Mexico is “the home of the chillies”. But much more than that: The country's traditional cuisine combines pre-Columbian and Spanish, but also French, Arabic, Caribbean and other influences. In addition to the mild to fiery hot chillies, the typical menu includes many other fruits and vegetables – such as corn, beans and avocados.
In addition, depending on the region, meat and poultry are served just as frequently as all kinds of fresh fish. The Mexican national dish is Mole Poblano con Pollo, which consists of poultry with a sauce of chilli, various spices and a “secret ingredient”, namely chocolate.
A delicious combination of two traditional kitchens
Just like the Japanese cuisine – called Washoku – the Mexican cuisine is also recognized by UNESCO as an intangible world cultural heritage. And both complement each other surprisingly well. Why don't you try our tomato & ponzu dip or our edamole next time you want to snack on tortilla chips?
Or prepare your Mexican chilli with Kikkoman Soy Sauce – truly a treat! And another tip: Thanks to its Umami, our soy sauce gets that little extra out of albóndigas, meatballs in tomato sauce, and chile poblano, stuffed green peppers. Let it surprise you!
Quick Mexican Cuisine
Many dishes of Mexican cuisine are also a good choice if you are in a hurry. Tacos, for example, are a Mexican snack that is also very popular in this country: The rolled corn tortillas can easily be filled with various delicacies and are ready in no time.
Alternatively, the thin wheat tortilla wraps, that are served warm and are often filled in Mexico, as well, are ideal for snacking.