13. 2. Mercado local style

Tamales

🇸🇮 Mayela nas povabi na zajtrk v lokalni mercado in ni boljšega, kot hodit po stojnicah z lokalci. Hrana tu je raznolika in ima res unikatna imena, tako da pogosto ne uspeva zares razbrati, kaj sploh ponujajo in sigurno zamujava kakšne dobrote. To jutro jemo tradicionalno kombinacijo tamales & atoles. Tamales so zvitki v bananinih listih, narejeni iz koruzne mase z različnimi polnili (Miha naroči svinjino, Tina lokalno verzijo špinače) s salso, itak. Zelo okusno. Atole pa je topla gosta pijača z različnimi okusi: sezam, ovseni kosmiči, mleko, kokos, arašidi (kar močnega okusa, Mihu je všeč) in riž (kot en malo bolj tekoč riž na mleku, Tino spominja na otroštvo). Na drugih stojnicah probamo še nekaj različnih prigrizkov – tlayudas, sopes, huaraches, empanadas de amarillo in vse je odlično. Zadovoljna, hvaležna za super zajtrk in oborožena z nekaj novimi uporabnimi izrazi, ki bodo sigurno zelo kmalu prišli prav.

Mayela explaining traditions and food

🇬🇧 Mayela invites us for breakfast to the local mercado and it is such a treat (as well as learning experience) to eat with locals. Food here is amazing and diverse, but has different names and often we don’t really understand what vendors are offering, no doubt missing out on some amazing treats. This morning we have the traditional combination of tamales and atoles. Tamales are made of corn masa, meat or herbs and salsa, wrapped and cooked in banana leaves. Yum! And atole is a warm corn masa based drink that comes in different tastes, like rice, peanuts, sesame, coconut, and milk. We try out some other snacks – tlayudas, sopes, huaraches, empanadas de amarillo and they are all delicious. We leave happy, grateful for the lovely morning and armed with some new food vocabulary that will surely be put to use very soon.

Food stalls research

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