17 de enero de 2009

Is Mexico City the world's greatest food city?

Stan Sesser, a journalist from the Wall Street Journal, asks the question in this article.

Here, some highlights:


... After six days of making my way from street-corner tamale vendors to elegant restaurants of impressive interior design, I can draw only one conclusion: Mexico's capital has got to be the least-appreciated great food city in the world.

There are cities, like Bangkok, where you can eat superbly at open-front restaurants with plastic stools for seats, and cities like Paris, where the food is terrific but comes at a price, usually astronomical. Mexico City is a rarity: From open-air markets to the highest-end restaurant, the food is magnificent...

... Mexico City can be a problem in other respects. The traffic can be fierce...

... But the eating prospects make the hassles worth it...



I agree that Mexico City is one of the least appreciated food cities in the world.

However, it still cannot be called the world's greatest because we are lacking good restaurants that serve great food from other parts of the world. Can someone name, for instance, a place in Mexico City where one could eat a decent chicken-tikka-massala or Indian cuisine for that matter? I don't think so. When that day comes, we will be worthy of that title.

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3 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

Mexico quizas sea un pais proximo al colapso politico...yo mas bien diria que con los trillones de dolares en deficit otro pais al norte tiene mas posiblidades de fracaso...de todas maneras en el D.F. se come muy sabroso, el articulo del WSJ es basicamente el reportero presumiendo que tiene guevos para pasearse por la ciudad.

Gerardo dijo...

Para excelente comida de la India te recomiendo visitar Dawat en Polanco (Séneca 31).

Figlio di Troia dijo...

Como chilango he visto y conocido muchísimas taquerías, más de pastor, Los de Lorenzo Boturini son muy buenos, pero para mi los de Villa de Cortés (Sur 124) son excelsos, claro, no tienen la fama de los del Charco de las ranas, el Tizoncito u otros, pero todo es según el rumbo donde vivas.

De restaurantes creo que "El Cardenal" del hotel Sheraton de la Alameda es muy bueno, hasta la Parroquia en Insurgentes Sur es bueno, en fin, en gustos se rompen generos, hasta la comida china en la Nápoles es buena, casi donde esta el Fisher´s.