Many of its dishes share the names with those in the Southwestern cuisine galaxy. Click its button for a glossary.
The classic "Tex Mex" cuisine did not get its moniker until several decades ago. However, the food style existed before the Mexican land became part of the United States in 1845. It is simple, honest food, reflecting the cooking of early ranchers and farmers in the semi-arid lands.
By the mid 1950s, many restaurants of limited culinary skills opened "Tex Mex" restaurants" in Texas and well beyond. Their product was so bad that the cuisine gained an unjustified negative image among food connoisseurs.
The city is unquestionably the culinary melting pot of the world. It is the residence of many immigrant chefs and home cooks who remain proudly loyal to their homeland's culinary heritage.
You can explore a wide variety of entrenched cuisines in New York City:
Brazilian, Caribbean, Chinese, Czech, Ecuadorian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Korean, Lebanese, Moroccan, Peruvian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scandinavian, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese. And more.
There are even restaurants that specialize in a regional cuisine of a particular country.
This global-scoped ethnicity has become the true New York cuisine.
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