Considered “staple cakes” in Mexican homes, these semi-sweet corn cakes have many different variations in texture and colour, and are a tribute to the sheer diversity of native corn in the Oaxaca region.
This is a hearty dish with protein and vegetables, and it is hot and spicy. Indeed, when you carve into a piece of meat – tender after braising for around two hours – and raise it to your to your lips, the spicy kick of the sauce is immediate. The meat brings welcome relief to the palate, while the potato provides a milder balance to the chilli.
Mole sauce is a rich and savoury traditional Mexican sauce made of hot chillies and rich chocolate.
Discover the wonders of this regional Mexican cuisine, especially if you enjoy the hot stuff ! Like the rest of Mexican cuisine, Oaxacan food is based on staples such as corn, beans and chilli peppers, but there is a great variety of other ingredients and food preparations due to the influence of the state’s varied geography and indigenous cultures.