Casa Oaxaca: Home of The Rock Soup - Mexico's Essential Eats

By ExtremeFoodies on October 30th, 2015

In the second episode of our quest to find Mexico's Essential Eats, join renowned food blogger Amy Shuster of Backyard Bite as she visits Casa Oaxaca in Mexico and tries their specialty dish, Rock Soup. Don't miss what's coming up by subscribing to the playlist on YouTube.



The most conventional domestic use of heated rocks is probably that of hot rock therapy, but no one ever uses them for cooking food, right? Wrong. Cooking with heated rocks is one of the oldest methods of cooking in many parts of the globe. Many native American peoples used hot rocks as a method of cooking food before the Spanish made landfall, and, if you look hard enough, you’ll find that the method hasn’t lost its culinary value. In Oaxaca, a city in the south of Mexico that also serves as a cultural centre for Mexico’s indigenous people, lies a restaurant and hotel called Casa Oaxaca, where a hot rock treat awaits the intrepid traveller or foodie.