Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Mexican food abroad

This is a theme that I'll keep on talking about, so bear with me. I was looking for some other information when I saw this article (The taco that ate Sweden). Whereas the situation is something that I definitely encountered before when I lived in Finland, I really feel the urge to educate all those that can read this that hard shell tacos are not Mexican. In fact, as the article says, most Mexican food found outside of North America is as Mexican as I'm Russian, i.e. not very much, and finding restaurants that don't have nachos with cheese in their menu is really hard (there are some honourable exceptions such as La Fonda de la Madrugada in Tokyo or La Panza es Primero in Madrid). As for the ingredients, it's easier just to ask a Mexican where to get them or just bring them over.

Tex-Mex food can be good food, but it's not Mexican!
Mole Rojo, Mole Poblano y Pipián

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