Dec. 20, 2010 6:04 am
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011 3:13 pm
In Trinidad there is an abundance of foods from many cultures, in addition to the local Creole dishes. But why not Mexican? I can get the standard mass-market tasteless flour tortillas, salsa, etc. But nowhere is there REAL food like the amazing chimichangas,
chorizo, enchiladas, etc. from my hometown Tucson. I try to make "reasonable facsimiles" but not all ingredients are available.
Years ago I watched a new restaurant getting ready to open, with a Mexican name and decor. Finally - opening day!! Sadly, the food was yet again the same creole offerings found all over. When I asked the manager about the Mexican decor, she said her husband
"just liked that style." Misleading advertising at its worst. Sigh.