Thursday, June 13, 2024

Oaxaca’s tlayuda faces off against ceviche, choripan in food championship

What’s your favorite street food of these three Latin American favorites: tlayudas, ceviche or choripan?

As of Thursday, a poll on Twitter by streaming service Netflix had Mexico’s tlayudas in second place behind ceviche, a Peruvian dish of fish marinated in lime juice.

The poll is being conducted by the Netflix show Street Food: Latin America, which explores traditional street food in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

The series profiles several traditional dishes in Oaxaca for its episode based in Mexico, which drew the attention of United States Ambassador Christopher Landau. The diplomat appears to be a fan of tlayudas, a Oaxacan dish made with a large tortilla filled with refried beans, cheese and meat.

He put out a call on social media to vote for the dish, which he said he tried during a trip to Oaxaca 25 years ago. “Mexican friends: let’s support the tlayuda for our friends in #Oaxaca!” Landau posted on Twitter.

The poll, which closes Thursday, had received more than 320,000 votes as of noon Thursday, and the tlyauda was in second place with 41.4% of the vote. Ceviche was leading with 45% and choripan had garnered just 13.6% support.

Source: El Sol de México (sp), El Universal (sp), Milenio (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
Jaguar surrounded by furniture and junk on a backyard patio at night in Cancun

Video of jaguar sighting in Cancún backyard goes viral

The video on social media shows the jaguar prowling a Cancún backyard patio at night and rummaging through the homeowner's belongings.

As heat breaks records in Mexico’s north, torrential rains pummel the south

Emergency officials across Mexico are dealing with both a northern heat wave with 50-degree-Celsius temps and heavy rains in the southeast.
Refugees displaced by an armed attack on their Chiapas town stand in the bleachers of a open air sports court and look at proceedings below through a protective wire fence

Over 4,000 residents flee Chiapas town following armed attack

Thousands in the Chiapas town who fled a June 4 armed attack by a criminal group refuse to go home until authorities can ensure their safety.