いただきます！/itadakimasu/ Let’s eat
On the seventh episode of “You ate what?!” we return to Mexican food! First, let me say that for all of my time in Arizona, I thoroughly enjoyed the many Mexican restaurants and grocery stores. Shout out to Taco Guild in Phx. Shout out to Carolina’s in Phx. Food city was my jam when I was juicing everyday. We, Crissy, Mommy and I, spent many a day in Ranch Market poking around. Fried foods, fruits, veggies, candies, cookies, cakes, those chicken breasts and legs that were super cheap.
We did that.
Crissy introduced us to tamales! Then she explained that buying them from Food City’s hot food counter wasn’t a good idea because they tasted like “frozen” food. Her palate is unrivaled! We trusted her judgement and never bought them again.
Cookies! Ah, Mexican cookies! My favorite cookies were the sugar cookies! All sugar! Those little yellow sugar filled creations are so delisioso! Crissy’s favorite cookies are the little molasses piggys. Mommy loves those watermelon suckers because they were covered in this spicy pepper seasoning.
I’ve said all this to say that I really love and miss Mexican food. Yesterday I got to chat for a bit with Chelli-san, our resident Mexican. While we were chatting she began to make something. Below is a picture of the bowl she sat at the table between us. Can you guess what it was? It’s something that I’d never tried in Arizona. Have a look at this picture and see if you can guess correctly.
What did you guess? Did you guess fruit? Well done. It’s fruit. But which fruit?! And what is that spicy looking saucy goodness?
It’s orange chunks covered in Chamoy and Tajin!
Chamoy is a sauce made with fruit, such as apricot, mango or plum, chilies and lime juice and is bottled and sold in varying degrees of spiciness. Tajin is a seasoning consisting of chile peppers, lime and salt.
So good. This also reminded me of Lucas candy, a sugary spicy powder that kids would smash by the bottle. This snack brought my fondest memories in Arizona back with ever bite.
10/10 I will eat this snack again. I will try to make it myself once I get all the ingredients. I’ll keep you posted.
御馳走様(でした)!/Gochisou sama (deshita)/Thank you for the delicious meal!