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by Dime bag kenny
Albuquerque, New Mexico
December 23, 2009
by wanderer 2005
January 28, 2005
Now forget everything you think you know about Mexican food. This is NEW Mexican food, and yes, there IS a difference. Let's start off with the complimentary chips and salsa. This salsa is nothing like Pace and has no tomatoes or onions in it. This is pure, ground red chili pods. It's hot and spicy, with a touch of sweet. Again, this is not your average salsa, so proceed with caution. Please don’t get a chipfull and try to eat it. You might regret it, in turn ruining your dinner.
As with all New Mexican places, you get to choose between red or green chili. Now depending on the restaurant, the red can be hotter, or the green can be hotter. In this case, the red is the hotter of the two. If you’re at another restaurant, always ask your server which one is hotter.
Here you will find your basic enchiladas, chimichangas or tacos on the menu, but the chili is what makes the meal. I say be bold and get BOTH chili’s. You can get one end with red and the other with green. My personal favorite is the blue-corn cheese enchiladas with both red and green. YUMMY!! Blue corn tortillas rolled up with cheese and onions and smothered in chili! This will kill what ails you, if the salsa doesn’t.
Try the green chili stew. It’s green chili with potatoes and ground beef, served with hot, homemade tortillas. This is what I get when I have either a hangover, or a cold. Trust me, you’ll feel MUCH better after a dose of that. The fajitas are to die for, too.
Another NEW MEXICAN item that you get at restaurants, are sopapillas. They’re kind of like doughnuts or Indian fry bread. They’re deep fried, air filled pouches that you put honey on. You can have them as dessert or stuffed as a meal, but they’re traditionally served as bread, with the meal. The best part is, when covered in honey, it kills the heat from the chili.
Oh yeah, you’ll see honey on the tables in all Mexican restaurants in New Mexico. It’s for the sopapillas. It’s the only place I’ve ever seen this. When I eat here, I squeeze some honey on top of my enchiladas. It gives the dish a really nice, sweet flavor and again, helps defeat the heat. Try it, you won’t regret it. I know it sounds really strange, but it’s awesome. Just put a little on a corner and try it.
From journal Great Food in an Unlikely Place