The famous barda cake is made up of diverse ingredients today, which would combine and evolve over many more years than this strange combination to enjoy in the port enclosure of the barda.
After the flood caused by Hurricane Hilda, the Bracamontes family, who owns “Las Piratas” tortería, took on the task of incorporating other ingredients into their dish, with the first one being mortadella, in order to captivate their customers’ taste buds and counter the low demand.
It is strange how many ingredients are involved in mixing a true delicacy that the people from Tampico know today as a torta de barda, but gradually, the merchants began to add chorizo and ham to it as they decided to meet the demand.
Another acceptable but enjoyable option for many is to achieve a peculiar explosion of flavors in the palate with a spicy green salsa and a combination of white tomato onion yellow cheese, shredded pork avocado ham chorizo beans, French bread as a strange combination of the well-known Tamaulipas region in the southern zone of the bolillo bread.
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Arturo Bracamontes, the third-generation creators of the “barda” sandwich, explain that this preparation contains a great amount of proteins and iron, in addition to its ingredients of meat, chorizo, and ham. It also provides a large number of benefits to the body, including a high content of Vitamins D, A, and B.
“The grandson of the creator of the barda sandwiches explains: ‘There is nothing like our family playing an important role, and it is wonderful to see how the barda sandwich is recognized not only nationally but also internationally. Continuing with the legacy is a great source of pride for us’.”