What is Queso Fundido?
A dish of hot, melted cheese and spicy chorizo, often served flambeed and accompanied by tortillas or chips.
What is 'Arroz con Leche' in English?
What are the main ingredients in Huevos Motuleños?
Eggs, tortillas, black beans, and often ham, peas, plantains, and salsa picante.
What is Queso Chihuahua also known as?
What state is Guacamole typical of?
Guacamole is a national dish and is found throughout Mexico.
What state is Cochinita Pibil typical of?
What are common garnishes or accompaniments for Carne Asada?
Tortillas, salsa, avocado, onions, and cilantro.
What does 'Torta Ahogada' translate to in English?
What are Huevos Rancheros?
A classic Mexican breakfast dish of eggs served on lightly fried corn tortillas topped with a tomato-chili sauce.
What state are Huaraches typical of?
Huaraches are a national dish and are found throughout Mexico.
What region of Mexico does Queso Fundido come from?
What are Alegrías de Amaranto made of?
Puffed amaranth grains mixed with honey or molasses, and often include nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate.
How is Dulce de Leche typically used?
As a topping or filling for cakes and other desserts.
What state is Menudo typical of?
Menudo is a national dish and are found throughout Mexico.
What is a Torta in the context of Mexican cuisine?
A type of sandwich.
What is Queso Cotija?
A hard, crumbly cheese from the town of Cotija in Michoacán, Mexico, known for its salty and robust flavor.
What state is Aguachile typical of?
What state is Choriqueso typical of?
Choriqueso is a national dish and is found throughout Mexico.
What state is Queso Relleno typical of?
Where state are Chalupas typical of?
What are the common flavors of Ate?
Quince (ate de membrillo), guava (ate de guayaba), and other fruits.
What happens to Queso Fresco when it is heated?
It softens but maintains its shape.
What does 'zarandeado' translate to in English?
'Shaking' or 'tossing'.
What are Escamoles?
The larvae of ants, often referred to as 'Mexican caviar'.
What ingredient in Ceviche 'cooks' the fish?
What are the main ingredients in Panuchos?
Tortillas, refried black beans, typically topped with shredded turkey or chicken, pickled red onion, avocado, and tomato.
What is an alternate name for Queso Panela, and why?
Queso de Canasta, due to the basket in which it is traditionally shaped.
What is Queso Panela?
A Mexican cottage cheese made from pasteurized cow’s milk, known for its smooth, creamy texture and mild, slightly sweet flavor.
What unusual meat is used in Menudo?
Cow's stomach (tripe).
What state are Huevos Motuleños typical of?
What are the main ingredients of Choriqueso?
Chorizo and cheese.
What are Esquites?
A popular Mexican snack of corn kernels that are boiled, sautéed with onions and chili peppers, and typically served in cups with various garnishments.
What state is Sopa de Lima typical of?
What are Camarones a la Diabla?
A spicy Mexican dish consisting of shrimp cooked in a sauce made from a variety of hot chili peppers.
What state are Tlayudas typical of?
What dishes is Queso Fresco commonly used in?
Salads, tacos, beans, enchiladas, and chiles rellenos.
What does 'Carne Asada' translate to in English?
What unusual ingredient gives Mole Poblano its unique flavor?
What are Jumiles?
A type of stink bug that is consumed in certain regions of Mexico.
What is Queso Oaxaca?
A white, semi-hard cheese from Mexico, known for its unique string cheese texture and mild flavor.
How is Flan typically served?
It's chilled and inverted onto a plate so the caramel forms a syrupy topping.
What is Queso Manchego?
A popular cheese variety in Mexico, made from cow's milk, known for its creamy and mild flavor, and good melting properties.
What is Barbacoa?
A style of cooking meat, usually sheep, goat, or beef, which involves slow cooking with seasonings, typically in a pit covered with maguey leaves.
What is Bocadin?
A candy bar made of wafer and covered with chocolate.
What state are Jumiles typical of?
What is Atole?
A traditional Mexican hot drink made from masa (corn dough), water or milk, sweeteners, and often flavored with fruits, nuts, or chocolate.
What region of Mexico is Ahuautle particularly associated with?
What is Flan?
A type of custard dessert made of eggs, sugar, and milk, with a layer of caramel sauce on top.
What is Elotes also known as?
Mexican street corn.
What state is Machaca typical of?
What meal are Chilaquiles typically eaten at?
Breakfast or brunch.
What are Sopes typically topped with?
Refried beans, cheese, lettuce, onions, sour cream and sauce.
How was the meat in Machaca originally dried?
It was sun-dried with chili peppers.
What are Gusanos de Maguey?
The larvae of a type of butterfly that lives on the maguey or agave plant.
What is Queso Oaxaca also known as?
What is Tlayudas often dubbed as?
Why is Ahuautle sometimes called 'Mexican caviar'?
Because it consists of the eggs of aquatic insects, similar to how caviar consists of fish eggs.
What is Pescado Zarandeado?
A traditional Mexican dish of whole fish marinated in a mixture of condiments and spices, then grilled over an open flame.
What meat is traditionally used in Birria?
Usually goat, lamb, or mutton.
What state did Barbacoa originate from?
What are Chapulines?
What is Ahuautle?
A traditional food from Mexico that consists of the eggs of aquatic insects, primarily from the Axayacatl (water fly).
What state are Enchiladas Suizas typical of?
What is the taste and texture of Escamoles?
They have a cottage cheese-like consistency and a slightly nutty taste when cooked.
What grain is commonly used in Pozole?
Hominy (dried corn kernels).
What types of chili peppers are commonly used in Camarones a la Diabla?
Often include chipotle and arbol chilies.
Why are they called 'Swiss' enchiladas?
Because they're garnished with melted cheese, a reference to Switzerland's renowned dairy products.
What are the main ingredients in Pico de Gallo?
Chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, fresh serranos, salt, and lime juice.
What are Polvorones made of?
Flour, sugar, milk, and nuts.
What is Queso Fresco?
A traditional Mexican 'fresh cheese' made from cow's milk or a combination of cow and goat milk, known for its bright and mild flavor and firm texture.
What state are Gorditas typical of?
Gorditas are a national dish and are found throughout Mexico.
What are Molletes typically topped with?
Refried beans and cheese.
What state are Salbutes typical of?
What are Glorias made of?
Milk, sugar, and pecans.
What does 'Huevo a la Mexicana' mean in English?
How are Gusanos de Maguey typically served?
They are often served in tacos, or used to flavor mezcal.
What are Chiclets?
A brand of chewing gum.
What states are Pescado Zarandeado typical of?
Sinaloa and Nayarit.
What is the texture and flavor of Flan?
Smooth texture with a rich, sweet, and creamy flavor.
What state are Glorias typical of?
What are Gorditas de Nata?
Small, sweet, and rich cakes made from 'nata', a thick cream that forms on top of boiling milk.
What is the flavor of Pulparindos?
Sweet, sour, and spicy.
What are the main ingredients in Papadzules?
Tortillas, hard-boiled eggs, a sauce made from pumpkin seeds, and a tomato and habanero salsa.
What are the main ingredients in Salbutes?
Deep-fried tortillas, shredded turkey or chicken, lettuce, avocado, and pickled onions.
What is the flavor and texture of Mazapanes?
They have a crumbly texture and a sweet, nutty flavor.
What are the main ingredients in Huevo a la Mexicana?
Eggs scrambled with chopped tomato, onion, and green chili.
What are Mazapanes made of?
What dishes is Queso Cotija commonly used in?
Tacos, tostadas, and elote.
What state are Chiles en Nogada typical of?
What is the texture of Atole?
Thick and creamy.
What are the main ingredients in Sopa de Lima?
A chicken broth base, lime, shredded chicken, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and often tortilla strips and avocado slices.
What state are Papadzules typical of?
How are Esquites typically served?
Warm in cups, garnished with lime juice, chili powder, mayonnaise, and cotija cheese.
What state are Tacos al Pastor typical of?
What type of bread is typically used for Tortas?
What are the three colors represented in Chiles en Nogada?
Green, white, and red.
What does 'Alegrías' mean in English?
What state are Chapulines typical of?
What does 'Queso Fundido' translate to in English?
What region of Mexico are Gorditas de Nata particularly popular in?
The central regions.
What is Tamarind Candy?
A type of candy made from the tamarind fruit.
What is Sopa Azteca?
A traditional Mexican soup made of fried corn tortilla pieces, submerged into a tomato, garlic, and onion broth, and garnished with avocado, cheese, and chili peppers.
What is another name for Pico de Gallo?
What state is Mole Poblano typical of?
What state is Birria typical of?
What is the texture of Polvorones?
Soft and crumbly.
What are Chiles Rellenos typically stuffed with?
Cheese or meat.
What state are Carnitas typical of?
What is the flavor of Tamarind Candy?
What state are Panuchos typical of?
When is Atole typically consumed?
During breakfast or dinner, often with tamales. Also popular during the Day of the Dead and Christmas season.
What are Gorditas typically stuffed with?
Cheese, meat, or other fillings.
Who produces Bocadin?
Ricolino, a Mexican confectionery company.
How are Churros cooked?
They are deep-fried.
What is the outer wrapping of a Tamale made from?
What is Carne Asada?
A dish that consists of beef, usually thin slices of marinated skirt steak or flank steak, that's grilled and served with tortillas and a variety of garnishes.
When is Café de Olla particularly popular?
In rural areas and during Mexican holidays, such as Day of the Dead celebrations.
What is the outer layer of an Enchilada made from?
What state are Tacos typical of?
Tacos are a national dish and are found throughout Mexico.
What does 'Chiles Rellenos' mean in English?
How is the term 'Chiclets' used in Mexico?
To refer to any kind of small, flavored chewing gum.
What dishes is Queso Oaxaca commonly used in?
Quesadillas and empanadas.
What are typical fillings for Tacos?
Meats, cheese, salsa, guacamole, cilantro, tomatoes, onions, and lettuce.
What is Queso Chihuahua?
A semi-soft cheese from the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua with a slightly tangy, yet creamy, taste, known for melting easily.
What state are Chiles Rellenos typical of?
Chiles Rellenos are a national dish and are found throughout Mexico.
What are Quesadillas?
A Mexican dish of a tortilla, typically filled with cheese and sometimes other ingredients, folded in half and cooked until the cheese is melted.
What dishes is Queso Chihuahua commonly used in?
Quesadillas, enchiladas, and chiles rellenos.
What state are Flautas typical of?
Flautas are a national dish and are found throughout Mexico.
What is the main ingredient in Guacamole?
What state is Torta Ahogada typical of?
When are Gorditas de Nata typically eaten?
For breakfast or as a snack.
How are Chicatanas typically served?
They are often ground and used in a variety of sauces.
What are Enchiladas Suizas?
Enchiladas topped with a creamy, green tomatillo sauce and melted cheese, typically filled with shredded chicken.
What are Pulparindos made of?
Tamarind pulp, sugar, salt, and chili peppers.
What state is known for its Cajeta?
What state is Ceviche typical of?
Ceviche is typical of the coastal regions in Mexico.
What are the main ingredients in Queso Relleno?
Edam cheese, pork, tomatoes, onions, olives, capers, raisins, and almonds.
What ingredients give Café de Olla its unique flavor?
Cinnamon and piloncillo.
What state are Sopes typical of?
Sopes originated from the central and southern parts of Mexico.
What other name is Sopa Azteca known by?
What state are Churros typical of?
Churros are a national dish and are found throughout Mexico.
What is Ate Moreliano?
A type of Ate that originates from Morelia, a city in the state of Michoacán, Mexico.
What distinguishes Mexican Manchego from Spanish Manchego?
Mexican Manchego is made from cow's milk, while Spanish Manchego is made from sheep's milk.
What state are Molletes typical of?
Molletes are a national dish and are found throughout Mexico.
What is Café de Olla?
A traditional Mexican coffee beverage brewed with a mixture of cinnamon and piloncillo, typically prepared in an earthen clay pot.
What is Cajeta made of?
Sweetened caramelized goat's milk.
What gives Cochinita Pibil its vibrant orange color?
What is the main meat used in Tacos al Pastor?
What is Machaca?
A traditional Mexican dish from Sonora that consists of dried, spiced meat, usually beef, that's rehydrated and shredded before being cooked with a variety of ingredients.
What state are Tamales typical of?
Tamales are a national dish and are found throughout Mexico.
What state are Chilaquiles typical of?
Chilaquiles are a national dish and are found throughout Mexico.
What is Torta Ahogada?
A Mexican dish consisting of a crusty roll filled with pork carnitas and drenched in a spicy tomato-based sauce.
What regions of Mexico is Sopa Azteca particularly associated with?
Central and southern regions.
What is special about the presentation of Chiles en Nogada?
It represents the colors of the Mexican flag.
Is Aguachile considered a type of ceviche?
Yes, it is often considered a type of ceviche.
What are Chalupas?
A type of street food made by frying a thin layer of masa dough to form a shallow plate, typically topped with shredded chicken, salsa, onions, and sometimes cheese.
How are Flautas cooked?
They are rolled up with a meat filling and fried until crisp.
Does a quesadilla always include cheese?
In most regions yes, but in some areas like Mexico City, a quesadilla doesn't necessarily include cheese.
What makes Mole Poblano unique?
Its complex sauce contains over 20 ingredients, including different types of chilies, nuts, seeds, spices, and chocolate.
What is Aguachile?
A Mexican dish made of shrimp, submerged in liquid seasoned with chili peppers, lime juice, salt, cilantro, cucumber, and onion.
What state is Pozole typical of?
What state are Elotes typical of?
Elotes are a common street food throughout all states of Mexico.
What are Huaraches typically topped with?
Salsa, onions, potato, cilantro and protein.
With which cheese is Queso Cotija often compared, and why?
Parmesan, due to its robust flavor and granulated texture.
What dishes is Queso Manchego commonly used in?
Quesadillas, nachos, and a range of other Mexican dishes.
What state are Enchiladas typical of?
Enchiladas are a national dish and are found throughout Mexico.
What are some typical ingredients in Arroz con Leche?
Rice, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and sometimes raisins and vanilla.
What state is Ate Moreliano typical of?
What dishes is Queso Panela commonly used in?
Salads, antojitos, and as a standalone appetizer, often garnished with lime juice and chili powder.
How is Dulce de Leche made?
By slowly heating sweetened milk to caramelize the sugar.
What are Chicatanas?
Large winged ants that are a seasonal delicacy in certain parts of Mexico.
What are the common fruits used in Ate Moreliano?
Guava, quince, or apricot.
What is Camarones a la Diabla typically served with?
Rice, tortillas, or bread.
What are common accompaniments to Huevos Rancheros?
Refried beans, slices of avocado, and a sprinkling of fresh cheese.
How is the pork in Carnitas typically cooked?
By braising or simmering in oil or lard.
What is Ate?
A traditional Mexican candy made by boiling fruit pulp and sugar.