Today, we joined the Oaxacking tour, an experience we learned about through a friend’s glowing recommendation. To prep ourselves, we watched “Somebody Feed Phil” on Netflix, getting a tantalizing preview of what awaited us.
Our first stop was Cocina De Humo, helmed by Chef Thalía Barrios. It’s also a pottery shop.
The ambiance was intimate. Omar from Oaxacking was there too, adding to the experience with his insights.
Here’s a close up of Talia (chef) and Omar.
We started with Café de Olla, a traditional Mexican coffee. Brewed with cinnamon and piloncillo, its unique sweetness and rich aroma were the perfect morning greeting.
But the star was the fried egg taco – simply the best we’ve ever had. It’s hard to describe the explosion of flavors in just a few words.
Then, there was a noodle dish, the name of which escapes me now.
We also savored a blue corn taco stuffed with succulent carnitas – a pork delight that melted in our mouths.
Our journey concluded with Mezcal Mexicano. The mezcal’s smoky depth was a toast to our journey through Oaxaca’s flavors.
We were getting full already. But we were told there’s more.
Location of La Cocina de Humo:
Murguía 304, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax.