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Post Diwali Indulgences

New Delhi, India
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It’s that time of the year again! There is a slight nip in the air and the smells of autumn fill up mornings. Diwali has just gone by but that really hasn’t put a stop to all the festivities. The... Read more

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Where to Eat (Absurdly Good) Nordic Food in Copenhagen

October 29, 2014

We mean: outside of Noma. But must the word Noma be in every title of every article about Copenhagen dining? Dessert at Relæ To many an...

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Sopa de lima
A bowl of sopa de lima from Bar Montejo in Mexico City.

What: You’ll find it in other parts of the country, but sopa de lima, or lime soup, is really from Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, and until we return there to cover that region’s distinct foods (which is why we’re holding off on featuring other comida yucatecá, like cochinita pibil and papadzules), we’ll cover it here. Why couldn’t we wait? Because it’s one of our favorite Mexican soups, managing to both comfort and enliven the taste buds with its combination of tangy lime flavor, crunchy fried tortilla strips, shredded chicken or turkey, and healthy dose of spice.

Where: We had our most recent bowl of sopa de lima at Restaurante/Bar Montejo (5516-2637; 4 Sur Benjamín Franklin 261), a cantina and white-tablecloth restaurant in Mexico City serving Yucatecan food (happily, you can get the soup in the atmospheric cantina downstairs, a brightly lit space filled with the requisite mariachis and old guys playing dominoes). Look for this dish in Yucatecan restaurants across the country.


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