In Search of the Authentic


Do you call that a shrimp taco? A Buenos Aires Mexican restaurant made the mistake of serving that to food maven and proprietor of Casa SaltShaker Dan Perlman. Read on about his bizarre Mexican food experience.

What passes for Mexican food arrives in some strange incarnations in other parts of the world. I’ve been served tamales bathed in brown gravy in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and I’ve eaten enchiladas swathed in molten yellow cheese and floating in what had to have been Campbell’s Cream of Tomato soup. But the strangest was a plate of tacos I was served at a chichi restaurant calling itself Mexican in Ortaköy, an Istanbul suburb. The tortillas resembled crepes, and they were filled with canned corn and fresh, raw peas.

3 comments on “In Search of the Authentic

  1. And I´ve been served eggs benedict in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, that were swimming in a sea of melted cheese.


  2. Ray says:

    There are some excellent enchiladas to be found in Seminyak, Bali.


  3. Bob Cox says:

    Once while living in New Orleans, a friend showed me an article in the Times Picayune paper, a column entitled the”Underground Gormet” which sited a Restauraunt called Little Guatemala… Great Cuisine it claimed, we went to try it out… I tried “the Special… A typical daily meal in Guatemala” . It turned out to be a hot dog with a tortilla & a glop of Guacamole.
    Caveat Emptor !!


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