When it comes to American tacos, they may be considered a fantastic dish except that they are not tacos or would be recognized as a taco from the original home country that tacos come from. This is because they have nothing-in-common. Also, when it comes to American tacos, there are very few variations, while the Mexican versions are endless.
One of the main differences between the American taco and the Mexican taco is that the American versions use flour tortillas opposed to corn. Below are some of the differences that may interest you. To begin with, just about every ingredient used in the Mexican tacos is very different to the American taco. Here are the examples that show these vast differences:
- Mexican are the soft tacos
- The tortillas will always be made out of corn. These are not dry, cold and sandpapery type store-bought versions. Instead, they are pressed freshly and are moist, steaming and hot. They also melt in your mouth.
- There is never, shredded cheese, tomato or lettuce in a Mexican taco. In rare cases, sour cream will be made available with a real Mexican taco. In some cases, a salad of lettuce and tomato may be served on the side.
- Typically no cheese is involved in a Mexican taco. If there is cheese, it will go by a different name.
- The meat inside a Mexican taco is what makes these tacos, and it will never be hamburger meat. In Mexico, there are various meats that you can choose from, and the “Taqueria” usually have a minimum of 5 to 6 choices on display every day.
- The most common toppings on a Mexican taco would be very finely diced white onions and cilantro. In some cases, you may be offered an onion that has been grilled or a whole pepper fired or grilled on the side.
- In Mexico, the tacos come with an abundance of lime slices that you can use to squeeze of these authentic dishes.
Mexican tacos include meat choices such as thinly sliced grilled steak or a pork meat that features a tangy and spiced marinated that has been spit-roasted and then shaved into paper thin slices. Other traditional meats include Spanish grounded sausage.
The salsa on a Mexican taco is also very different. This can include a mountain of finely sliced fresh tomatoes, red salsa (bland), smoky chipotle, piquant red salsa or a green salsa that is usually the hottest. In Mexico, all the taco stands will offer at least three kinds that often include their very own house specialties. In some cases, you may find real guacamole.
The beautiful thing about real Mexican tacos is that you build them to your specifications. This means you can decide exactly what you want in your taco and whether you prefer your taco to be spicy or bland. Real Mexican tacos are never spicy, but rather you can decide to make them spicy when you prefer.
A great way to find any of these could be by just simply going to one of the search engines and typing in what exactly you want. Also, there are apps that are specifically dedicated to cooking and food. This is actually one of the best ways to find your ideal food that you are looking for.
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