Umeboshi in Japan, Chamoy in Mexico
Am a foodie first, and a sushi lover second. And I’m a lover of Mexican food first and Japanese food second, but the one thing that always amazes me is to find similarities amongst both cultures. If you speak Spanish as a native language, chances are that your Japanese pronunciation will be decent (as they use little changes in tone, as opposed to other language like Mandarin).
I am no longer even remotely fluent in Japanese, but I still can listen to Japanese and understand quite a bit). But there’s another thing that is incredibly similar amongst both cultures: they both have dried, pickled plums and apricots. In Japan, they’re called umeboshi. In Mexico, they’re called chamoy. And I’m addicted to both. The last time I could do a side-by-side comparison was the last time I was in Madrid, Spain (no less!).
So I am currently on the hunt for both, umeboshi sources and chamoy sources. Would you please be so kind as to let me know where I can find Mexican chamoy and Japanese umeboshi? Thanks, all!
- Travelling to Japan
- ‘Angel of the Sea’/World Japan Dolphins Day Recap and interview with CC
- Happy Independence Day, Mexico! Feliz Dia de la Independencia, Mexico!
- Travelling in Mexico City
- More great things about Mexico