This is a YouTube video that I posted that highlights the Chinese-Mexican food that we ate for lunch during our Turista Libre day trip called the Annual Lunar New Year voyage to Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.
The all-day tour began bright and early at the U.S. – Mexican Border Crossing where we met with Derrik Chin, a former Journalist turned Tour Guide. From the Border Crossing in Tijuana, it was a couple hours drive to a border town called Mexicali where we visited various sites to take in Chinese cultural celebrations and to partake on a few walking tours of Mexico’s Chinatown also known as “La Chinesca.”
It was quite fascinating to learn about the largest population of Chinese Immigrants in Mexico, their struggles to assimilate to the Mexican culture at the turn of the 20th century, the history of the underground tunnels during the Prohibition era, and generations of Chinese-Mexicans who eventually became shopkeepers and restauranteurs in Mexicali.
In all, the dining experience was a good one. It was very noticeable that the Chinese cuisine was adapted to the Mexican palates. It was equally noticeable that the dishes were made with the limited Asian ingredients available in Mexico.
The Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated in the month of February. Visit Turista Libre for more information about their Annual Lunar New Year voyage to Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico tour.
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