Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sunset in Tlalpujahua

Last Saturday after our exploration of the town of Tlalpujahua, it was early evening before we ate.  We went to a place called "La Terraza", a rooftop restaurant atop the "House of Santa Claus" (see previous post).  There were not a huge number of dining choices here, but I think we ended up at the best place in town.  It certainly was the restaurant with the best view in town.

We started off with a delicious soup called "sopa de la milpa" (soup of the cornfield).  In addition to corn it contained "chayote" (a Mexican vegetable), squash and Swiss chard.

For my main dish I had "cecina", thin slices of beef that has been salted, marinated and dried.  Served with it was a "corunda", a triangular shaped "tamal" that is typical of the state of Michoacán, rice, beans and an "enmolada", a tortilla covered in "mole".

Alejandro had a traditional dish of Michoacán, chunks of pork served with "verdolagas", a green plant which is called purslane in English.

We finished with slices of a cake flavored with "cajeta", Mexican caramel.

We purposely ate our meal in a very leisurely manner because we could see that this would be a good spot from which to view the sunset.  Indeed, it was the perfect ending to a very tasty meal.

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