
|Yaka smoothie anyone? This is what the inside looks like, I turned it inside out, look this huge fruit up.|
Food will be a subject we plan on covering as we travel in different regions. We have decided to add a page in the future on the food that stands out for us that we encounter along the way because we have found it to be so diverse.
|At night the cake ladies come out to sell their triple milk cakes that are soaked with milk|
|What do you do with the tomatoes that were rejected by the U.S. and Canadian markets and then not needed for the Mexican Market?|
|Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice for breakfast|
|The tropical fruit goes on forever along the coast|