An increasing trend is observed in the domain of world cuisines. Traditional dishes from all over the world are fused with regional spices and flavors making the dishes more popular. Here is a list of the top 10 Mexican and Latin food that has gained world popularity in Latin American Cuisine:
1. Torta Cubana
Do you think you have a big appetite? Then any Tortas will suit you. Warm, soft bread is layered with avocados, beans, onions, and mayo. In addition to this different layers are added inside the torta. In case of torta Cubana, there is a layer of meat, cheese, and yummy pickles!
Just like other Mexican food, there are varieties of tamales. They are either wrapped in banana leaves if you are in a tropical state or corn husks if you are in central, northern or southern Mexican states. You can choose from both sweet and spicy tamales. Tamales that taste like pineapple, green salsa with chicken and chorizo are some of the interesting variants.
Churrascaria is the used for a restaurant serving grilled meat. It means steakhouse. The word churrasco is derived from Churrascaria which originally belongs to the Spanish language. There are exclusive unlimited churrasco buffets served in the restaurants of Brazil. It is made of beef, crushed garlic, olive oil, white wine vinegar, parsley and kosher salt. It is served with French fries, plantains, white rice, fried egg and slices of avocado.
Empanada is a type of stuffed bread or pastry served in many countries of Latin America. The empanada is derived from the Spanish word empanar which means to stuff or wrap in bread. A wide variety of combinations of ingredients are used to prepare the stuffing for this dish. The most popular one usually consists of meat, cheese, corn and other ingredients.
5. Tacos Arabes
You can savor the best Tacos in the world at the restaurants of Puebla. Puebla is a small city situated an hour away from Mexico. The deliciousness of tacos has now spread across the world. A lot of new variations are also introduced depending upon regional spices and tastes. The toppings inspired by the Middle East and the seasonings on the meat are the highlights of tacos arabes.
Chilaquiles is another traditional Mexican food dish that has lately gained popularity in the various parts of the world. Tortillas, red or green salsa, pulled chicken, cheese and refried beans are the main ingredients of the dish. It can be served with guacamole(as a side dish), fried or scrambled eggs, refried beans, and beef. To keep the chilaquiles crispy, all the ingredients are placed on the plate, and the salsa is added right before serving.
Quesadilla is a tortilla mostly made of flour but sometimes with corn. The main ingredients are tortillas, meat, cheese, mushroom, salsa, refried beans, avocado and other vegetables depending on the availability. Oaxaca cheese made with pasta filata (stretched curd) is typically added to retain the natural flavor of the dish. The restaurants in the USA serve quesadillas as appetizers after enriching it with their twists.
Pozole is the most famous traditional Mexican soup or stew across the world. Pozole which means hominy has had a ritual significance in Mexico. Blanco, Verde, and Rojo are the most prominent variations of the dish. The basic ingredients include hominy, pork, chile pepper, and seasonings. The vegetarian counterparts use beans as the core ingredient.
Guacamole is also called as guac in the Northern America. Even though it has a traditional Mexican background, it is now popular across the world as a dip, condiment, and salad ingredient. As is goes by the literal translation of its name, which mean an avocado soup, avocado is the prime ingredient of the dish. Tomato, garlic, onion, lime juice, cayenne pepper, with additional seasonings are used for the traditional recipe.
Burrito has its origin from the Mexican-American community. Initially, the farmworkers prepared this dish using the flour tortillas. The dish has taken various forms in regions like San Francisco, Mexico, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The breakfast burrito and the wet burrito are the two main variants that are famous all over the world.
Hurry up and rush to your nearest Mexican restaurant to savor these yummy Mexican and Latin American delicacies!