I recently went to a Mexican restaurant in London which I belive is one of the few good Mexican places in London. When we were in the Yucatan we ate some amazing Mexican food which I still remember. After we got back we were missing the food so tried a couple of Mexican restaurants in London and were very disappointed. It wasnt very authentic and was more of the Tex-Mex variety aimed at Americans living here. This was not really the Mexican food we ate and loved in the Yucatan. We finally went to El Pastor in Borough Market last weekend which was definitely the best Mexican food you can find in London. (Please make sure you go and follow us on Instagram since we keep posting pictures of all this delicious food!.) This reminded both Dj and me of the gorgeous food we ended up eating in Mexico and that nostalgia resulted in this post. Basically if you are ever in the Yucatan, make sure to eat these items.
1. Drink Mexican Beer
It’s clear that Mexican beer doesn’t get its due thanks to the tequila craze in popular culture. My favourite was Tacate. But XX and Maladro were just as good.
DJ really liked the Sol with the lime mixed in it. I liked it too but couldn’t drink too much of it – it was too tangy for my taste.
The best part about the beer in Mexico is the beer cocktail called ‘michelada’. This was a mix of beer (whichever one you prefer), a Maggi Jung sauce, Worcester sauce (it was referred to as ‘Englaise’), lime juice, tobacco, pepper and salt. After you taste this you realise why only tourists in Mexico drink beer straight – most locals have micheladas which is what we did after we tasted it!
2. Spicy Peanuts and Crisps
You may know that I love visiting super markets in every country I travel to. I feel this gives you an idea of the food locals eat and cook and the snacks available.
The snacks I always look out for are crisps. Does that sound weird? I can guarantee you every country has different kinds of crisps or different ways of flavouring nuts. I found the yummiest peanuts and bought so many bags back home with me.
Fish in this country is glorious. Outside of fish cooked in India and Thailand, Mexico is the country that gets cooking fish so so right. No frying, nothing overdone. Most fish is steamed or grilled and then loaded up with some amazing flavourful spices. DJ is not a major fish eater but he happily ate so much fish without missing his usual chicken so much.
DJ is not a major fish eater but he happily ate so much fish without missing his usual chicken so much. (Although the chicken was delicious as well!)
Fruits in any tropical country is amazing. You don’t need to eat dessert – the fruits will be good enough.
5. Sauces and Dips
It’s such a shame that the only dip we associate with Mexican food is guacamole. Guacamole of course, is absolutely delicious but we tasted so many other sauces and dips with our nachos which is a complimentary item provided as a starter snack before every meal in restaurants in Mexico. Yum!
Hope you enjoyed the post and all of this delicious food. Have you had Mexican food and thoughts please? Also would like to ask what is everyone’s favourite cuisine? It’s definitely Thai for me but of course, Indian food is always there. Your comments are always appreciated so please leave some for us below. You can drop by on Instagram and of course we are on Facebook, Twitter and all the rest and would love to hear from you. Let me know a one good thing that has happened in your life lately.