Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Traditional Mexican Food, Sope

A popular Mexican antojito is Sope (pronounced "SOH-peh") originating from the North Western city of Culiacan, Mexico. It is a thick hand formed type of tortilla with the edges crimped into a shallow bowl, when fried it becomes a container for lots of delicious fillings. Most of the time its filled with beans, salsa and meats then maybe some shredded lettuce and cheese on top. The good thing about it is that the bowl shape holds wet ingredients like slow simmered chicken and is best eaten with a knife and fork. It has all the familiar Mexican flavors with just a different texture from the thick fried masa shell.

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