Mexican food in Da Nang

 

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Mexican Food

Traditional Mexican cuisine has sparked the cravings of many over its long, flavorful history.

As one of the most versatile and varied cuisines, the cultural aspect of Mexican cuisine takes on a personality of its own. Mexican cuisine has a history of incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables with local wild game. Over the centuries, traditional Mexican cuisine was subject to the influence of other nations. While ingredients and cooking methods have changed over the course of history, the traditions of Mexican cooking have proven resilient, reflecting outside influences yet retaining distinct cultural characteristics.

The following eHow.com article details a brief history of Mexican cuisine – including cooking methods, cultural influence and common ingredients. Feed your brain some flavorful Mexican cuisine facts… there are plenty!

Interesting Mexican Cooking Facts

By Nicole Whitney, eHow Contributor

Mexican cooks use lots of spicy peppers.

Lovers of Mexican foods enjoy it for its flavorful kick, use of fresh aromatic ingredients and colorful presentation. Mexican cuisine incorporates the cooking of ancient Aztec and Mayan Indians with ingredients and cooking techniques that originated from all over the world to create its unmistakable flavor. Many would like to learn to cook Mexican food, and find themselves better equipped once they understand some basic Mexican cooking facts.

Spices

Many believe that chiles, one of the most recognizable flavors in Mexican cooking, was originally cultivated in South America. Birds disperse the seeds, and may have carried them throughout the Americas. Mexicans continue to use dozens of varieties of chiles in cooking. Anchiote seeds and paste often season chicken and fish; dried and smoke jalapeños give Mexican soups, salsas and sauces a smoky flavor. Mexicans cooking also uses canella (white cinnamon), which has a more delicate flavor than its American counterpart.

Types

Each region in Mexico has its own type of food. Meat dishes are popular in the north, while in the south more dishes with vegetables and chicken are common. Communities along the sea enjoy a lot of seafood dishes, fish like grouper, red snapper, mojarra and snook. Lobster, crab and oysters are abundant. Some Mexican recipes incorporate influences from South America, the Caribbean and Africa. Common foods, such as tacos and tamales, receive a special touch in each region of Mexico.

History

White corn, beans, squash, tomatoes and chiles are the staples that have formed the foundation of Mexican cooking. The Mexican Indians relied on the combination of corn and beans for their protein, and they included small game, birds and fish whenever available. They either simmered or smoked the food. They did not have bread, but invented tortillas made of corn.When the Spainards arrived in Mexico, they brought influences from the Romans: wheat, bread, olives and olive oil, the Germanic tribes: pork and lard, and the North African Moors: sheep, chickens and spices, such as cinnamon and cumin, ruit, rices and nuts. The Mexican Indians incorporated these ingredients into tacos, stews and tamales which we now consider typical Mexican cuisine.

Learning

Those wishing to learn authentic Mexican cooking, can take a cooking vacation to the country. Hands-on classes that teach their most adored recipes made with fresh vegetables, herbs and spices often include trips to the market. Instructors will talk about the historic and cultural background of the food. Students experience food and life the way the natives do.

Tools

Mexican cooking only requires a few basic tools. A tortilla press has two flat plates made of metal or wood, hinged together. The cook used an attached handle to flattens a ball of dough for tortillas. Mexican cooks use a comal, a cast-iron skillet without sides, to cook tortillas or other ingredients that contain no oil. Mexican cooks are usually not without a molcahete and tejolete, a mortar and pestle made from volcanic rock, to grind their herbs and spices.

 

Mexican cuisine has always been an exciting and flavorful adventure for people all around the world. Experimenting with a variety of Mexican food dishes will bring you closer to the history of Mexican cuisine and allow you to enjoy all the qualities of this great culture.

For authentic Mexican cuisine that you can get excited about, check out our full menu. From burritosto fresh seafood plates, we have everything the steak-lover and vegetarian alike can appreciate. True Mexican cuisine is our passion, and you’ll taste the difference here!

Da Nang

1. Da nang Town
Boasting markets, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and some of the most unusual shops in Vietnam, Da nang is delight, waiting to be discovered.

2. World Heritage
Just a short drive from Da nang lie four UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites; the former Imperial City of Hue (2 hours), the ancient ‘Silk Road’ trading port of Hoi An (25 minutes), the spiritual centre of the Champa civilization My Son (90 minutes), and the mystical Phong Nha Caves in Quang Binch province which is known for its labyrinth of underground passageways and river caves. Furama Resort Da nang can organise day trips for groups, couples or individual guests to any of these inspiring attractions.

3. Natural unspoilt beauty
Da nang is renowned for its scenic beauty with endless stretches of unspoilt sandy beaches, crystal blue seas and luxurious, tropical hinterland. While relaxing at the beach, treat yourself to any of the soothing therapies offered daily from dedicated Tai Chi and Yoga instructors.

4. World-class golf
Over the past two years, elite golf has arrived at Da nang’s sand dunes. The area has been tipped to become a magnet for golf enthusiasts from around the world with the development of two new championship golf courses, Da nang Golf Club designed by Greg Norman and Montgomerie Links designed by Colin Montgomerie. Both courses offer world-class facilities.