Although I have written about beef tongue before, I decided to include this entry to my blog because this time it wasn’t a small cube or thin sliver. This was an actual thick slab of tongue so I could finally taste it for what it is.
I’ve been staying in Mexico over the past few weeks, after my trip to New York, and made a weekend trip to Mexico. On advise – not personally – of Anthony Bourdain, I went for some midnight snacks at tacqueria Los Cocuyos. They serve tacos de cabeza, which translates to head tacos. You order your tacos by the body part, and I went for sausage, cheek and tongue.
As I mentioned a thick slice of beef tongue was cut off right in front of me from a whole tongue. It had a great texture. It was chewy, yet soft like a slow roast brisket. It had a good beefy flavor that was complemented by just the right amount of chili and lime. If anyone is afraid to try organ meat do try some tongue, it will change your mind forever.
Fear Factor – 1 / Taste Test – 9