Tag: market

  • Bazar Artesanal Mexicano in Coyoacán

    Bazar Artesanal Mexicano in Coyoacán

    Coyoacán, an old town established during the Spanish colonial era, is a melting pot of history and tradition, and this market is a testament to that rich heritage. Right there is the Bazar Artesanal Mexicano. The market is a vibrant showcase of artisan craftsmanship. Colorful skulls, a symbol of Mexican art and the Day of…

  • Piñatas at Coyoacan Market

    Piñatas at Coyoacan Market

    On a recent Coyoacan Market visit, we were amazed by the incredible variety of piñatas on display. Originally, piñatas serve a purpose beyond mere decoration. They are a symbol of celebration, typically broken during festive occasions to release candies and treats as a metaphor for abundance and joy. Among the usual suspects, we stumbled upon…

  • Chilaquiles at Coyoacan Market

    Chilaquiles at Coyoacan Market

    We headed to the Coyoacan Market for breakfast. This stall is Trinidad Ritual de Sabores. I heard their tacos are really good but went for the chilaquiles instead. A cup of chocolate, the cup is so cute. Personally I prefer the chocolate thicker with milk. The chilaquiles with Barbacoa de Picanha is really good though.…

  • Tamales Rajas at the market

    Tamales Rajas at the market

    Both tamales and Zongzi, Chinese leave-wrapped dumplings, involve wrapping a filling in leaves and then cooking them, usually by steaming or boiling. Tamales are typically made with a corn-based dough (masa) and can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, or chilies. They are traditionally wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves. Zongzi, on the…

  • Found Rambutans in Oaxaca

    Found Rambutans in Oaxaca

    On a recent visit to Mercado Sánchez Pascuas in Oaxaca, we discovered rambutan, an exotic fruit native to Southeast Asia, specifically Malaysia and Indonesia. With a striking appearance resembling lychees, rambutans have a hairy, vibrant red shell. Inside, their sweet, juicy flesh offers a refreshing taste, a delightful surprise in the heart of Mexico. Location…

  • Our Oaxacan Cooking Class

    Our Oaxacan Cooking Class

    Our culinary adventure in Oaxaca took a delightful turn when we attended a cooking class led by Victor, a local chef who introduced us to the wonders of traditional Mexican cooking. The experience began with a visit to the local market, where we gathered fresh ingredients, each laid out beautifully, a feast for the eyes…

  • Adventure at Mercado de La Merced

    Adventure at Mercado de La Merced

    During my recent visit to Mercado de La Merced in Oaxaca, I embarked on a journey through a world of vibrant colors, rich aromas, and authentic Mexican flavors. My first encounter was with nopales, the pads of the prickly pear cactus, essential in Mexican cooking. Their versatility and unique flavor highlighted the ingenuity of Oaxacan…

  • Fruit of the cactus – prickly pear

    Fruit of the cactus – prickly pear

    The prickly pear is a fruit. It grows on the Opuntia cacti, commonly known as the prickly pear cactus. The fruit, also known as a “tuna” in Spanish, is distinct from the nopales, which are the cactus pads. Prickly pears come in various colors, including green, yellow, red, and purple, depending on their maturity and…

  • Culinary Journey Through Mercado de Abastos

    Culinary Journey Through Mercado de Abastos

    Our visit to Mercado de Abastos (Central de Abastos) was a deep dive into Oaxaca’s heart and soul. This bustling market, steeped in history, is a sensory overload with its vibrant colors, sounds, and enticing aromas. One can’t miss the variety of chilies here, each adding its unique flavor and heat to Oaxacan cuisine. We…

  • Rainy Day Adventure from London Bridge to Borough Market

    Rainy Day Adventure from London Bridge to Borough Market

    Starting with a free copy of the Evening Standard at London Bridge station around noon, I braved the rain to wander to Borough Market, getting somewhat drenched in the process. First stop was Monmouth Coffee for a decaf flat white. The coffee shop’s inviting warmth, enhanced by heaters, provided a perfect 30-minute escape from the…