Cool Things to Buy in the Markets of Jungle Mexico
“Los extranjeros no compran nada,” said the lady selling leafy things – spinach, mint, and chaya. I’ve only seen chaya in the Yucatan. They make a good green drink out of it. It was nice to buy chaya and drink it while lost in Meridá‘s big market.
She said, “Foreigners don’t buy anything.” But she must have been looking at my friends because I had a big styrofoam cup of chaya in one hand and a stretched out plastic bag in the other, full of the stuff you see in the photos below.
There’s coffee, cacao seeds (the rawest chocolate), pittahyas (dragon fruit in English), rambutans, guayas, papayas, yucca bread, tamales, candy, medicine, ashiote (Yucatán marinade), salbutes, relleno negro, chaya drinks, cheese, honey, and tacos de pastor.
Posted on August 5, 2012, in Food, Mexico, Travel and tagged ashiote, chaya, merida market, mexican markets, palenque market, pitaya, rambutan, san cristobal market, valladolid market. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.