October 07, 2003

Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca, 5 hours to the south of Mexico city, is easily the best I've seen of Mexico so far. It's a small town, but the markets are considered the best in Mexico. The food here has been my favorite so far too, especially the chocolate and the cheese. The chocolate is local cacao, mixed with sugar and cinnamon but no milk, giving it a gritty texture. The cheese tastes alot like mozzarella, but is saltier and has a fibrous texture. I like it better. Thanks to Juan, I've also been able to try traditional dishes I wouldn't have known about otherwise. The most interesting of which was probably the roasted crickets, which made even the worm at the bottom of the local Mezcal appetizing.

Posted by dhuska at October 7, 2003 05:06 PM