Due to my Canadian childhood I had little to no experience with Mexican food until I moved to the US. And when I did move I went a little burrito crazy - as in all things wrapped in a large tortilla were good. There was no filter. None.
Having lived in America for the past three years I've gotten a little better with Mexican food in general - but I'm still trying to tune my burrito filter. They all still taste pretty flippin' good to me.
My favorite burrito served at the Mexican place
down the street from my house is the beef tongue (or lengua). I decided to treat myself earlier today.
My lunch, in all its foil-wrapped glory.
I love this filling. Tongue seems somehow beefier and more substantial than the regular beef. And my little place goes the extra mile and grills the tongue so it gets a crisp almost charred taste and texture. Combined with the soft rice, gooey beans and fresh iceberg lettuce my tongue was very happy to have another tongue as it's companion for lunch.
The first few bites.
Combine this with a little homemade hot sauce thats got the ideal amount of heat (not too much - I'm a bit of a wuss) and I am one happy Canadian.
Tongue is not only a great economy food (there's a lot of food in one tongue) but as I've demonstrated in other posts (salad
and main course
) it's very versatile.
I may not know much about Mexican food, but I know a little about tongue, and I sincerely advise everyone to go try a tongue burrito for lunch soon. Your tongue will welcome the company.