Oaxaca & Yucatán, a culinary hub

Mexican cuisine is a favorite all over the world, thanks to its authentic flavors

Oaxaca & Yucatán: Mexico's culinary hub
Barbacoa - Photo: César Gómez/EL UNIVERSAL
English 28/11/2018 14:18 Mexico City Notimex Actualizada 14:24
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Mexican cuisine is a favorite all over the world, thanks to its authentic flavors.

According to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), a tourist spends 30% of his budget on food.

In a statement, the company ADO, recommends practicing Gastronomic Tourism in Mexico, especially in the states of Veracruz, Oaxaca, Hidalgo, and Yucatán.

Veracruz, it says, is known for having one of the richest cuisines in Mexico. From the traditional “picadictas”, similar to sopes, with green salsa or red salsa, cheese, cream, and onion, as well as a large variety of seafood. Toritos are also popular in the state, which is a drink made with peanut butter, milk, ice, and vodka or cane liquor.



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Meanwhile, Oaxaca is known for its moles, which include red, almond, and yellow moles, among many others. Tlayudas are also quite popular, which are large crunchy tortillas, topped with meat, lettuce, cheese, and salsa. Oaxaca is also world famous for its mezcal, coffee, and chocolate.



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At the same time, in Hidalgo, you can try the “pastes”, from British heritage, that were cooked to feed miners.



Delicioso paste de zarzamora con queso!! Irresistible

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But its most famous and traditional dish is barbacoa, which is a Pre-Hispanic dish made of the sheep, which involves wrapping the meat in agave leaves, and then cooked in an underground oven.




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The barbacoa can be accompanied with pulque, a drink made from the fermentation of the agave juice.

In Yucatán, the most popular dish is cochinita pibil, which is made with pork marinated in achiote, wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in an underground oven. Papadzules are also famous, which are enchiladas served with pumpkin seed sauce and stuffed with boiled eggs. Lime soup is another traditional dish, which is accompanied with onion, cilantro, and avocado. You can also try Xtabentún, a local liquor that is fermented from a flower.



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