Aug 25, 2006, 6:10 AM
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If Zucaritas instead of Honey Bunches of Oats for breakfast is Mexican, then I'm eating Mexican. Of course our morning coffee is Vera Cruz french roast and Chiapas blend instead of Starbucks Nob.
Re: [Anonimo] Dietary Patterns and Acculturation Among Expats in Mexico
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Almost all my soft drinks are varieties that are not available NoB - Manzana, mandarina, Kaz (though this is almost the same as Squirt), navamango, and Sangria Senioral. I don't drink that most Mexican soft drink - Coca Cola - very often. I'm addicted to del Valle juices in boxes - particularly durazno, mango and guanabana - none of which I ever drank NoB.
I now drink tequila and never did Nob (and don't when Nob. The prices there are just outrageous). Drink Mexican and Chilean wines, particularly Domeque (Mexican) and Concha y Toro (Chilean). Have drunk Chilean for years, but never cared for Mexican wines before. Now I have found several that I find very enjoyable.
I eat durazno and quanabana yogurt instead of ice cream for the evening snack, though for a special treat I stop at Helados Bing and have an espuma de angel cone. That is not available Nob and is just what it says, breath of an angel.
We often seek out restaurants that cater to Mexicans and we often eat Mexican plates when dining out, though I cheat and look for carne asada as part of the plate. We occasionally eat at the Mexican fish restaurants at Piedra Barrenada. My wife loves the fish plates. However, we are informed that the crud in the fish will kill her, so we are giving that up.
I know the above is driving Anonimo mad, as he wants to hear about the great Mexican cooking that we are doing. Unfortunately, we eat out a lot and neither my wife or I are particularly adventurous cooks. We pretty much stick to things that we have cooked for years. One exception is the use of nopales as a vegetable.
As to time of eating, I don't know what the Mexican hours of dining are. What are they? I eat breakfast - such as it is - before going to tennis. We eat lunch whenever we happen to be hungry or when we are in the village if we are eating out and eat dinner anytime from six to eight. We tend to eat later if we are going to go to a restaurant that has music.
We shop at Costco about once every two or three months, seldom go to Sorianos (the only semi local super market). We get all our shrimp, fruits and vegetables at the tiangus or local shops, our meat and fish at places that cater to Ex-pats - Tony's and Chicken Lick'n. We get milk and Zucaritas at farmacia Guadalajara and cheat by shopping about once every week or two at Super Lake or El Torito, where we buy some Nob stuff, but try to avoid doing so if possible.
(This post was edited by dlyman6500 on Aug 26, 2006, 6:10 AM)