There’s Tex-Mex, and then there’s authentic Mexican food, which is always fresh, colourful, and light. Key staples to Mexican cooking are corn, beans, and chilli, but meats including beef, pork, goat, and chicken also play a large role. Many of the dishes that we know about Mexican food have been defined by street food, such as tacos, quesadillas, tamales, and tortas. But depending on which part of Mexico you are in, the food can really vary from influences of the French, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.
What to order?
Tamales: Corn masa that has been steamed and wrapped in corn husk, it is often stuffed with meat.
Mole: It’s a sauce that is usually brown or dark red, and is made of chocolate, spices, nuts, and smothered over meats.
Ceviche: Typically a white fish that has been cured in lemon or lime juice, and spiced with chilli, and topped with onions, salt and coriander and prepared fresh.
Torta: It’s a sandwich filled with a combination of meat, avocado, eggs.
Horchata: A traditional cold Mexican milk drink made of ground almond, barley, or rice, and sometimes with a hint of cinnamon.
Where to eat?
Pazar Food Collective
325 Canterbury Road
132 Darlinghurst Road
6 King Street,
Level 6, 188 Pitt Street