Getting ready for Cinco de Mayo? We are!
Did you know there’s a Lebanese Mexican community in Mexico? It’s true! Lebanese immigration to Mexico started in the 19th century, settling mostly in Puebla.
We’re fans of Lebanese-Mexican hybrids… ahem, Salma Hayek…we’ll never get over Desperado…. and Carlos Slim. Heard of him?
Named by Forbes as the richest man in the world since 2010. Business magnate and philanthropist extraordinaire (http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2013/04/29/carlos-slim-joins-bill-gates-other-billionaires-with-100-million-to-fight-polio/), you could say we’re fond of him.
We’re especially fond of tacos arabe (Arab-style tacos). They are probably the most popular street food in Puebla, and it’s easy to see why. They were originally made with lamb, topped with parsley and tahini sauce.
Nowadays, you might see some salsa instead of tahini, tomatoes, lettuce or cabbage, and maybe some pickled veggies for extra crunch.
We’re getting hungry….and a shawarma taco sounds too good to pass up… Hmm, maybe even a garlic chicken taco…