It’s the deliciously different new way to enjoy corn that’s been making waves via recipe videos on social media – and street food fans can now get a taste of the corn ribs trend at Wahaca with the arrival this month of the Mexican restaurant group’s new summer specials.
Having taken TikTok by storm in recent months, Corn ribs are slices cut from the cob to resemble ribs. With corn being indigenous to Mexico and a staple of Mexican street food, it came naturally to Wahaca to create its own take on the trend for the summer season. The ‘ribs’ are lightly fried, tossed in lime and served with a smoky chipotle mayo, making for a dish that’s sure to be snapped and shared before it gets devoured (£4.95). And, away from the social media buzz, the dish is another tasty seasonal addition to Wahaca’s existing meat-free menu, with around 50% of its street food options now being veggie.
Those in the mood for meat though will welcome the addition of the new Carnitas tacos (£6.50) – slow-cooked, free range confit pork shoulder, caramelised and served in toasted corn tortillas with a green tomatillo salsa. Juicy, tender and marvellously moreish – a Mexican classic for a very good reason!
A super-sustainable snack that’s packed with protein, Wahaca’s new Cricket salsa was an instant hit with diners earlier in the summer and will continue to be available on the house to those looking for some sustainable inspiration. The salsa, combining ground crickets with pumpkin seeds and chillies, is served with a portion of tortilla chips to scoop up the deliciousness.
Try Wahaca’s new menu specials from Wednesday 14th July at 160-161 North Street, Brighton.