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Old Yesterday, 04:36 AM
 
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Into the thread before someone shows up yammering about how this stuff is not authentic and real Mexican food is so much better!

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Old Yesterday, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm very fond of moles, from guacamole to chicken in that black mole sauce. I made the black mole sauce once at home, but haven't made it again as my wife wasn't fond of it. I'm gonna try another 20 + ingredient recipe again. The one thing we had at home that neither of us liked was huitlacoche (called corn fungus or corn smut). Of course it had been frozen and thawed, so I have no comparison to fresh. I have made Cochinita Pibil, using the traditional wrap of banana leaves. Carnitas are best cooked in manteca or leaf lard. We make tamales several times a year and with the exception of the last ones we made which were vegan, lard is used in the masa. Chili rellenos from fresh pablanos or the reconstituted dried version, anchos, are great. So far, I prefer homemade instead of restaurant Mexican/Tex-Mex/SW food. I only wish I could get my hands on some of the chilis grown in Mexico that aren't commercially available. As far as it being "Healthy", I don't care and don't eat it as often as I would like. Food from my heritage, German, supposedly isn't "Healthy" either. Not gonna stop me from eating it.
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Old Yesterday, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Into the thread before someone shows up yammering about how this stuff is not authentic and real Mexican food is so much better!

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I have been to Mexico many times. I like the food down there but I like the Americanized Mexican food just fine.

Just like there are regional differences there, the Mexican food here is different depending on where you get it.
eg Tex-Mex is not like SoCal or Colorado versions.

For the record, my 'so far' favorite American Mexican food was in San Antonio. My favorite Mexican Mexican food was in La Paz.
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Old Yesterday, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I have been to Mexico many times. I like the food down there but I like the Americanized Mexican food just fine.

Just like there are regional differences there, the Mexican food here is different depending on where you get it.
eg Tex-Mex is not like SoCal or Colorado versions.

For the record, my 'so far' favorite American Mexican food was in San Antonio. My favorite Mexican Mexican food was in La Paz.
When in Mexico, I seek out the food that has not been influenced by the Spanish or French, but is made by the native people, that some still speak Nahuatl.
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Old Yesterday, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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although my sisters and most of my friends like Mexican food...i do not. none of it.
when we go out for Mexican, they say "take a bite or mine" or "try this".
it is not bad, it is just not good enough for me to pay for.
so...i order and salad and drink Mexican beer...which is good.
I used to feel the same way! I would go out to dinner with friends and when they asked where we should go, my chronic answer was "anything but Mexican." In a pinch, I'd order fajitas aka Mexican stir fry.

THEN I dated a Hispanic man (I lived in Phoenix then). His mother cooked for me. He took me to authentic Mexican food places (many of which could barely be called 'restaurants '). Not A bit of orange cheese in sight.

I still love THAT type of Mexican food, and I've learned to cook certain things quite well. Often requested for potlucks: guacamole (It's an art, not a science or recipe), enchiladas (green Chile sauce, and no freaking orange cheese!), Pork with green Chile (hatch hot as hell chiles for us, milder for guests), and others. The pork with green Chile is DH's favorite food, except maybe a 1.5 inch thick ribeye.

And when we lived part time in mexico. . . The street taco vendors were heavenly.
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Old Yesterday, 07:05 AM
 
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Carne asada anything.
Tacos al pastor
Fish tacos
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Old Yesterday, 07:07 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I love freshly made salsa with cilantro
Hubby likes beef fajitas, hold the sour cream
I like roasted pork carnitas soft tacos with cilantro and tomato and lettuce. They come with grilled onions, cucumbers and radish on the side.

We do not like melted cheese sauce or runny refried beans, or rice.
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Old Yesterday, 07:08 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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My husband is particularly fond of molletes. Not really my thing, but he loves them. When I eat a Mexican meal, I prefer tortillas to bread.
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Old Yesterday, 08:54 AM
 
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The best Mexican food on the planet is in a little hole in the wall located in an old rundown strip mall close to where I live. No one would dare go into there though, because they would rather visit the touristy downtown places which have been scamming people for decades.
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Old Yesterday, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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I would not say " Better " but diffidently not as spicy in Mexico.
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