Representation of a Mexican cuisine, in front you can find Mexican food and spices, while in the background there are typical utensils.
is a traditional soup or stew from Mexico
The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire occurred in the 16th century. The basic staples since then remain native foods such as corn, beans, squash and chili peppers, but the Europeans introduced many other foods, the most important of which were meat from domesticated animals, dairy products (especially cheese) and various herbs and spices, although key spices in Mexican cuisine are also native to Mesoamerica such as a large variety of chilli peppers.
Street food in Mexico, called antojitos is prepared by street vendors and at small traditional markets in Mexico. Most of them include corn as an ingredient.
Desserts and sweets
Close up shot of a bionico
with strawberries, banana, raisins, shredded coconut and granola
Mexico's candy and bakery sweets industry, centered in Michoacán and Mexico City, produces a wide array of products.
- Fresas con crema
- Frozen banana
- Gorditas de azucar
- Ice cream ("nieves" and "helados").
- Jarritos (spicy tamarindo candy in a tiny pot), as well as a brand of soda
- Macarrones de dulce de leche
- Manjar blanco
- Mazapán de Cacahuate
- Paletas, popsicles (or ice lollies), the street popsicle vendor is a noted fixture of Mexico's urban landscape.
- Pan de Acambaro (Acambaro bread), named for its town of origin, Acambaro, Guanajuato. Very similar to Jewish Challah bread, which may have inspired its creation.