I got an email recently from someone at the Travel Channel asking whether I knew of any place to go in Mexico City to find some ‘bizarre food’. I have to say, when I first arrived here, most of it seemed pretty bizarre. I mean, what sort of people eat cactus?! Now it all, mostly, seems pretty normal to me. Tasty too!
I could think of only one place that serves up dishes that I’d consider bizarre, and it probably is perfect for the show they’re doing. Bar Chon, near the Centro Historico, specializes in pre-Hispanic cuisine. Which means bugs, armadillo and mole. There’s a witchcraft market a few minutes away that also sells intriguing potions to put in food. Oh, and of course Mercado San Juan.
Anyone got any further suggestions? Please feel free to add your favourite weird food stuffs in the comments! The video below is a (legitimately obtained!) trailer for a show they did in Nicaragua, to give you an idea of what bizarre means to them.