How Tacos Are Conquering The World?

 
03-Nov-2010 by

Taco’s increasing popularity has made it one of the prime ambassadors of Mexican cuisine. Taco is one Mexican dish that had simply grown through the ages and made a massive evolution from a simple, humble dish to one of world’s most popular dishes. It is therefore, but natural to wonder “how tacos are conquering the world”. In this article therefore, let’s take a look at the factors that earned tacos their massive popularity.

Simple and Easy to make:
This is probably the prime reason why taco’s become the favorite food of the globe. Simply take a warm corn or flour tortilla and wrap it up with any deliciously cooked, soft and tender meat and there – your taco bells are ready. Even the garnishing is as simple as basic. A dash of onions, cilantro lime and salsa and your tacos are flavorfully loaded. With such an easy process behind such a representative and delicious dish – do you still need to be convinced “how tacos are conquering the world”? Well, if you do, then there are more reasons for you to follow.

Nutritional Values:
Taco is probably one food item that pleases both your taste buds and your health. The tortilla sheets made of corn are highly rich in fiber and protein. Besides, they also contain minerals like Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, etc and vitamins like vitamin A, B and C. The stuffings which are usually made of fish or meat are rich sources of the much needed proteins and fibers for our body.

Offers Varied Flavors:
When we talk about culinary innovation and creativity, tacos are simply the chef’s delight. Nothing embodies diversity as much as tacos do. The more traditional tacos topped with grilled chicken, carne asada steak, carnitas shredded pork, lengua (beef tongue) continues to win the hearts of many. But at the same time, the more contemporary ones - like a braised chicken taco sauced with chipotle barbeque and dashed with quesa fresca, or the escolar tacos (made of bok choy, shitake mushrooms, aji Amarillo chiles, sweet soy and cilantro) or even the deep-fried eggplant stuffed tacos – are bound to conquer your hearts and minds with their flavorful qualities. At the same time, tacos come in both hot and cold varieties and both taste equally good. The cold taco of Dungeness crab with a sweet cantaloupe slaw and tender braised pork belly with a sour cherry relish are some great examples of cold tacos.

Cost Effective:
Other than being a quick recipe, tacos come at a reasonably cheap price. A regular taco (chicken, beef, shrimp, fish, etc) would come at a price of three to five dollars each. Only the more exclusive ones like crab and turtle taco may come at a higher price of six to nine dollars each.

Global Tastes:
The main reason why and how tacos are conquering the world is perhaps globalization. Today, the globe becoming rather flattened, where different views, opinions and cultures are placed on the same platform, sharing and cross-adapting is an unconscious and unavoidable phenomenon. How can food be left behind? Different cuisines, tastes and recipes are now worldwide adopted and adapted to, irrespective from where they come from. Tacos are perhaps the greatest example. Be it the US, UK or India, this Mexican cuisine had really won hearts of all.

All these factors make taco become the favorite food of today’s generation. It is in one word an anytime snack, that you can munch on to at any time, without being disappointed ever.

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