Insider Tip: Mexico's Street Food
It's no wonder Mexico is world famous for its scrumptious street-food scene, everything tastes better in Mexico!
With many markets and distinctive flavours, the state and city of Oaxaca offers some of the most celebrated cooking and ingredients in Mexico.
With its elegant colonial buildings, an impressive arts and crafts scene, markets selling mounds of mole (sauce) and the state's other favourite food, chocolate, Oaxaca looks and tastes good.
A favourite restaurant of mine in Oaxaca was Pitiona. I delved into a six-course tasting menu at a courtyard table and watched as the chefs crafted complex dishes such as sopa de fideos, a noodle and bean soup that was brought out with delicate bundles of cheese that burst into liquid in the mouth.
Each course is paired with a Mexican wine, craft beer or mezcal from small producers that now thrive as part of the country's growing gourmet scene.
However, to get to the heart of Oaxacan cuisine, I needed to visit the food markets.
Here I found the country's best selection of salsas. I recommend trying the mole negros which is made from a base of black chillies, chocolate and sesame seeds – delicious!
- Isme Economu – Flight Centre Taranaki St, Mexico's Street Food