We all know Mexican food is great, but nothing is more annoying when we hear our food-fetishizing, non-Latino friends say, “Have you heard of this great artisanal street corn? I think it’s called, ‘e-loat’?” Yes, we know it’s good. And it’s not pronounced “e-loat.”
What these bandwagon foodies don’t understand is that Mexican food was perfected a long time ago. We don’t need a hipster chef’s re-interpretation of corn to “discover” how great Mexican food can be. And while we would love to get really in the dirt on this topic, the truth is that the OCWeekly’s Gustavo Arellano already aired this exact grievance in a great article: “10 Mexican Dishes Hipster Chefs Need to Get Over Already.”
Check it out in the link below and let us know if you think he’s on the money, or a little too hard on these “hipster chefs.”
Corn on the cob has taken the place as one of the most iconic foods in Mexican cuisine. They are usually grilled, covered in mayo, cheese, powdered pepper, and butter. That is the most basic and traditional way to make an elote. Of course, in today’s world of social media and rapid cultural sharing, nothing stays traditional and basic for long. The same can be said for the elote. As soon as people started to experience the smoky flavor of the grilled corn, minds and tastebuds went to work to create a different elote experience drawing on their own cultural backgrounds.
It is June so of course, someone is out there making Pride-ish elotes and they look magnificent.
We just want to know what was used as the toppings. How did the creator of these proud elotes gets the colors? We just have a lot of questions about what the flavor profile is of this incredible creation.
Some people have taken it further and created a Korean BBQ version.
That’s right. We found a Korean BBQ version of the iconic and delicious elote. Who doesn’t enjoy some Korean BBQ from time to time? Have you ever thought about putting it on an elote? Neither did we. Fortunately, we don’t have to imagine this anymore because someone created it so you can to.
Why not a simplistic Japanese take on the elote?
The creator of this Japanese take on the elote really went for it and swapped out all the ingredients for Japanese staples. According tot he original poster’s caption, it just takes a little bit of “kewpie mayonnaise, yuzu, house hot sauce, and togarashi mixed nut crumble.” With that, boom, you have a simple and unforgettable Japanese elote.
Chapulines on your elote? Yes, please.
Grasshoppers are already a staple in Mexican cuisine so why did it take so long for them to end up on an elote? They would add a nice crunch to the already widespread street food. Plus, the chapulines on the elote make for a great Instagram post because they are so photogenic.
Someone has decided that barbecue sauce is an acceptable addition to an elote.
Not gonna lie, this actually looks really good. Who doesn’t enjoy the smokiness of grilled food combined with the tangy, sweet taste of barbecue sauce? Have you ever been to a southern barbecue? That’s what it’s all about.
Now, you know that Takis have been given a new purpose thanks to the elote craze.
Honestly one of the greatest food inventions known to man. What a special treat this is when you take a bite and are greeted with the taste that makes Takis great. If you are already a fan of Takis, these will make your life that much better.
Fondue-style elote? Mira que fancy.
We all have a memory of the first time we got to have fondue. We thought we were so fancy when we dipped our foods into the hot cheese. Now, have you ever tried it with an elote? No? Well, maybe you should to really open your eyes to the world around you.
Someone did create a unicorn version and, well, it’s a thing.
Tbh, we are curious about these. Are they sweet? How did you get the colors? Why did they think this was a good idea? This treat, while likely delicious, is a bit of a head scratcher since we can’t imagine the flavor.
This one looks like an amazing experience as it is guacamole, queso, y chiles serrano.
This will burn so good as you munch away on the corn. How we have never thought to put guacamole on the elote is something we need to think about. Of course, this elote will cost extra because guac is just not something we treat with disregard.
Go on down to Disneyland and you can have an elote hotdog.
You read that right. Disneyland has their own take on the elote by way of an elote hotdog. If you have had this concoction, please let us know what you think. Is it worth a trip to the park?
You know a Hot Cheetos elote was going to make an appearance.
Quick pro tip: Use Hot Cheetos Puffs when making these elotes. If you use regular Hot Cheetos, they will not turn out as great as these look. The puffs are more likely to become fine crumbs giving the elote the best coverage and really give you that mouth feel that you want.
When all else fails, just add the ingredients but overdo it so it will catch everyone’s attention.
We aren’t totally shure what is going on here but we are already getting in line to try one. This is one of the most exaggerated elotes that we have seen and it is one of the greatest photos of an elote we have seen.
Disney Land is no stranger when it comes to offering Latino-inspired foods. From actual elote to tres leches, paletas with chamoy, flan, and margaritas – Disney has definitely been after the Latino market.
Sometimes their creations hit the mark and sometimes they’re total duds but this ‘elote dog’ looks to have a lot of potential.
Disney fans are all about the food when visiting the park, and this new addition is sure to be another crowd pleaser. I mean, look at this thing!
Pretty much every buzzy food item that I’ve come across at Disney Land I’ve become obsessed with. From the Cheshire Cat Tails and Dole Whip Floats to Birthday Cake Milkshakes and Cinderella Castle Cupcakes, nothing has ever disappointed.
And if you’re like me, you probably have several Disney snacks archived in your Instagram folder at all times. So when I discovered the existence of this massive elote dog, I had to look into it.
I mean there’s esquites (ufff!) slathered on a hot dog. What’s not to love?!
But I haven’t tried it yet so we have to go with what the gente are saying. And reviews have ranged from omg que rico…
One user on Instagram said: “We’ve read several less than thrilling reviews about this specialty item, but we actually enjoyed it! ???? Everyone has different tastes, so don’t be discouraged if this looks good to you. Just make sure you have a fork and knife on hand and LOTS of napkins!”
To a not so flattering…meh.
Another not so positive review said: “Well, we’re sad to say…it was bad ???? It was so salty we couldn’t even finish it. We‘re super bummed about it and we’re hoping maybe we just got a bad one??? We got it right before the park closed so maybe it was just off it’s game.”
Even though there are mix reviews, I am definitely going to give this thing a try.
I mean the giant elote dog is covered in esquites, mayo, cotija, chili, and limon.
Judging by the looks of it, this thing requires lots of preparation (i.e., plenty of napkins and utensils) and potentially another human to help you finish it.
Though I have to admit, I’m surprised it took Disneyland this long to add something like this to their menu.
I mean it’s pretty obvious that many park residents have long been a fan of elote. It was only a matter of time until they took to esquites on a hot dog.
This isn’t the first Latino inspired things that Disney Land has offered.
Just a few months ago the park was selling Micky Mouse conchas. Not everyone was happy about it, including many of the parks Latino vendors.
After the release of “Coco,” the park started selling the most adorable tres leches parfait!
If this parfait is as good as the movie was, I better be in actual tears.
The park even sells fresa-flavored churros!
Churros are already legit amazing and a theme park stape but Disney Land takes it to the next level with this strawberry flavored churro. Yas!
So what do you think, will you be giving this new ‘elote dog’ a try?