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#1 crunch

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:08 PM

Are they like what we get in the states?

Where are they good at?

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

It's hard to impossible to say whether esquites on the island are like what we get in the US because 1) I've never seen them in the US and b ) where they are available there are likely to be regional variations.

There are good ones next to Mister Taco across the street from the bomberos on Juarez.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:01 PM

Thank you. We will try them at Mr. Taco's. I am lucky that my favorite mexican restaurant here has them on the menu....
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:00 PM

Seems sort of odd to be a menu item, but I suppose it makes sense since there probably aren't street stalls selling it.

To be clear, the esquites place is physically connected to Mister Taco (to the right) but you can't order them at Mister Taco.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:04 PM

Are esquites canned corm with mayo & chili powder ?
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:01 AM

Here in Texas it is kernels of corn in a thin type of cream sauce. Very delicious.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:40 AM

I haven't been to the stand back by the Bomberos, but there is one on the south side of the square in the eves... teenagers serving you with mom &/or abuela in the background. They will make yours "to your taste" i.e. lots or little of chili powder, lemon, mayo etc.... Sinfully delish!
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:00 PM

Here in Texas it is kernels of corn in a thin type of cream sauce. Very delicious.


On Cozumel it's boiled corn kernels (that end up tasting a lot like canned corn) served in a cup with mayonnaise, lime juice and chile powder and possibly with crema and cotija cheese.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:34 PM

On Cozumel it's boiled corn kernels (that end up tasting a lot like canned corn) served in a cup with mayonnaise, lime juice and chile powder and possibly with crema and cotija cheese.


It doesn't sound nearly as good as it tastes when you say it that way.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:26 PM

As a NYC street food junkie I understand that sometimes the end result of food can be better than the sum of parts....I guess I'm going to have to wait 'till July & give it a try
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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

Thanks everyone. Normally I would never eat mayo in a tropical climate, but I will force myself.... :)
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

This is a corn question...what kind is used on the island: yellow or White corn?
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:58 PM

What a kill joy. Ja Ja
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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:05 AM

It doesn't sound nearly as good as it tastes when you say it that way.


Yeah, good point. It doesn't sound delicious, but it is.
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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:42 AM

Are esquites spicy enough ? Or it is the another dish in the town  ?


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:04 PM

They are spicy enough and she puts in the amounts of every thing you want as she makes it.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:07 PM

The esquites sold here are normally  made with canned "whole kernal" yellow corn, bought in bulk...., there is very little fresh, good quality "yellow ear corn" in this area........, sometimes you will find a fair esquites made with "whole kernal white corn". the esquites sold on the plaza in the evenings, near steaming hot cooked in butter, are some of the best and you can have them made to order, with or without salt, mayo, cream, lemon and the amount of chilie powder you like. You can often find prepared esquites, but you can normally only control only the limon and chilie that is added. Many people consume esquites as an evening snack or meal.

 

The corn normally sold on a stick "elote", on the street and fiesta days in my opinion is poor to fair quality "white or yellow field corn", not anywhere near sweet corn. Again this is sold with butter, limon, mayo, and chilie powder..... to your choice, many people love it!

 

In some places you can see "corn on the cob", with the husk, boiled normally in water only and sold on a stick. Again this is sold with butter, limon, mayo, and chilie powder..... to your choice! 

 

NOTE: Depending on how much you consume, the above can act as a very effective laxative!    


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:31 PM

think cow corn.  It is hideous.

 

White or yellow...tough, cow corn.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:34 PM

I feel the same.  An odd combo of rubbery and gummy and with no flavor except smoke.  So if you like chewing on gummy smoke, this is the 'treat' for you.


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