supertorta.png
supertorta.png

Torta


SCROLL DOWN

Torta


SUPERTORTAS

Tortas street shack
Mexico City, Mexico
GPS 19°24'24.4"N 99°10'10.1"W


Wear the story
Click on image for details, other colors and purchase items

Women's

Men's


Get your tasty sandwich here.

A normal torta is a white bread, 15 cm long sandwich. The supertorta is an even bigger delight. It’s a popular dish troughout in Mexico. It’s biggest competitor is the taco. This salesman is convinced that his sandwiches are the best, far more healthier than taco’s, who alledgedly are made from dog.

Wikipedia tells us that historically, the difference between torta and bread was its round and flat shape, as well as the absence of yeast in its preparation. The well-known word tortilla, used mainly in Mexico (not in Spain, though), means a "small torta", while tortada means "big torta". In most regions, a torta was traditionally considered an inferior form of bread, as the well known Spanish aphorism expresses: A falta de pan buenas son tortas. (Where there is no bread tortas are alright.)

It’s biggest competitor is the taco. This salesman is convinced that his sandwiches are the best, far more healthier than taco’s, who alledgedly are made from dog.

You can have all different kind of garnish on your supertorta, such as chili pepper, advocado, schnitzel, tomato, onion...

The torta is normally named according to its main ingredient:

  • Torta de jamón, ham-filled torta
  • Torta de aguacate, avocado-filled torta
  • Torta de adobada, adobo meat-filled torta
  • Torta de huevo, scrambled eggs-filled torta
  • Torta de milanesa, milanesa meat-filled torta

The tortas are usually sold at big events, such as football matches, concerts,... They are also served for breakfast and lunch. Tortas are considered streetfood and most of the time sold in food carts.


Thank you

Curated and shot by Alex Tieleman
Movie shot & edited by Stefan 'Klakker' Declerck @ Volk


See other stories
Click images, fly away