Are you planning a taco party? Then you should get good Mexican tortillas at home. But where do you buy authentic Mexican tortillas? Culy gives you six nice addresses.
Good to know: by real Mexican tortillas we mean corn tortillas, not the wheat flour variety that we see a lot here (and that have little to do with Mexican food culture).
Moreover, really good corn tortillas are not made with corn flour, but with nixtamalized corn. This is a process in which the raw corn kernels are soaked and cooked in slaked lime and water, after which they are ground. Not only do these have the best taste, they are also more digestible. Only winners!
6 x addresses for Mexican tortillas
Taiyari in Uithoorn was the first authentic Mexican tortilla bakery in the Netherlands and Belgium. The owners wanted to start a Mexican restaurant together. One problem: where were those original corn tortillas in the Netherlands? So they decided to make them themselves.
The corn tortillas are used in many restaurants and luckily you can also order them online . They are also for sale through Lindenhoff and Crisp.
Kelly was one of the founders of Taiyari (see above) and has now started a new tortilla bakery in Aalsmeer on her own: Nixtamaiz. Here he bakes authentic Mexican tortillas according to ancient craftsmanship. And that means: do not use corn flour, but boil corn (nixtamalize) and grind it into fresh dough in a mill with volcanic stones. For Dia de los Muertos (Mexican Day of the Dead) he even made tortillas with images of sugar skulls . Su-per-cool.
His tortillas are served at restaurant Fiona in Amsterdam, among others. Do you want to buy them yourself? Then keep an eye on the Facebook page of Nixtamaíz for pick-up days where you can pick up fresh tortillas in Aalsmeer.
You know Let’s Salsa from those delicious hot sauces in those nice bottles that Let de Jong inspires on the Mexican-Californian taco culture (Culy secretly dreams of making hot sauce with Let). But because a good taco can not only do without a good hot sauce, but also cannot do without a good tortilla, Let decided to make those authentic Mexican tortillas yourself. They are for sale through her webshop and at Marqt.
One of our favorite addresses to get good foreign products is Tjin’s Toko in the Amsterdam Pijp. That’s where the tortillas from Tortilla Factory and Guanajuato are, both made from nixtamalized maize and produced according to an authentic recipe. You can also find the tortillas from Let’s Salsa (see above). Also handy: they have a webshop.
Mexicanaanwinkel.nl sends out white corn tortillas and nixtamalized corn once a week , so that you can make fresh tortillas yourself (with a tortilla press!). Also a must-have: their cheerful tortilla warmer.
And in the supermarket? La Morena ‘s tortillas are the best (and tastiest) option there, although it is not specifically stated whether the corn kernels are nixtamalized. They do come in different colors, such as blue corn and yellow corn. You’ll make the most of that at your taco party.
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