Thursday, October 30, 2014

La Bipo

More cool exploring around Mexico City's historic centre.  This time, La Bipo!  


The name!  La Bipo is short for La Bipolar, which means, you guessed right, The Bipolar).

The menu!  Not only many vegetarian options (WHAAA?), but the language itself was rather playful. For example, Martinis were renamed Martínez, beer and pop appeared under their very colloquial names (chela and chescos, instead of cerveza and refrescos), and so on.  But better than anything, the veganizable dishes!  Whoa!  

The kitsch!  Mexican popular culture items, especially ones which were at some point looked down upon as classless, are being thoroughly reappropriated and are popping up everywhere!  These plastic boxes, the doll, and remixes of 80's and 90's songs gave this place a very fun ambiance! 

The food and drink!   Of course, all of the above would not have made it into my blog were the food not good.  Mezcal has become incredibly ubiquitous.  And I'm grateful for that.  And do note that it's always served with something spicy, usually orange slices with chile powder.  But the fideos secos (very thin Mexican noodles  that are fried first, then cooked witha tomato sauce until most of the liquid has evaporated) in a chipotle sauce (the chipotle is a smoke-dried jalapeño chile of complex flavour) served with avocado were out of this world!  So good! 

This rediscovering of this part of the city (thanks in no small part to friends of ours who've explored it before us) is amazing!

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