Popular Mexican Foods of All Times
Which is the most popular and beloved food worldwide? Mexican Food, says research.
The origin of Mexican food is from Mexico, the place which has one of the richest gastronomies in the whole wide world.
Today, Mexican food is one of the admired foods because Mexican food is the final product of a set of ancient culinary techniques. Thankfully, it has not gone into oblivion but is dedicatedly followed even today.
We can say Mexican food is a sort of mix between European ingredients like cinnamon, cattle, wheat, milk, cheese, etc., and pre-hispanic local products.
Because of the culinary ritual practices, techniques, ancient knowledge, customs, and ancestral community cultures, Mexican gastronomy was recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010.
Mexico is known for its street markets where you can find all sorts of magical, edible products/food. But since you may not be able to go to Mexico to relish the all-time popular Mexican dishes, we have brought Mexico here at La Vista, the best Mexican restaurant in Tung Chung.
Once you are here to have the Best Mexican cuisines, you will not just get the best food in terms of taste and flavor, but you will also get the ambiance to sit, relax, and have gala time ever.
Whether you come with your family, friends, or colleagues, we have got you all covered with the best ever Mexican food, drinks at the Bar of Gods and the luxurious environment.
Pre-Hispanic Mexican ingredients
- Chile (chili)
- Guajolote (wild turkey)
- Maíz (corn)
These ingredients are still the hero of almost every Mexican food. So, irrespective of the food you order at the best Mexican restaurant in Hong Kong, you will get to experience the flavors of all the above items.
Now, let us see the best Mexican foods of all time.
These are the most popular breakfast in the country. Usually, these are made of triangular pieces of fried or toasted corn tortillas, also called totopos.
These are soaked in a red or green hot sauce, topped with shredded chicken, shredded beef, chorizo, and scrambled or sunny-side-up egg. It is then decorated with fresh cheese, sliced onion, coriander, and served with fried beans on the side.
At La Vista, you will get to eat these with the filling of your choice.
Huevos Rancheros (Ranch Eggs)
This is another most famous Mexican food. This represents the hats of two ranchmen.
It is made by using two fried corn tortillas, which are topped with fried beans, and two sunny side-up eggs. All of this is bathed in red hot sauce and then decorated with coriander, freshly grounded black pepper.
Machaca (Shredded Dried Beef)
If you go to the North of Mexico, this is one of the most popular dishes. This Mexican cuisine is very versatile. You can either eat it in a taco, or a stuffed burrito, flautas, or even as a stew with some tortillas, rice, or beans on the side.
Simply, you can say that Machaca is a shredded version of dried beef dotted with the proper seasoning.
It is extremely delicious! Believe!
Discada (Plow disc BBQ)
This is also a dish of Northern Mexico. Yes, this dish is full of meat which includes chorizo, sausage, ground meat, bacon, ham, lard, pepper, jalapeño, and onion.
This is all seasoned with thyme, cumin, celery, oregano, black pepper, black sauces, bay leaf, salt, a bit of dark beer, rosemary etc.
Do you know that this dish is cooked on a plow disc that is pre-cured over some wood?
This is one of the traditional Mexican dishes and is usually cooked at Mexican family reunions.
Who does not know about these? Well, Tacos and many other Mexican dishes like burritos, etc., have made their presence all over the globe. You go anywhere in the world and there will hardly be a chance that you will not get to eat these.
For instance, if you are in Hong Kong, you will get to eat the best Tacos at La Vista, Tung Chung, the best Mexican restaurant.
Do you know? Tacos is an art in itself. Some say it is an art of eating with tortilla but preparing a Taco also needs skill as perfect as an ace artist.
What is a TACO?
Corn tortillas are filled with meat, vegetables, onions, salsa, cilantro, and others. At La Vista, Tung Chung, you will get a variety to choose from like Achiote Chicken, Beef, Avocado, Fish, Prawn, and others.
But otherwise, the most common are flank steak, beef steak, chorizo, offal, “al pastor”, hot and sweet marinated pork.
Talking about Exotic tacos, these are filled up to the brim with fried brains, beef’s eyes, scorpions, liver with onions, bull testicles, escamoles, and a whole lot of other fillings.
What are Escamoles?
These are ant larvae found only in Central and Southern México. The larvae are found only once a year.
Tacos that are filled with larvae is considered one of the most expensive dishes – almost like caviar.
Again, a very popular and well-known dish. This dish comes from the Northern side of México, the states that border the US.
Burritos are cylindrically rolled flour tortillas. These are stuffed with different ingredients of your choice, often a stew.
There are many variants but the most popular are the fried bean burritos with cheese and the machaca burrito.
Pozole de Pollo o Guajolote (Chicken or Wild Turkey Stew)
Bursting the myth that took rounds before the conquest was this – Pozole was made of human flesh. In reality, the dish is made of the meat of a Xoloitzcuintle (a dog that is endemic to the country).
Nowadays, Pozole is cooked with shredded chicken or even wild turkey. There are other types too like green, red, white, camagua, seafood, or elopozole, etc. But the most widely consumed is green and red.
Menudo (Pork Stew)
This dish was originated from Spain but has made its place in one of the most popular Mexican dishes.
Menudo is a seasoned soup made with corn kernels. Sometimes it is made with or sometimes it is made without the grains and beef tripe.
Menudo is also called Pancita.
Cochinita Pibil (Pibil Pork Stew)
This delight comes from Southern Mexico. It is cooked slowly with shredded pork stew, typical of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The meat is marinated in orange juice, onion, achiote, and vinegar. Then it is wrapped in banana leaves and finally served with marinated onion and fresh habanero.
You can even try the filling in tacos, burritos, and tortillas.
This is an icon of Mexican food. These are eaten in Mexico all day, every day.
Tamales are wrapped in corn leaves or banana leaves and stuffed with any stew of your choice.
The most common of all are mole, shredded chicken or pork with red or green salsa, yellow corn kernels, and pepper with cheese.
Quesadilla at the Best Mexican Restaurant
These are Cheese-adilla or corn, flour tortillas folded in half. These are stuffed with cheese and other ingredients. At La Vista, you can order the quesadillas with the fillings of your choice.
Have it deep-fried or grilled- just relish these hot!
Frijoles Puercos (Fried Beans)
These are quite popular. Frijoles is a mixture of beans cooked with lard, chorizo, cheese, bacon, serrano peppers and other ingredients.
Yay! These have also been made it to the top of the list. Enchiladas are made from corn tortillas dipped in hot sauce, filled with stews, proteins, vegetables (filling of your choice).
Break it as En-Chili-Ada – so these are spicy but also tasty. These are served with sour cream, onion, celery, and fresh cheese.
Esquites (Corn Stew)
These are delicious street food. Corn stew comes in many forms, completely depending on the country you are from.
Northern Mexican states put cream, chili powder, mayonnaise, lemon, cheese, and butter on it.
The central-southern Mexican states eat these with cream and cheese or also with lemon chili powder.
Some people even like to cook these with epazote and bone marrow.
Alegria de Amaranto (Amaranth Hard Joy Candy)
This dish is originally from México. Since the 16th century, it has been known by the name Alegría, meaning joy.
This Mexican dish comes as a bar with several toppings like dried fruit, chocolate, nuts, raisins, etc.
This candy is made using amaranth seeds which are mixed with honey.
Mole is a sauce made from dried chilies, chocolates, tomatoes, seeds, and spices.
México´s Mole is a most representative dish.
There are several versions of its origin.
Some say that the original recipe of Mole involved about 100 ingredients. Others say that Archbishop Juan de Palafox came to visit Puebla. At that time, one of the cooks got so nervous that he stumbled into the casserole where wild turkeys were cooking. All of a sudden, chilies, chocolate, almonds and other spices fell in.
This is a stew that originated in pre-Hispanic times. It was one of the emperors Moctezuma´s favorite foods.
This is the type of Central-Southern states. This sauce is made from toasted and grounded pumpkin seeds, usually poultry. Sometimes, it is also accompanied by pork, beef, or even rabbit.
Aguachile (Chili Water)
This Mexican dish is from the Western coastal region of México.
It is believed that the pre-Hispanic cultures used to mix dry meat with water, and chilies (chiltepín chili).
In 1970, they added other ingredients such as lime juice, cucumber, coriander, avocado, red onion, salt, and pepper. Also, the meat was replaced with raw shrimp.
This dish has come from Peru.
The basic ingredients remain the same which are raw fish, onions, chilies, coriander, tomatoes, and lemon. The proteins added in this dish are fish, shrimp, octopus, clam, crab, and snails.
The above-described dishes are not the only Mexican dishes. There are many. But when it comes to the most widely eaten dishes, then Enchiladas, Fajitas, Tacos, Entradas, and Burritos stand on the top of the list. So, if you are in Hong Kong and craving the best Mexican food, come to La Vista, Tung Chung.