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The (Poblana) Cemita

This is La Cemita

The Cemita has a lot of sandwich respect, not only in its hometown of Puebla, but also across Mexico and the entire world. Super foodies know about cemitas; as I discovered in an article entitled ‘iconic sandwiches in the world‘. Two of Mexico’s sandwiches are listed in the 27, and deservedly so. The other sandwich is called a Torta (but I will save that for another post). How do cemitas and tortas differ? Well the real difference is the bread. A cemita, which is also the name of the roll, is a brioche type bread with sesames on it.  The filling is usually refried beans, avocado, chipotle or some chiles if you like spiciness, quesillo (Oaxaca stringy cheese) and a meat, the most popular being milanesa (which is breadcrumbed beef/pork). Cemitas are often served toasted, as I prefer, and are really sabrosa (tasty). You can also buy the rolls on their own in markets, if you want to make them at home. These days cemitas are easily found across the states, so don’t worry if you are not planning a Mexico trip soon. Though you might have to wait a bit longer if you are from the UK or Europe.

Cost: 20-30 pesos per filled cemita. For just the roll approximately 3 pesos.

¡Provecho!

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7 thoughts on “The (Poblana) Cemita

  1. I have heard there is a place called Semitas Beto in El Mercado de La Acocota which are supposed to be really really excellent. I am going to go soon myself. I have a place around the corner from me which are good too, but not in the downtown area. Provecho!

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