Singapore is home to a large number of traditional Mexican restaurants serving up tasty and authentic dishes that stay true to the unique flavours and cooking styles of the Central American nation. While plenty of people are familiar with the "Tex Mex" style of cooking which features a lot of melted cheese and watered down flavours for the western palate, real Mexican food differs greatly. If you want to experience some of the most striking flavours that Mexico has to offer, try a few of the items on this list. Everything here is available to order straight to your door with Deliveroo.
1. Salsa Verde
Salsa Verde isn't a dish on its own but is often served as an accompaniment to other meals. It can also be ordered as a side for those who like to add a little more spiciness to their food. It comes as an additional option at Muchos in Plaza Singapura, where customers have the choice of adding sliced jalapenos to their dishes as well if they really want to turn up the heat. Salsa Verde is a green salsa made with roasted and ground chillies, which matches harmoniously with tacos and quesadillas. This is definitely one to try if you want to feel yourself sweating after your meal.
2. Jalapeno Howlers
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The jalapeno is a delicious variety of chilli pepper which features predominantly in Mexican cuisine. Because of its medium spice level, it can be enjoyed without feeling like there's a blazing fire in your mouth. But for those who think they can handle the heat, at Café Mexicana there is the option to make those jalapenos a little bit spicier. At the Boat Quay restaurant, the green chillies are wrapped in a generous portion of cheese and then smothered with the fearsome house hot sauce. This appetizer is a great way to prepare your palate for the aromatic and flavourful mains.
3. Spicy Mexican Wings
Chicken wings are pretty much ever-present in every cuisine all over the world, but everyone has a slightly different take on them. Opinions certainly vary as to how they are best served. Mexican wings are typically spicy and are normally coated with a dry rub before cooking. This leaves them crispy on the outside, not too messy to eat, and ideal for dipping. The spicy Mexican wings at Patro's Bar and Restaurant are flavoured with chillies and other Mexican herbs and spices, giving them a bold and hot flavour. These aren't for the faint-hearted!
4. Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls
Grilled chicken burritos are a Mexican classic, but they can often get messy when you try to pick them up and hold them. Mexican foodies will definitely remember times when some delicious filling has fallen to waste on the floor. To deal with this problem, Guzman Y Gomez offers a slightly different take on the traditional dish. At this restaurant, all the burrito ingredients come in a bowl, and you can enjoy it with a knife and fork. There's no need to worry about losing even a smidgen of flavour!
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