Mexican brown sugar pironcillo

XNUMX years living in Mexico,

“Showing the true face of Mexico to the world!'

with the motto

I'm Kou Iwasaki, a government-certified tour guide and driver for trips to Mexico.

I am writing from Mexico today.



☝☝☝ Piloncijo piles for sale at Mercado (local market)


In Mexico it is called Chiancaca.

It comes from the Nahuatl language,

It means raw sugar.


Brown sugar.

Amami Oshima is famous in Japan.


As you all know,

It is made from sugarcane,

This is rum and brown sugar shochu,

Distilled alcohol for sake,

It can also be used as a raw material for industrial ethanol.


As a country that is often used other than Japan,




and Latin America

And so on.


So is Mexico.

Originally there was no sugar cane in Mexico,

It spread to Mexico with the arrival of Europeans.

It's the XNUMX's.

in the land of Mexico,

It's been exactly XNUMX years since the introduction of sweeteners.


from then,

It has been used in various drinks and dishes in Mexico.


I introduced a little about the pumpkin the other day,

In Mexico, pumpkins,

Kanroni of various fruits has been established as a traditional sweet.

It seems that there are many places that use white sugar now, but...

Originally, of course, it was Pironcijo (brown sugar).

☝☝☝From above, pumpkin, potato, fig, and chirakajote (a kind of pumpkin) sweetened



When it's cold in winter,

Boiled various fruits

There is a drink called Ponche.

This is my favourite!

The unique sweet and sour taste is addicting. (smile)

Like Japanese amazake,

If you drink it when it's cold, it will warm your whole body. (Good luck~!)


This includes

Tehokote (fruit/translation not found...),








Pironcijo (brown sugar)


I usually add seasonal fruits.

Materials may vary by region.


I add tequila to this. (smile)

This is called a pickete.

If you find a ponche in the cold winter,

just kidding

"Compiquete por favor!"

Speaking of which

Sometimes they actually let me in while laughing. (smile)

☝☝☝Ponche sold by the roadside.It's sweet and sour and delicious.


Coffee is also commonly used.

But "how much sugar"

It's not how it's used.

It's called Cafe de Olla.

This is not free coffee. (what!?)


Who are you?

cinnamon and pironcijo (brown sugar),

Sometimes oranges and cloves are boiled.

Easy to make.

  1. Boil water.
  2. Add pironcijo and cinnamon and boil for about XNUMX minutes.
  3. Then turn off the heat and add ground coffee.The amount is about the same as when dripping
  4. Boil the coffee for about XNUMX minutes
  5. Pour it through a tea strainer or colander and it's done!

Please adjust the amount to your liking.

in Mexico,

Depending on your home or business,

It can also be made without pironcijo.

Sometimes I put too much Pironcijo

Sometimes the sweet coffee comes out, but...

(In the western part of Shizuoka, where I am from, there is a dialect that emphasizes adjectives by adding a do.)

☝☝☝Café de Oja and Tamal are one of the staples of breakfast


Everyone please try it once ~~~


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