The Best Store-Bought Tortilla I Ever Had
Ok guys, the other day I went to Mecca AKA Whole Foods and spotted a beautiful package of tortillas I’d never seen before. They were paper thin and carried ubiquitous char spots. They appeared to be blistered and shiny, even in the package. I was shocked by the $7 price tag, considering how cheap tortillas normally are, but I was intrigued by the description: "We produce tortillas the same way it is done throughout the towns, villages and cities of Northern Mexico." The ingredient list is short, and one ingredient in particular is special: yucca. I've never seen yucca in a store-bought tortilla ingredient list before. Just reading the label brought me to a warm fuzzy place of breakfast tacos and chicken enchiladas. I bought the pack and WOW are they worth it. For the last week, I’ve enjoyed these simply, and especially. I warm them up directly over the gas burner (probably dangerous, totally worth the risk) and load 'em up with avocado, lemon juice, sea salt and hot sauce. I've also messed around with onions, cilantro, and a mess of sour cream because haven't I told you I'm obsessed? The texture of the tortilla is unreal and they are just the right thickness to be delicate while still maintaining a crave-able chewy pull.
After doing a bit of research, I learned that these tortillas are made at Tacombi, one of the best Mexican spots in soho + the flatiron district. No really, taco/margarita/guac heaven, and the homemade chips are shards of salty delight. Go there immediately and then buy some tortillas for a failed (but mighty) attempt at remaking their al pastor.
Anyways, now I’m really hungry and have to go make dinner, but you’ve gotta get your hands on Vista Hermosa tortillas ASAP. I got mine at the Gowanus Whole Foods, but you can also find them on Instacart. Smell ya later!