La Comida Buena: 5 of the Most Famous Mexican Dishes You Should Try

Posted on Feb 28 2015 - 12:00am by Ceybizlanka

Tortillas with GuacamoleThere are reasons Mexico is one of the most famous destinations in the world. For one, they have rich antiquity that influenced a lot of the other philosophies in different regions. Food, in particular, is part of this culture that is popular globally. If you’re unfamiliar with their dishes, then it’s time you try some of their best.

Guacamole

One of the most well-known dishes by Mexicans is the guacamole – a traditional sauce served with tortilla chips. You can find this dish in some of the best Mexican restaurants in Brisbane, where it’s also good as a side dish. It’s often made from mashed avocadoes, onions, tomatoes, lemon juice and chilli peppers.

Chilaquiles

Many people don’t know that Mexicans also get creative with their breakfast meals. Chilaquiles is a famous traditional dish made of lightly fried and quartered corn tortillas topped with salsa. Others add pulled chicken, scrambled or sunny-side-up eggs, cheese, and cream on top, and it’s often served with frijoles.

Enchiladas

This is another popular breakfast treat in Mexico. They say it originated from the ancient Mayan dish of corn tortillas wrapped around a small fish. Enchiladas today are similar, but stuffed with a combination of seafood, meat, cheese, veggies, and beans covered in chilli sauce, which makes it uniquely Mexican.

Tamales

History books say that Mexicans are people from the ancient Aztec, Mayan and Inca tribes. Tamales, a dish dating from the time of these groups, are made of corn dough stuffed with meat, fruits, or veggies, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. This was popular before as a food-to-go for tribal warriors.

Chiles en Nogada

Talk about patriotism, there is a dish called chiles en nogada which features the three colours of the Mexican flag. The green area contains poblano chillies filled with picadillo (meat, fruits and spices), the white area is walnut-based cream sauce, and the red area is packed with pomegranate seeds.

Some of these treats vary in one or two ingredients, depending on the restaurant. All the same, take the time to try these delicious Mexican dishes to complement your food tasting travels.