by: itisclaudio, created: 03 May 2018, updated: 03 May 2018 Public: Users can add dishes

Oaxaca is one of Mexico's major gastronomic, historical, and gastro-historical centers whose cuisine is known internationally. Here a list of top dishes from Oaxaca.

1. Chochoyote

Chochoyota, Chochoyo, Chochoyón (Mexican)

Chochoyote is a small ball made of corn dough (the same paste used for corn tortillas) and is used in many dishes of Mexican cuisine. These balls have a characteristic crater in the center, which is made with the finger for a better dough baking and are placed in the pot when the broth is boiling. They are a national delicacy and are popular in dishes such as Mole Amarillo from Oaxaca. Wikepedia

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2. Tlayuda

(Mexican)

Tlayudas are an iconic Oaxacan street snack. Sometimes referred to as “Mexican pizza” but really more of a flatbread, a tlayuda starts with a very large, thin, crispy corn tortilla that is baked on a comal or wood grill. The tortilla is covered with refried or pureed beans and other toppings. The most common version in Oaxaca sports asiento (unrefined pork lard), shredded lettuce or cabbage, avocado, strips of meat (tasajo or cecina are most common), quesillo (Oaxacan string cheese) and salsa. They are generally served open-faced but at times are served folded in half as well. http://www.comalberkeley.com/what-is-a-tlay…

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3. Chapulines

(Mexican)

Spicy grasshopper fried or toasted on a comal with chili, lime, and garlic added for flavor. Chapulines are a popular snack in Mexico, specially in Oaxaca. You can eat them, either by crunching them one by one, or putting them on a tostada or in a taco with some guacamole.

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4. Mezcal

Mescal (Mexican)

Mezcal is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from any type of agave plant native to Mexico. The word mezcal comes from Nahuatl mexcalli and which means "oven-cooked agave"

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5. Memela

(Mexican)

Memelas is the Oaxacan local name for the almost identical sopes and huaraches that are served in other parts of Mexico, but with different toppings. The corn masa is flattened with a tortilla press, pinched to create indentations along its borders, then placed over a hot comal or griddle. When the tortilla-like base is cooked and charred where the dough hits the hot metal of the grill, chewy as a medium-well steak. If the mamelas made with cheese its looks like creamy taste. Mexican people like it very much for morning or evening time.

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6. Mole Negro

Black mole (Mexican)

Negro Mole is a dark smoky, slightly bitter, and incredibly rich sauce is paired with cauliflower in the vegan version. It is the combination of ingredients such as chile chilhuacle rojo and negro, chile mulato, chile pasilla, burnt tortilla, peanuts, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and chocolate that makes this dish so unique.

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7. Mole Rojo

Red Mole (Mexican)

Mole Rojo, is similar to black mole, using many of the same spices and base ingredients and also contains chocolate, but less. Instead, this sweeter, spicier, and more versatile version is amped up with several kinds of dried red chile like pasilla, guajillo, and ancho as well as pulverized raisins and almonds or peanuts.

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8. Mole Amarillo

Yellow Mole (Mexican)

Mole Amarillo is a specialty of the Central Valleys region of this southern Mexico state. Although usually made with chicken, it is one of the few moles that are excellent with beef. It can be served in a bowl with cooked vegetables, such as chayote, potatoes and green beans, or in empanadas.

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9. Mole Verde

Green Mole (Mexican)

Mole Verde adds a bright green color to the dish, which easily makes it one of the most beautiful moles. Its wonderful mix of flavors will make you feel that all that time you spent preparing it was definitely worthwhile!

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10. Mole Chichilo

(Mexican)

Mole Chichilo gets its traditional color from the combination of the dark chiles used in this recipe, and the burned tortillas. Making this Mole is quite involved and one must be very careful with their preparation. In Oaxaca Chichilo is prepared mainly for special occasions.

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11. Mole Manchamantel

(Mexican)

Mole Manchamantel literally translates to tablecloth-stainer. This is a sweet and spicy mole made from chipotle chiles, pineapple, peanuts, and plantain. It is commonly made more like a stew where thick pieces of pork or chicken or chorizo are cooked as part of the sauce then the served together with tortillas or rice.

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