- May 16, 2005
- Denver, CO
- Subaru WRX Wagon, Toyota Pickup Rock Crawler
Just because you can't get good Mexican food in your area doesn't mean its not complex. The large majority of "Mexican Food" restaurants in this country are "Tex-Mex" or very Americanized versions of their food. I've never been to Mexico, but there are some very authentic restaurants in my area that do some incredible food. If you never had a good Mole` sauce, then you are missing out. Also, real Mexican food varies heavily by region and they all have their own style.And let's not get crazy by calling Mexican food 'complex'. Its is delicious and I eat it 1-2 times a week. But it is pretty much the same ingredients in each dish and just called something different.
Reminded me of the Chili story from Ron White:
Honestly, that was the only real complaint I had with what they said. I've had Italian food that looked like a plate of "sick covered in cheese" but that doesn't mean I think all Italian food is like that.
At the end of the day, I've met very few Mexican immigrants that fit any of the "stereotype" stuff that they said though, and find them to be incredibly hard working, generally intelligent people. I've had issues with them too, mostly in communication (not being a spanish speaker) but in general I don't really care.
If you want to get a real feel for true Mexican cuisine, check out anything that Chef Rick Bayless does. He has a PBS series called "Mexico: One Plate at a Time" where he goes to places all over Mexico and explores their regional cuisine and then teaches you how to make a similar dish at home. He is also the winner of "Top Chef Masters" season 1.