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Let's celebrate spicy food day!

Gastronomy 23/01/2023
Do you know when spicy food day is? Yes, you read it right! There is a day that this type of food is celebrated. If you are a fan of spicy food, January 16 is your day (write it down in your diary).

Do you hate or love spicy? Once you try it (and you like it) there is no going back, you will not like any food that does not snack.

Do you know the benefits of spicy food?
Chili, the protagonist of spicy food in Mexico, has several properties for our health (as long as it is taken in moderation):
  • Reduces the craving for sugar.

  • Helps control our weight (energy expenditure increases, temperature rises and more fat is burned).

  • Makes you feel full.

  • Releases serotonin and endorphins, that is, it improves mood.

  • Serves as an antimicrobial and natural analgesic.

  • Improves blood circulation and digestion.

  • Stimulates catabolism, which is a cellular process to obtain energy.

Mexican Gastronomy: Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mexican food was added to the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010. Why do you want to protect and preserve Mexican gastronomy? The answer is because of its basic nutrients (corn, beans and chili), farming techniques (milpa and chinampa), culinary processes (nixtamalization) and special kitchen utensils (metals and stone mortars).

Different types of chili used in Mexican spicy food

Chili is the star of Mexican spicy food, since it is present in up to 90% of its dishes. Its origin is found in Mesoamerican cultures and do you know how many types of chili exist? There are more than 60 different types, which means that it could be cooked with a different chili every day, without repeating it, for 2 months. However, perhaps the best known and most used are jalapeños, serranas, poblanos, güeros, chilacas, habaneros, and tree peppers. Which is your favorite?

Some dishes of Mexican spicy food

The pique of Mexican dishes will depend on the chile used and how it is prepared. However, here are some of the most popular dishes of Mexican spicy food:
  • Camarones a la Diabla: served with rice or white soup and accompanied with three different chilies (mirasol, green serranos and arbol) For lovers of very spicy food!
  • Enchiladas: corn tortillas with meat, vegetables, cheese and bathed in chili sauce, depending on the style of the dish it will be more or less spicy. Therefore, it can be a good option to start eating spicy food.
  • Taco: corn tortilla stuffed with meat, lemon and tomato sauce, which is made with fresh or dried chilies (your choice). Just like enchiladas, the pique will depend on the region and the style of preparation.
  • Mole poblano: this sauce, originally from the city of Puebla, is prepared with various seasonings (cloves, black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, anise, chocolate, almonds, etc.) and now, for the spicy part, add ancho chile, chili mulato, pasilla and chipotle chiles and enjoy it with rice and/or chicken!
  • Tortas ahogadas: birote bread spread with beans, stuffed with meat, tomato sauce and chili to taste of the diner. This dish is not considered a spicy food, since it depends on the chili with which it is accompanied.

Mexican gastronomy is very varied and rich, depending on the region and the personal recipe of each family, there may be different variations of the same recipe. We invite you to learn about Oaxacan food and Mexican mestizo food.

Can you measure the spiciness ? The answer is yes! It is done with the Scoville scale (less common method) or chromography (quantitative analysis). Chili peppers have an active substance called capsaicin, which makes it possible to measure the degree of pungency of spicy foods, depending on the chili used to make it. The Carolina Reaper or Don Pedrito is the hottest chili in the world. Although, according to the Scoville scale, the hottest Mexican chili is the habanero.

Discover the spicy Mexican food restaurants at Park Royal Hotels & Resorts

Do you want to taste spicy Mexican food? Visit us and enjoy traditional cuisine in the restaurants and bars located in our hotels and resorts.
Hotel Grand Park Royal Cancun offers a wide variety of local and international dishes. If you want to taste Mexican cuisine, come to the Flor de Sal restaurant or Bar Taco Grill.

Book the all-inclusive package at the Hotel Grand Park Royal Cozumel and taste both Mexican and international gastronomy. If you are a lover of spicy food, visit El Mexicano restaurant.

The Frida restaurant serves traditional Mexican dishes a la carte, you will fall in love with its peculiar decoration and its good atmosphere. Where can you visit it? At the Hotel Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta and Park Royal Beach Cancun . For a burst of spiciness, order your dishes with a hefty dose of habanero pepper!
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