Oaxacan Mole Negro - THE MOST MYSTERIOUS Mexican Food in Oaxaca Village, Mexico!

Oaxacan Mole Negro - THE MOST MYSTERIOUS Mexican Food in Oaxaca Village, Mexico!

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There. Must be 30 different ingredients. In this molar recipe. Muy. Bueno I can tell you certainly there's. Nothing, like, this in. The world. Good. Morning I hope you're having an amazing day it's mark Wiens I'm in Oaxaca, Mexico okay, hold on we've got to back up I need to tell you the full story so, at this point in the morning when I started this video I desperately, wanted, to eat some homemade, Oaxacan, molé an egg roll the, only problem, was I had, no clue yet how, it was going to happen our, full plan for the day was to number one hire, a van and driver for the day which we had already arranged. The night before so we can cross that one off the list number, two drive, to a local, Oaxacan, village number, three go, directly, to the fresh market and number, four walk, around and find a grandmother, or Aunty to cook us some Molay. From. Scratch. Yes. We were going to wing it and I knew very well the risk of failing the Oaxacan, molé a Negro mission was very likely but, sometimes, when you travel without a plan you end up having the most memorable. Experiences. Of your life. We're. Now in the van and we are on our way to a place called do deal and Olivier and that's, when things took a turn for the best. We're. Quickly stopping to get some gas but I just gotta fill you in what's happening when we started off today we had nut we didn't really have a plan of what we were gonna do we just wanted to go to TL Caitlyn then via and we wanted to find especially Molly because, they're known for molly around that region of oaxaca but. We were talking to the driver our van driver who's a awesome, guy and he. Mentioned, that he's actually from, a village which is very close to definitely, atitlan. Del Valle and he, called his mom he, asked if she could make Molly, for us and she, agreed, so. We're on our way we're all there stopping for gas right now but we're on our way to go pick up his mom then. We're gonna go to the market we're gonna buy all the ingredients for Molly and she's gonna home cook us mullet, this is gonna turn into a Oaxacan, food male adventure. Yes. This. Could not be a more perfect location. The house is beautiful the countryside, here is gorgeous the family, is so generous, and so inviting we're. On our way to the market now. The. Actual, town that we're in is called plac Oh Lula de matamoros and, this, is a Zapotec, a town so that's the that's, the culture that Missa tee okay, and we have just arrived to the market now. And we're stopping first to buy the chili small man so many different types of chilies that's a big bag of chilies right there. Were. Two they noise. Vegetable. Section now we're buying some some, Tomatoes some onions some. Peppers. Green. Tomatoes. And. They even put bread inside, Oaxacan, molé a. Yes. A. Bomb. Or a. Possible. Suspect. We're. Getting a full chicken to go with that more, less sauce. Her. Recipe uh. While. We're at the chicken stall we met the grandmother. Who is recipe. We'll be making its her mullet recipe, and she. She definitely, knows what she's doing when it comes to more that things just even got better. Yeah. My, scene since in a second a. Second pervert, gracias. Muchas. Gracias, cuando cuando customs, Cinco. Face fighting mice. This. Is called cafe, and it's a traditional, drink she uses there's corn in here and there is chocolate, I'm not sure what all else but as we were entering the market she was making it and she was whipping it up with our hands it was like a thick paste but, now she added more water so it's turned into a liquid. Beverage, but there's still some like chunkiness. On top, this is very interesting I got wait to try it. Hmm oh and. I asked her first with no sugar she said you could have sugar or no sugar however much sugar you want it's really good with no sugar it's you can taste the corn in there you can taste the chocolate, it's, a little bit starchy. It tastes like kind of a cross. Between a beverage, and a porridge. Which. Is. -. Yes. Okay. We made it back to the house it's, time to start cooking I. Wanted. To just explain that this entire area and this city is known for its. Zapotec, population. Which is the indigenous, people.

Of This region of Oaxaca, commonness, Oaxaca knows. She's. Getting started making the molle by just first starting off with the chiles those are pretty large chili-cheese emptying, out the seeds scraping out the seeds and in. The meantime. We. Have gotten lucky and she she, made without knowing, she made some some tamales and Lokoja Kineo, tamales, steamed. In corn husk let me empty this out, let. Me just break up this tamale, family date tamale the king, the. Chapel Oh Jeff. It is David. I'm. Not totally sure what that is you. Know. There's. A tub of salsa, that our driver by the way his name is Javier he said this is his favorite salsa that his mom makes and. He said it's big and it's spicy. I'm. Gonna add on some of this salsa he said it's spicy. Okay. Looks. Amazing. Oh. That's. Amazing it's it's corn but it's not it's, not like finely ground it's kind of course you can taste that unique vegetable in there it's, more like a herb I think you're, like a wild herb. It's. Delicious with that salsa oh it's, incredible it's. Also has a little bit spicy but just perfect with that time. Eyelashes. Yay. The rokkes, phonetic. The morning. That. First step of chilli is already we're moving into the kitchen now they're gonna light the fire, and we're, gonna get started cooking, this moly and they're making it purely, from scratch all, the raw ingredients are. The dried chilies the dry ingredients but. Everything is from scratch this. Is the, this. Is it's such a privilege to have this opportunity. So. She's roasting, the chilies now are just heating them over that coma which is the clay. Pan. Over, fire and they're, they're not spicy, topic. To me they almost have like a sweet, almost tomatoey, aroma, to them. If. The. So. She's roasting the chilies until for a few minutes until they shrivel up then they look like a kind of like a sure old piece of leather but. The aroma, coming out they're slightly charred, I'm already starting to sense that complexity. Of aromas, and flavors. That will be part of this male. What. Commissariat. Know. They can make. You. Kilo, de ciências bastante como, tres kilos, cuatro. Kilos Nascimento. Network. Honesty, McCamey, money. This. Is patent or do see a plaque. Are no macho macho. A dual. Thing it's. A plantain, banana she's a little bit sweet. I'm. Still. Unsure how all of this is gonna fit together, Chava can. I'm. In I'm, in drag. Okay. So for the almonds she, put in some oil into the clay pot and then she's just frying, the. Almonds. It's. Amazing. She. Just pulled the almonds out of the oil and now she dropped in the walnuts. I. Never. Would have guessed, the next ingredient in, this molar recipe, they're like kind of like cookie biscuits, and again she's just tossing them into the oil deep frying them just for about 10. Seconds or so that's an ingredient, I wasn't expecting. There's also bread, in the Millea and it's a special, type of bread there's some chocolate in the bread and. Something. Something. Else oh is, that gonna be fried too oh yes. Yes it is. As. The. Bread and as the ingredients are being fried and prepared, something. To know about Molay is that it's it's, one, it's a very very well known dish it's one of the ultimate dishes. Of Oaxaca as well as in Puebla and. They're. Mixed. Theories. Of how it was invented. Or how it came about, but. One. Thing is for sure is that it is a combination, of, both the local. Indigenous ingredients, and. Cooking, techniques. Combined. With, the, European. Colonial. Influence. To, create this truly unique blend. Of flavors and tastes. And it's. An incredibly. Complex. Dish, using. So many ingredients I mean if you were trying to even come up with a dish like this it would be impossible because there are so many random, ingredients, in it and it's such a complex, dish. Pimienta. This, is some type of pepper that I've never seen before, next. Spice is cloves going in.

This. Is when things are getting more and more complex when they're adding the spices now so now she's frying, some, cinnamon sticks and then, we also counted, out some. Some. Kind of peppercorns and then cloves there's, gonna be some sesame seeds that, go in. Close. And pepper. Pepper go in the oil. Oh. That's. Not a really good being stir-fried, in that oil. As. The ingredients are still being prepared for the molasses, where they're now preparing the chicken so. The chicken has all been cleaned and cut up and, she's, dead I think she's just boiling it straight up in water. Si, mucho, trabajo. Mola, is such a complex, dish and there's so many ingredients involved, and each each, ingredient you have to prepare separately, i and. It's very time intensive and. It's such a it, takes a lot of work to prepare and so it's such a it's. It's so cool to be able to watch the whole process and, just anticipate. The Moller that we're gonna be able to eat very soon. Plums. I, think. Sent up a plum dried plum and then deep-fried, also. Yes. They yell victory or loss. It's. Oregano, and some kind of other herb so basically, the. Chiles get, blackened. Or roasted, but everything, else is fried, in oil chicken is coming along nicely nice, and slow. Except. Should just tossed in some onions and garlic right, into the fire to. Roast. Its. White sesame seeds that also goes into the oil to fry, man. She has fried like. At, least like 15 ingredients so far. Separately. In the chicken pot after. Just boiling the chicken in water then she added in some onions and some garlic and. Also a type, of leaf called ojas antha and that's gonna create a chicken broth that they're also gonna use for, the male these are all of the ingredients, so far look at it's an entire bucket, of ingredients. The. Onions and garlic finished, roasting in the fire and then they're just peeling out that outer blackened. Glare and revealing. Just that juicy, flesh underneath and then for the tomatoes, there's. Two kinds of Tomatoes the green tomatoes and the red tomatoes and she's. Again just frying, it in the clay, pot for a little while. Nikrif. I pick up my hey that. Took about two hours to prepare everything, it's now time to start grinding everything. Together to make the sauce I. Love. The sound of that rock, on rock but. Then with the like squishing. Sound of those chilies in between the rocks and she's, such an expert and you can even smell you can really vibrantly, smell the aroma off those chilies in there to. The. Stone grinder like this is called I met that that it's very very, time-intensive, it. Would take hours and hours to grind up this, entire, bucket. Full. Of ingredients for the moley they're gonna take it to the market where they have a bigger grinder. Called a Molina. And. They're gonna grind everything, on that so it'll be a lot faster. So. It doesn't it would, probably take until tomorrow if they tried to grind all of that by hand and we don't have that much time so. They're gonna do that but, in the meantime we're gonna go to a waterfall. Which, is near to this area because then after that the paste it has to, cook. For a while and, then. We're gonna come back to eat this just sensational, moly. The. Drive to get here was gorgeous, we came, really, high into the mountains it's, the views the. Rugged, landscape is incredible. And we've, arrived here the place it's called here Vidal alwah it's, beautiful, here yo. It. Feels like you're on the edge of the earth here and this is where the water is bubbling but. The water is not hot it's just kind of like fizzing. It's just room temperature water. Do. We now hiked over to the main swimming, pools it's. Quite a unique landscape, it's almost like a moonscape. Those, are some pretty interesting, and very unique moonscapes, but. I am very, very hungry now my. Excitement. For eating mola is at an all-time high. Over. Here this is the paste and so, that was all wow you can smell, it so you can see the shimmering, oil on it. I'm. Just gonna taste the paste. For, walk, that's. Like unexplainable, it's almost like foamy, in texture. You. Can taste the spices the of the hint of clove the pepper in there. So. They already added the chocolate in there so we didn't see them add that but they added chocolate in there it's almost time.

See. It. Took, like, five hours to, make this male they made everything, from scratch starting with the Chili's there, must be 30 different ingredients. In this mother recipe, and what, I love is that the family they just kindly. Invited us into their house and into their compound, into their home like we are family here so what's interesting about mole is that they don't cook the chicken with in the sauce, but, rather the chicken is cooked separately and then the sauce is prepared, separately and then they combine the two for. The final process right before you eat it. Wow. Oh, well. I can. Tell you certainly, there's. Nothing, like, this in the, world it, is, it's. So unique it's. So. It's. Such like an impossible, mixture. Of ingredients you don't even know actually, and, it's true that they don't know exactly how more they was invented, it's like uh it's. A very mysterious. Amazing. Flavor you can taste the chocolate you can taste the chilies you can taste the nuts in there it has a nutty taste it's, it's, really rich, well. It's it's it's it's phenomenal, oh. This. Ah it's really all about the sauce but chicken is just like a is. Just the the. The second ingredient in this dish I have to taste the bite of chicken before I even move on to any any, carb form. Stunning. And. Again the sauce I mean, the, sauce is so incredibly flavorful that all it needs to do is coat the chicken it doesn't need to like permeate, into the center of the chicken I. Got. To get a bit more sauce though on there. That's, remarkable. You wanna be on Carlos, Internet has the male. On. It. Delicious. Unique. Special. Very. Different than, any more than I've tried before very, good. By. Oh a she she, refilled. My sauce. Mother. Sauce is just blowing my mind right now they've also made us a plate of chopped wiliness which are grasshoppers, and grasshoppers are, very very common in Oaxaca you'll.

Find Them at the market they. Said they get they harvest, these grasshoppers sometime, in November October, or November when, that's, grasshopper, season but then they save them all, so. They have a continual. Supply of, grasshoppers, throughout the year. Although, they're just and. Have to all. Have to an entire mouth full of grasshoppers, they're, kind of crunchy, they. Have I think. They're cooked with some salt and lime because the, flavor is amazing all, those are beautiful, I love, it Oh with, that sauce, moly. Couple. Venus oh yeah. Look at that. I'm. Gonna add on a little more, more. Than sauce onto this grasshopper. That's. An outstanding combination do I like it with the grasshoppers that gives it a crunch that, chicken just falls off the bone oh look, at that I'm, gonna add this to my rice and I've got one combination that I need to try I mean, I love it with the tortillas but with rice I mean. I am I am Asia and I love rice it's so good with rice. This. Sauce is just insane. Okay they. Also have, one, of mom's homemade, salsa cereal and I've seen Javier he, is adding some of the salsa to his mother so I'm gonna I'm gonna follow. Wow. There's. Nothing better than adding sauce to sauce okay. And then finally I got, to go in for some of those chopped woodiness, sprinkle. Those on top. Well. Let. Me add one more grasshopper. For, the final topping and there. It is that is possibly, the greatest, single, bite of male in the. Entire world. And that, completes, the Moller. That. Was an absolutely, stunning, meal, I'll. Have any grasshoppers, stuck in my teeth I don't. Think so I just have a chocolate mustache a molar, mustache, oh man. That was so. Incredibly. Good. I love. The moly I love. This entire experience. And when we set off this morning we had no idea what we were gonna do actually we had we didn't have plans all we wanted to do was eat but, wanted to find and search out some of the best mullet and it, was an incredible, success, but. Thanks to the family here I want to say a huge thank you to Xavier who is our driver because. He graciously. Thought. Of this idea and then he called his mom his mom agreed, and they, graciously invited, us into their home which is it's. Incredible, I've said it many times before but this is another, one, of those experiences, that is worth traveling, across the world there's, nothing, like an experience, like this when.

It Comes to food and travel and I'm, extremely grateful to have this opportunity so, again huge thank you to the family we're, all very happy and full of more than now and we're they're gonna give us some of that mall that pays to bring home with us ok I'm, gonna before, I, am. A little bit under the influence of mullet right now so I'm gonna quit talking and I, want to say a huge thank you for watching this video please remember to give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it I'd love to hear from you in the comment section below if you're not already subscribed click. Subscribe now I'm gonna be sharing lots more videos like this and food tours and travel videos, and. Also click that little bell icon so that you don't miss the next video that I publish thank, you so much for watching and I will see you on the next video.

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Whoa... just watching and listening makes my mouth water... And then the imagination kicks in and you just want to be there and have thes same expirienxe :D Now i do not want to cook anything... now i want a plane ticket there :D

So.. Its basically chocolate sauce with chicken on the side ? Hmm Interesting.....not what i was expecting.

I was born in Oaxaca in 1981 and the food was just as amazing as the people there. They take care of their relatives, especially the elder, like no other culture. In fact, I never saw a homeless person growing up there.

Go To romania and explor there very Lovly country

Pls visit spain

great video mark. im your biggest fan, i look forward to seeing what other future videos u have in store for us!

Hello im probably your newest sub or one of them.After seeing (and btw TY for coming to greece) your greece videos,i had one sad think to say.None gave u to try Gyro Pita.Gyro Pita is the traditional "best" food not suvlaki pitai kebap pita or whatever.U did not try the best thing.Next time you come to greece im buying u a full day on THE BEST FOODS IN GREECE and not in some random shops even i admit i knew the place u eat that suvlaki.Love your videos trying to see all this amazing food keep it up.Kisses to the prety baby and hello to the lovely and patient wife of urs.A new Greek Fan

I love you and your expressions

Sucks you didn't stay in Teotitlán del Valle, though the experience you had was amazing as well! I did a homestay there a while back and learned their ways and language (Zapotec, which they call "Dizha'sá" /di¹.ʒa³¹ saː³¹/), I would have died to see a video in which you had visited there and maybe met some of the amazing people I met there as well. I give a huge "Shtyu-zu'u" /ʃtiu⁵³.zuˀu̥¹/ (thank you) for this video and hope you visit the northern states of Mexico (especially Sinaloa).

It is amazing to me how similar in so many ways small town/village life in Mexico is to India's small town/village life. Cooking over a wood fire in an outdoor kitchen, the flat stone mortar and pestle, the clay cooking utensil, the love, cooking from scratch...

I'm hungry right now

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Mole!!! One of my favorite Mexican dishes

nothing like this kind of food it look so good and awesomeeee

its so good

i liked this video so much that i have send this video to my all friends

Its similar like indian nonveg curry mostly made in maharashtra mumbau by grandma only we dont add banana cookie bread and our spices are bit diifrent but texture remain same.

@21:08 _"It feels like you're on the edge of the Earth here"_ - Mark YESSS!!!! Mark is a FLAT-EARTHER!!!! :)))

Omg her scolding her son for not telling her yesterday! Haha that's so my mom & grandmas. My heart when I saw the pots & that big blue spoon all I can think of is cooking with my grandma. Awesome video Mark!

the only bad thing about this video is that it has an ending


Mark your awesome thank you for stopping by our beautiful mexico

Omg I should never watch you with empty stomach it not good for me. But no joke your video are really lit. Keep it up!

So interesting! Ive never heard or eaten mole before. Im trying to imagine the flavour after seeing the abundance of ingredients. But its something i need to try to know because that was very different mixture of flavours. I love your videos! So inspiring

Love your videos

Tejate, tamales de chepil y mole negro

I'm *so* envious! What a great video!

That looks sooooooo goooooodd!!!!

Mmmmm diarrhea...

Great video if you want to lose your appetite!

He smiles way to much

t/u and WTFfffff

Over exaggerated facial expressions, reminds me of a clown Thai soap opera.

Please start rating the food you eat

namaste Mark Ying and Babe Micle



The only bad thing with chapulines is when a little leg gets stuck on your throat! Try crunched salted chapulines over white rice. Hummmm!

I Love Mole!!! It's so delicious. I am so happy you decided to have this dish. One of my favorites tho is the Mole Verde. It's made from pumpkin seeds.

Again, Mark. It will give you a 10 for the local music track. Mole is one of the most complex sauces that I ever tried. When the Europeans were eating sloppy gruel, these indigenous people were preparing and eating these food on a daily basis before Colon ever set foot in America. Now, who is the sophisticated culture?

That woman is soooo precious!!!!!

Great editing and content in this video! I never tasted mole, but the look of it, it must be so damn delicious...

One of my favorite video you made. Really beautiful and intimate.

digging this style of editing mark!!

Mark, this is my first time EVER commenting on YouTube. I would like to thank you for capturing our traditions. Tlacolula is my father's hometown. This video shows true authentic Oaxacan cuisine. From the Texate, to the Chepiles, Chapulines and last but not least, Mole Negro Next,you such visit the other side of my roots, Puebla and try that Mole Poblano, Camotes and Pan de Fiesta. Awesome video!

@13:20 the bread contains chocolate and raisins

Hoja Santa = Root Beer plant

Mark- I love watching your videos and wondered what you use for your video editing?

The foodie content is always amazing in your videos Mark but lately I am taken with how professional the filming and editing have become. You produce higher quality content than most TV networks at this point. I like the addition of the drone footage, is that your own? Gives a nice perspective.

mmmmm mole is good

Hands down to this family preparing everything for everyone.. wow such a wonderful family.. love this video mark.. send my regards to yeng and mikah..


Trevor James and Mark Wiens are both in Oaxaca at the same time.

Mark is so asian !!

I'll marry you, I'm not gay. I just want your food!

You are lucky haha my mouth is watering

My favorite video of yours to date ♥ I want to try Mole Negro so badly!

I love this mom!!

Smiling is my favorite

A W E S O M E !

Is this just me or this guy Mark is the most humble charismatic person ever?

Viva Mexico like no other country

Eres un cabron bien echo Mark

I ama Mexican that grew up in USA an you make me want to visit my home town so much thank you for sharing all your adventures I always see them no matter where you are

i love how you seek out adventures and are open to things going as unplanned. such a fun video!

Wow! What a nice family. What a beautiful and happy person the mother is. She has a beautiful smile. And the scenery ...wow, it is so beautiful there! I love your use of the drone. I know it is extra work for you Mark, but it is well worth the effort, as I feel as though I was there with you. (I don't think I would try grasshoppers though). Thumbs up!!

DUDE!!! I'm only 0:26 in and omg, your editing skills is at

Amazing video!

Not walnuts but rather pecans

That's amazing! Like the food love the family and really really beautiful country! I would love to visit there one day. Thanks for your video, it's great!

I'm eating mole while watching this

Such beautiful & hospitable people☺️

Haha son getting told off...“ but why didn’t you tell me they were coming, I could have bought food yesterday?” Son, “Well I didn’t know!”

Damn!! U really hit it out of the park with this one! I'm from Oaxaca. This is my favorite video of yours by far!! Love all the cultures, and all your videos but this one shows something beyond amazing for me! Thanks for bringing back memories of when I used to cook this with my mom!

This is the first time EVER that I've seen Mark with less than pristine fingernails. Must be the mole.

Mark!!!!!!! I hope you see this!!! Go to Quito, Ecuador !!!! Or esmeraldas please !

the guy called it "unique".... i think that's a diss!

I miss Home so much.


come to California. Mole is everywhere

amazing video!!

I love your channel brother ... you attitude towards food is a inspiration

Amazing video! I could almost feel as if I was there.

How many languages do you speak?

Awesome food tour... ♥♥ Thank You,Mark...But where's Ying n Micah...??The video seems incomplete to me without them...I always keep waiting to see micah in the videos... :-D

Mike that was great, I always enjoy watching your videos

My dear Mark it a pleasure being with you and your family within all your video..love your great smile and the mimiking of your eye's each time you eat a bit..your Happy face make me coming back to your video.. and the great family you meet each time in the goodness' of there home.. they go out of the way to cook for you, you are a great loving person and much appreciated man in this world.. Thank you for this great entertainment.

I love your channel, may God bless you and your family

Just fantastic! Thank you Mark

Thank you for the recipe

Such an amazing family!! These videos in Mexico are hands down my favorite videos of yours

Still waiting for the moment where he actually doesn't like the food

The cinematography in this video is amazing, wow. Great content Mark!

I think youre spossed ta call tehm afroamerican now, not negro

Those aren't walnuts... they are pecans.

I am a silent subscriber Mark, hardly comments but I do Alwz watch ur vids from yrs...but Beautiful Mexico made me write today... never thought it would be this beautiful n the people their seems very friendly. BETWEEN, how many languages you speak Mark. Superb

Love the new video Mark. Always a pleasure to watch. May I post my channel link right here for anybody interested subscribing or watching more food videos. New but active www.youtube.com/c/CHRIS7IANL

watermelons with seeds. i don't know the last time I've seen that.

I love that kitchen so much.

I would love to see your wifes reaction to all this Mexican food

Those peppercorn things look like allspice

I want a piece of that mole :-(

Why is the title has ''Negro'' in it wtf thats racist bro not cool

their food is great, but its just the way they making it

6:59 I nearly threw up

Mark, ur videos are so interesting and enjoyable. Thank u for the great work u do & sharing ur experiences with us.

Good work Mark, as always.

Really loved that intro, setting out the plan for the day! Changed this from a standard wiens food vlog to feel like something more professional like a tv show. Would love to see that more

I love watching wakanda’s food in this video

this is the new level of your videos. you definitely step up your game Mark!! i love this video, i'm smiling during the video. this definitely the best video you have made!!

That was realy awesome! i wish we had something like that to eat at home, incl. that friendly people and great markets like in Oaxacan :-/

if i was rich i would hire a grandma from every culture to cook some of the bombest foood from scratch ever! lol

Mark i love when u speak spanish!!! Nice

Hi Mark did you even pay for all the ingredients for d mole? Or perhaps add on to the charge in the driving package...

Thank you for taking the time to Explore México and appreciate the food past from generations, made me teared up because not many people take the time to explore Mexico's amazing food made by people who enjoy making it and made with love. Such a unique dish Mole I hope you loved it

All I have to say is thank you. All the love that was shown when making the mole was beautiful. I really enjoyed how peaceful everything and everyone was.

Loving your videos Mark, but those "walnuts" were actually pecan :P

Mole mysterious dish, I want to try it someday. Mexico is a country rich in culture, foods and certainly humble peoples.

iron stomach...

I love that the young girl got the chicken foot.

Respeto to that lady who made the molé

beautiful people, beautiful food and beautiful video of the experience. extraordinary. I can almost taste it.

I want to love life as much as this guy

My mom is your craziest fan. She has watched ALL your videos and calls you, "her son". She gets very excited when I tell her you just uploaded a new video....HAHA! You're very humble and meek. We love Micah and your family. God bless you.

Weird Mark i also saw Caucasian Mark Weins is in Mexico liked the video

I love you vídeos is great your travels

It would have been better if there is a subtitles, what they speak in Spanish.

racist title.

Mark..... wow! I am so jealous you had the opportunity to "experience" this. What a great video. Thank you very much for sharing this.! I wished I was sitting there enjoying this with you all.

Mark! Thanks so much! Incredible!!!

You Should go to TAMPICO TAMAULIPAS Mexico!! And try Tortas de la Barda!!!

looks delicious.

Hey Mark, Great video. When are you going back to Myanmar? Please go back there. The country has changed a lot and the foods got better!!

My mom knows how to make mole! For me is the best mole in the world! :)

Much respect of the humanity in your spirit!  I'm not a fan of mole, but I'll certainly try it again and perhaps I'll like it next time.

4:58 for a second I thought why the chicken seller's face is censored...

Your best production... excelente... BRAVO MAESTRO!

I want mole

I so want to try that, looks amazing!!

Mark visit India and hava trip of 2 days in indian train like rajdhani or you can take a train from rajasthan the golden chariot it is most luxurious train in the world it's ticket price is about 20000 inr per person that is the third class and for first class it is little more costly but I think you should visit rajasthan and have a trip in golden chariot it is a 5 day train trip

How many language do u speak??amazing...

You are so sweet Mark, this family surely loved welcoming you for a day, especially being able to have a good meal with their son who probably has to work all day. God bless !

Great videos Mark. Always doing a good job. Thank you for sharing.

Viva mexico

I'm curious about to try.. you literally wiped off the plate with rice and tortilla!! I was overwhelmed with the ingredients she used, so many!! But wowww curiosity for sure!

This is melting my little mexican heart ❤ thank you so much for showing this to the world Mark.

Yummy awesome adventure

Love it... I remember watching this channel when it was below 200k subscribers.  1.6M subs now and still growing!   Good job!  Mark Wiens got true passion for food.

go to Poland

Hey Mark, the large peppercorns were pimento peppercorns, usually called cloves pepper or pimento. :) Take care, I love your Videos!! Please show a bit more of Micah, she is soooo adorable! My son turned 2 last month

Wow what an experience Mark that was awesome thanks for sharing

Mothers are God sent. the love that went into this is so tangible it has me crying because I miss my mum. And the kindness! OMG the kindness this family has will see them blessed forever. loved this episode to bits.

Have'nt even finished the video yet and i'm loving it alot. Thanks!!

Deve ser uma delícia

Cooked with love, second to none

thks to go the ingenous Mexican food to world cooking with beautiful people from Oaxaca Mexique

Hye Mark.where is your origin actually?

I love mole, my family prepares differently because I’m from Chihuahua, so proud to see my country being so welcoming & nice.

this time the story format is very different from any other previous works, i like this more as there is excitement building up to it instead of the regular predictable patterns. the word 'serendipity' comes to my mind watching this story. two big thumps up. I wish u did drone footage at the fall, no worries

"That's Re-MARK-able"

Mark’s videos make you forget that there’s any bad in the world. You can watch them and get lost in the pure joy that is love for people, culture and food.

Plllzzz we really want that u come to Pakistan.... I hope u will consider our request...

Mark plzzz plzzz come into Pakistan..... U will really enjoy food here.... Pakistan have some amazing and traditional food stuff.... And u'll really like it..... Plzz plzz, try to come Pakistan...

Great video as always Mark. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome personality as well.

mole mania

Am asian rice is everything hehehe

You complain too much

mole + rice + salsa + grasshoppers = wowww Mexico is such a great place to visit

Favorite episode....by far.

always good to have a "Mother" besides you, she can handle everything.

Wooo indigenous peoples

Good to see tradition carrying on ❤️❤️

My Mexican coworkers laughed at me when I said I wanted some grasshoppers tacos, I guess they don't know what they 're missing out. Good Lord, that mole is insanely like a work of art .. Viva Mecico

Mark Wiens hey bro you should definitely travel and do a video of my hometown Acapulco Guerrero Mexico, they have delicious cuisine and the seafood is the best of the whole of Mexico, plus you will next to the beautiful beach while eating the best sea food in Mexico, the people are amazingly nice and caring as well, maybe you won't reply to my comment but I know you get the notification and at least take my advice in consideration and while you're in Mexico give it a try before you leave, you will have the best time of your life bro do it for us that live in the U.S. and can't go to Mexico, my mother watches your videos with me and whay better present for her would be if you do a video of her hometown, you should do visit Acapulco ad your last video before you leave Mexico to put the cherry on the top of the cake.

Loved loved loved this!!! I'm so happy you got to try out Mole Negro Oaxaqueño

Lovely Mexican family! ;)

Que rrrrrrriiiicoooo I want mole too What a great family they made the mole just like my gramma and mom used to make it we would go to MX every summer Mole is Bomb Thanks for sharing just suscribed to ur channel I love your happy and positive attitude Vivaaa Mexiicoo Cabronesss♥️

Congrats on another fantastic video Mark! Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing. Cheers

This lady was awesome. Gracias señora Augelia (?) por su hospitalidad.

One of the best videos of your entire channel! Just wow!

btw I hope the lady and her husband got to eat plenty of that mole too!

Well, you had me until you started eating those bugs ! Ewwwww! Yucky !

This is the most complex food preparation I have ever seen.

I'm so made I'm fasting otherwise I'd make homemade mole, that grinding process is very labor intensive. I remember doing that as a child in my family's restaurant, I miss home cooked meals like thatm.

Amazing love home cooked meals the best.....

Glad to see u had the opportunity to get such a traditional experience of mole, u also have to taste mole verde, it's not sweet at all it's actually pretty spicy and also has many ingredients. Also try to find salsa de chapulines (grasshopper sauce) delicious with a simple tortilla o and d'Or desert u HAVE TO TRY chongos zamoranos it's best in ice cream, I love it but I don't really know what it is, it's something made out of milk like a cheese but a dessert! Hope u love all of our food

Hello good video just a little correction they where pecans not walnuts the lady threw in the oil.

Hey Mark! Are you coming to Mexico City__

cmonBruh chu say?

I will have to find place and eat some mole asap .

That is our people and our country. Thank you, Mark

wow... what a great experience you got there mark wiens! not only the food, places but the people... it's a very worth it trip to get to socialize with local people. The family is very hospitable that's great aaaw :)

Love this!!! There’s always kind people everywhere! ❤️

This way of presenting is amazing. Loved the episode..

Now i want some mole

Looks like poop...

Looks so Delicious!!! Lucky you!

That looked so delicious, I’ve never been more jealous of any food travel YouTubed than I am now

I love those old fire ways of cooking.

You are living my dream. I love watching you, the food ranger, and strictly dumplings. It has always been my dream to travel and immerse myself in other cultures and eat the food unfortunately it costs money but threw you guys I get glimpses into that life. I also love how into the foods you are I share your passion for good food and it's wonderful seeing people with the same passion. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences.

Should be spelt more like Cafe', Mole'? maybe?


the only thing is not traditional is the cookies, they are an ad on by her own, but im sure it was just as good.

ln the mole preparation.

Nothing beats mom's cooking! That mole looks so good, I would've paid a hefty price just to taste a home cooked meal.

Simply beautiful!!

Brother, I am green! I've only had mole' twice in my life! And my daughter went to culinary school in Pasadena, who came home to Ohio and made it for us once. The other time, I think? was a Mexican restaurant??? Been far too long! I need another mole' fix!!!

Holy Moli


Looks like rendang

I love mole... you guys are so lucky to have that deliciousness of homemade mole! Ole!!!

Oh Mark, I love your vids and the mole was mouth watering until you ate the grasshoppers...

Omg so exciting, I love these food adventures so so so much

Absolutely great! Have you asked for the Recipe of the home made salsa?

Wait until you go to Mexico City!!! The food is outstanding!!!!!

Ur just unbelievable how can u learn languages quickly

I earlier was in an assumption that only Asian recipes have full spices & different ingredients. This Mole negro convinced me that Mexican recipes too have ample of spices & ingredients. Hats off ; Mark ! For sharing such a recipe :)

I am so ridiculously envious of you. That looks to me to be the best thing you’ve eaten, hands down. It’s also the first time I’ve ever actually desired to eat an insect. Amazing Mark and thank you Mama. If she could bottle that she’d be a rich woman.

Been watching Mark for a few years now and you can tell when he doesn't like something but says it's nice to be respectful. He does this fake "mmmmmm" and has his eyes wide open then goes straight to the point on how it tastes 6:50. Hilarious! Keep up the good work!


Wow!!!!Now I wanna go to Mexico

Wow ..mole...look really good .great job mark

Mark thank you for all that you do!!!  Really man you are an inspiration!  You even sound a bit under the weather but still push on with an amazing amount of hustle bro!  I can only hope to be as spiritually successful as you are.  You work from the heart and that is the most inspirational thing that you have given me.  ~Much love to you, Mika and Ying.❤️❤️❤️


I was going to ask where the chocolate was.

That looks so good! I love mole.

Now I'm craving mole and those grasshoppers look delicious!!

That looks so delicious.

Beautiful people Indeed and that mole is something so special to watch

Nothing better than adding sauce to sauce. - sure right mark sure right bout that.

I love this.

28:59... there is your real thumbnail

More quality than food ranger ahahaha

14:30 Pretty sure that is allspice

JAJAJ tipica mama mexicana, ''me hubieras dicho con tiempo eh ir a comprar los ingredientes....pero como no me dijiste'' jajaj

Te acabas de ganar el cielo Mark. Saludos desde Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.

Mark your just amazing. I live to watch your videos. Every time i watch your new videos i am more excited for the next one.

Do you know Spanish?

That's waaay too much work...

It is but typically you should end up with lots of paste that you can keep using for a long time you see all that paste left? no doubt this lady will be eating mole for a while!

Looks extremely delicious

Mark weins can eat anything without saying "NO" even with his heart ♥ Love his dedication!!

This guy right here is the most likable guy in the World, who would dislike his videos ?

I wanna go in that pool so bad

Okay you lost me with the grasshoppers

is this a casey neistat homage? anyway amazing video good job!

after watching all the Mexican travel adventure videos, its actually a nice place to visit..mic work Mark.

Mark you and your family are so amazing! I love the way your editing and putting together, you should have your own show on TV ! Honestly so entertaining and educational and real! Sending you love from BOSTON!

That chupaline is the cherry on top

He is totally me. Like combining all of the food together

Wow! Such kind people! Amazing experience!

GGX GANG GANG TriHard 7 The name of the plate Is Mole Negro... Negro is the color black hence the Chiles used in the recipe nothing to do with the African Americans, Moreno is the word used for a darker skin color. Not offensive. Plus the pronunciation is different.

And not only that but every FAMILY has their own way of making it

Volkan Kizilkaya Every region has their own way of making it.

ì hate you Mark......but i love you.... the mole is stuck in my head!!!!

Would have loved to see the molina process

You make me want to try grasshoppers

Awesome video yet again Mark! There can’t be anything better than experiencing this kind of food from its origin! It’s been many years since I last visited Mexico City.. the people there are truly warm and friendly! Please don’t miss the opportunity to try some of the best tacos in Old Town section of Mexico City.. Did you feel safe driving around town though?

Omg takes me back I actually tasted what you are eating I'm from tlacolula Like this episode

How does this guy's face not cramp up from smiling 24/7?

I am Iraqi and I love rice too :)

2:55........is a good thing "Los Zetas" are interested in the village!!!, or you would be up the $hit creek without a paddle!!

I would love to have a mole experience like that!!!!! Your face is so expressive also! So cool.

Mark. Mark, Mark......please do not mess up the mole. The mole looks awesome by itself doesn't need grasshopper in it. I am Asian and grasshopper looks disgusting, but I also know it is a part of other country's delicacy. But don't mess up the mole please.......

How many language do you know? Its amazingv

muchas gracias Mark por haber venido a nuesto pais es un honor haberte visto en nuestro pais por este medio gracias me gustan un chingo tus videos y me abren el apetito jajajaj hahahaha gracias amigooooo

Mark, Amazing video!!! Made feel just like home. Making miss my Mexico Lindo

I love the moleeee lol

Hi I like your video go try pulque at las palmas

.. the traditional Mexican dish for mole has always been the Poblano one, with turkey.. my favorite. Mole is a delicious dish. Lots of ingredients and hard work. You're lucky to have good friends willing to prepare it for you.

Haahahahahahahahahajajajaauauauauaua pa que vea lo que es Weno!!

6:53 (Oh God the sh** I eat for my channel...) "Mmmmm"

Fantastic video yet again Mark! I have to say, it's a pretty interesting experience watching a recipe being made that looks amazing and yet having no idea whatsoever what it tastes like. I've never been to Mexico, and Mexican food is not really available where I live so I can't even begin to imagine what the flavours combined in that sauce would be like. I guess that's one more country on the list to visit..

So lucky!

Mark: that 'pepper' is a pimento(n)/pimenta(grande) or Allspice. It resembles a large pepeppercorn but tastes of a mixture of nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon.

I jal trpaš oće ti oči ispast

Bro you make me want to go travel with you

Wonderful video Mark. Not only do I get to view a favorite dish of mine but rarely get to experience as I live in Cincinnati but just to see the local culture was amazing. Thanks - great work here.

Except the grasshopper part, everthing looks awesome

Mexicans are spoilt for choice in ingredients I wish I could have a sack of each

There are hundreds of mole recipes (sweet, salty, spicy, all colors and no, they don't all have chocolate) depending on location and available ingredients, there are also many recipes online on how to make. Mole means a sauce made from a combinations of chiles and spices and then thickened, sometimes using tortillas or masa but you can also use other things like peanut butter, bananas, etc. as natural thickeners if you want another flavor. It's not hard to make just takes many ingredients processing them as you go. Try it, you'll love it.

Also, for anyone unfamiliar with mole DON’T wear white because that stain will never come out.

Me encanta mamasita mexicana

That is so much work, I got tired just watching them cook...whew

What an adventure. Travel done right.

Allspice. That was allspice.

I can't believe some people want to build walls to keep these people out. I'd love to taste that molé.

pasas...raisins...the other ingredient in the bread...so it was a chocolate-raisin bread

What truly beautiful people to do that for you guys! Lovely mother indeed. I must try traditional molé one day.

really great production value in this one

omggggg I want mole now .... I looooved this video

That sauce together with the rice looked incredible. Real comfort food. Thanks for sharing.

Man, you are making me hungry.......but nowhere to find Mole:-(

Wow! Thanks for that! When life gets me down and I'm mad at the world. I have found some refuge and relief in your kindness and overall positive personality. The fact that your truly as happy and excited as you are just spreads to everyone around you Mark. I've only discovered you in the last few months and I look forward to every moment that you share with us. Bless your heart buddy. Your one of a kind.

What a nice and generous family. I now need to try some mole sauce for myself something I've never had.

The green tomatoes are actually tomatillos a relative of the gooseberry

One of you best Mark. The quality of your videos just keeps getting better and better!

Hi mark I'm one of your first 35k subscribers and I think I have already watched 96% of your videos ?and until now i dont see any reason to stop on watching.Food, travel, and culture these are the things that completely satisfies me a lot when I'm watching your videos. Great Job! How much for the cap? I always wish I could have one.

My favorite episode :-)

I love the new video style!

Wish our wet market here in the Philippinee is similar to Mexico, looks very neat and clean and the food is assuring that it does not sell fake or double dead food

Love mole thanks for the video mark

I'd really appreciate it if someone could provide the translations for the Spanish (at markets & with the family), as Mark doesn't directly translate a lot of what is said, and here in Australia we don't learn Spanish as a second language ☹❤

Hi Mark! Trevor James was there too. Have you not bumped each other? You almost ate the same thing. I miss your colab Vlog

But Trevor ate Mole from the market.

Mark, I love your show but when you went to the drivers house so they can make you mole and then you panned to the emaciated dog I couldn't watch anymore... not sure if I can watch your show again... I am an animal lover and to walk away from a dog with those ribs showing is a shame.


Have your mole with a tortilla, mix in some aroz and an ice cold bottle coke. Welcome to Mexico!

Mole has no Spanish colonial influences at all, it's a prehispanic dish. Each state or area of Mexico has their own version, color and favored tastes, protein, etc. There are hundreds of different moles to be discovered.

Love the preparation vidoe. Best video!

Mark, this is really an awesome experience...

That peppercorn thing around 15:00 minutes may be allspice!

What a beautiful experience :)

I love the mum and dad's kitchen harmony. That mole looked amazing!!!!

Mark Wiens when u said you were going to Teotitlan del valle I was so damn exited that's my home town I haven't been there in like 26 years but then you changed it up on me Anyways great video keep them coming

Considering that Xavier told his mom on a really short notice (lmao), it's really heartwarming to see how everyone work together to prepare a tedious meal with such sincerity and love. Immense respect for the Mexican people. (:

And Mole will be in my list of Things to Try Before I Die

Mark, thank you so much for recording the process of making Mole! My mother and grandmother make it a little bit different but both do definitely have their complexity when it comes to its flavor. Love your video! Keep it up. #Subscribed

laughing in foreign language I'm dead HAHA!!!

Tbh, it looked like he didn't really like it.


Wow that was eye most amazing looking food ever. Wish I was ther to try it.

These videos make me so emotional!

I want you in Brazil Mark Please go to Brazil

I had to comment again, because the way you are so respectful and embrace Mexican culture without hesitation, makes me so happy. Thank you again for the great video.

Another great video. Thank you for embracing my Mexican culture. It makes me feel so good seeing others enjoy everything Mexico has to offer.

This is the best satisfying vedio i have ever seen in my entire life

What can I Mark accept awesome my man keep up the good work

An amazing video! What a great family!

Food Ranger is also in Oaxaca, you guys should do a collab!

Interesting the Oaxacan Mole Negro. Great one Mark and Ying.

I love u

Mark, where to even begin. I've watched dozens of your videos, and this is by far my favorite. It's really one of my favorite videos of any type that I've seen for years. I'm a huge fan of mole, and I'm now in a state of jealousy bordering on envy toward your adventure in Oaxaca. I've made several from-scratch batches of mole, and they have turned out wonderfully, but the deep, glossy mole your Oaxacan friends made for you is truly special. I can only imagine the taste. It looks luxurious. One small story, I set out to make my first batch of mole several years ago, and went to a local Mexican grocery here in Athens, GA. I had many of the necessary ingredients in my basket, but a lady (an "auntie" as you say) stopped me in the aisle. She could not speak English well, but with my rudimentary Spanish, I let her know what I was up to. She was very pleased with the ingredients I had chosen, but she went off and came back with a sleeve of the Mexican "shortbread" style cookies that you noted in your video. My moles have changed over the years as I've tried different recipes, but the Mexican cookies have always been my "secret" ingredient. Keep up the good work! Cheers!

Holy Mole! What a great episode :)

Not sure why, I don't like husband & wife Mark travel with! Especially wife when asked how the food, she was so pretentious !!@###@! Maybe "delicious" is the only English word she can say !!!!

The drone and hand held camerawork made this real for me. One of your better productions.

Por favor mark para la gente latina traducelo al español muy buenos videos de la gastronomía mexicana y los estados plis



7:45 what a rare treat to catch a glimpse of the fabled annual Running of the Goats festival.

great video, one of the best

My mouth is watering so bad ! Thank you mark for letting us follow you through this wonderful adventure! Mexico has such humble people they make you feel at home❤️

my grandma would take two days to make mole this video brings me so many memories thank you

people in the US dont see us like this they think we are all drug dealers etc...

Such a cooool experience! Loved this video!

i've never had mole in my life. GOALS!

Mark, thank you again. Just Amazing!

Mark felt like an Aztec o Zapotec King

This video makes me want to book a fight to Mexico. I really love how authentic and down to earth you are. Sending many blessing to your family Mark!!

Awesome editing!!

Did you come together with The Food Ranger? Cause i know he was/is there now?

Every of Mark's adventure is not just food trip but a cultural link that connect different parts of the world together. No big media name, no big film crew, just a big heart, probably a big stomach, for food and a warm kindness for every body he meets. Thanks Mark !

This guy is blessed :)

Mark you got lucky to have such a great dish prepared for you. Mole is one of the most labor intensive dishes and is so complex. If its made by scratch and depending where you have it, the ingredients can vary. In the end, the taste of mole is just so delicious it leaves you in awe that so many ingredients were used to create such wonderful dish. It is one of my most favorite meals to eat and would like to take the time to learn how to make it myself. Thanks for posting this video. I really enjoyed watching it and your adventure with such a hospitable family and how well they welcomed you into their home. Your friendly kind hearted nature is very wonderful to see and watching you, watching them create this dish for you was nice to see. Thank you and God Bless you on your food travels.

Do you know Spanish? Or learn for this trip??

This is an amazing video Mark. Do you know there are like a twenty kinds of mole? :)

Mole poblano is better...... Just kidding........ This video is Amazing..... Thank you for make this kind of videos Mr. Mark wiens....... You're Always Welcome to Mexico...........!!

even if she gave her son a bit of a hard time (as all mothers do) I'm not surprised at how kind they are, its so nice to see such sweetness from people unlike how others are nowadays. I've tried Mole once and I didn't like it all that much, it was gritty and tasted almost like dirt, I'd love to try it again some day because this looked delicious.

Looks delicious mmmm

I love the respect you show the locals and how open you are to trying new things! I Subscribed!!

Mark you suppose to remove the legs from the chapuling before eating it lol

This is Absolutely Perfect up until those grasshoppers!! NO! Just Chicken and Mole please!!! }; )~

this man is insane

I think that pepper might be allspice.

I wish I could experience this Mole in ATL, GA. with such a large Latino population.

Beautiful video!! Getting better as the years go by. Blessings to your family specially Micah who is growing so fast.

WOW. Now I understand why are Latino families are so so close. It take a family to make a meal. As a senior I remember those days in our family. This bring me to tears. Thanks Mark.

going to cook Mole tomorrow. (I have only 4 chillies Mulatos) So Will have downscale quite a bit.

I love how the entire family pitched in to help! Viva La Oxaca!!!

This video just made me miss my grandma

I'm 50% from Oaxaca and This is the real thing!

'some kind of peppercorn' = allspice.

That small round pepper is a type of spice which you find only in the Caribbean and South America it is called pimento they uses it as a special type of spice especially here in Jamaica

The pure joy in Marks eye as these lovely ladies are preparing the Mole is fantastic.

That was Beautiful!

The chicken with Mole sauce is my all time favorite. I knew the process was detailed and intense, but now after watching this video, I have an even deeper appreciation for it. Thank you for sharing your experience.

Lmao "you should've told me they were coming. I could've bought all the ingredients yesterday"

30:34 Yep , Under the Influnce of Mole !

Anyone one know the song or banda playing when he leaves the moonscapes @ 21:40

Amasing Video !

As a Texan, I have many friends that are both from Mexico, and many who are the descendants of Mexican immigrants. I've never met a kinder, more family-oriented bunch. Mark, this is a stellar video. Thanks for posting it! The food looks amazing, and the people are even more amazing!

Hi I'm a new subscriber, I'm Oaxacan but Iive in the USA , good video by the way!

A dirty Sanchez...

I appreciate you daring heart...

Lucky guy

Oh hi Mark!

Rice mole rice but noo beans

Best video ever

nomames quien fuera tu para comer tan rico

se ve muy rico ese mole

Your videos are so informative and a delight to watch! I've made mole before and it takes some work, but, it is so well worth it, as you know! What a kind and wonderful family!

Orgasm face in mexico

14:34 It is Allspice.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allspice - its a great addition to every spice rack :)

Te Amo México!❤

Here in the US ,people think you need these huge ,elaborate kitchens...this is proof that the magic is in the tradition,not the equipment!

Well done that’s the way todo it. This is the only way to experience the real ethnic food from mother’s heart accompanied by family. That’s what Mexican culture advocates.

One of the best episodes ever!

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food ranger is cool but TBH mark gets its so much better....

Mexico could be the next a must travel destination in the very very near future.


I've always wanted to try mole...and this is the mole I really want to try.!!!..Such a humble and beautiful family too... The mother's mole looks out of this world!..it's probably the BEST mole mark would ever have the experience to taste

That was an amazing looking mole Mark - WAUW!! - I would love to taste that someday - very sure one of the things you have to try if you love food :)

I'm from México City and duuude, you're so lucky and privileged to have this done from scratch, most of us just buy the mole paste from the market, mix it with a little bit of chicken stock and you can have good mole... but this, wow. Great video, as always!

Quiero Mole!

Yes you Right .Mark Wiens when you say its wild herbs chipil is a wild herbs .

Mark thanks for sharing your experience what a blessing..I try to make Oaxaca mole but mine can never compare.

Mark, no olvides que cada ciudad de éste hermoso país tiene especialidades típicas. Ojalá tengas tiempo de conocer muchos lugares ricos. Bienvenido a mi país, México.

Absolutely loved everything about this video!!! It just makes my heart burst with pride to see our heritage and customs showcased through their core, which is the people. Gracias Mark por compartir esta experiencia con todos nosotros!!!

MARK! You inspire me! I recently graduated from Arizona State and live in Phoenix ! The only difference between me and you is that I’m from Oaxaca and was born in Tlacolula !! Thank you for doing this video ! I hope to meet you someday(:

Mark, anímate a venir al estado de Puebla (MX), y probar la riqueza culinaria que va desde una cemita, hasta el chile en nogada, pasando por los tacos árabes y el verdadero mole. :D

Apa mungkin kfc chicken yg cokelat awalnya dr resep ini?

Wow Im so proud to be mexican :D ive never been to oaxaca, but wow oaxacans are a very humble and friendly people. What a treat.

how could you eat everything??

I can't even imagine what that tastes like. Never seen such a delicacy.

There is not two kinds of tomatoes the red ones are called jitomate 100%mexican originally and the green ones are called tomate.100%mexican originally and the reen small is called tomatillo or tomatillo de monte.

The "Chepil" or "Chipilin" from the tamales is this plant: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crotalaria_longirostrata

Chile poblano dry is called chile ancho.is almost like mole poblano.

I've been watching you in 1.5x speed for so long when I listen to you normally it's such a crazy difference!

"Tejate" ¡hace tanto que no lo bebo! Mi bebida natural tradicional favorita

i want to go on a holiday with Mark Wiens and his wife.

Awesome video!!! and that's how Mole should be finished, you gotta clean the plate completely with the tortilla. Get every ounce of that amazing sauce

Wow, that's alot of ingredients. Totally unexpected ! Lovely, lovely scenery also.

OMG I'm so jealous, I really miss the food so much! What a great Vid!

I haven't had chapulines in so long! I miss them.

Chepil is the green herb in the tamal.

My grandma also makes traditional Puebla mole from scratch. I seen her countless times make it. Some how I smelled the ingredients when I watched them getting fried! What a coincidence that I had mole enchiladas a couple hours ago!!

Increíbles tus vídeos!!! Increíbles!!!!!!!!! Eres el mejor!!!!

I think is very interesting how foreign people surprise because in Mexico we make food "from scratch", that´s the rule. In modern time is weird to see someone making food with ingredients from a can.

I, like a good mexican, love mole, but Oxacan home made mole is out of this world!! Thanks for coming to México and show our superb cusine to the world!! You are welcome here anytime you want to eat wonderful food!!!

The number 4 so easy because you in Mexico this means family...

Truly blessed to have family close like this.. Home made food everynight. I love mum granmas and Auntys who cook like home.

Use to help my mama make mole. She used to fry all those ingredientes in one pan. I learn today that platano macho can be added. If the mole turn too liquid, she add pan molido (toasted-crumble bread)


I haven't even made it through the whole vid and I had to comment on how special this Woman making the mole is.

Love the drone shots! Such a beautiful place!

i love mole

loved it !

That grasshoppers look so good

please visit the state of tlaxcala also have good food

Hi Mark, Love your food adventures around the globe!!! I'm surprise to learn from this video that you're Asian. Specifically? Anyhow, keep up the good work. Enjoy watching your videos. Bless you and your family. Thank you.

Good food nice atmosphere and great family.. I love Mexico!


Javier`s family is awesome. Such warm and generous people . My heart is filled with joy watching this video. Thank you Mark for a wonderful and extremely positive feeling you gave me by sharing this video with us.

and that's the reason why Mexican cuisne is an intangible heritage of humanity

Great video. I remember eating mole in Oaxaca in 2009. A great experience and such sweet people. Viva Mexico.


He said he is asian, but i don’t see any asian looking face

Que rico

Made the original way

Great video Mark!!! It is always a pleasure to watch your work...

My blood. Oaxacan food is the best. I miss Oaxaca all the way from NYC!

Hermosa Señora cocinera, Dios la bendiga.

This video is over the top! I love it so much. When the sprinkling of grasshoppers begins at 27:42 it's surreal from there on out!


*Beautiful video*

Your spanish pronunciation is very good!

Chocolate and raisins in the bread


i love how the family takes effort. what a lovely family. godbless :)

This sauce looks so insane.

another level of moole!

Mark, I am pretty sure those green tomato were tomatillo. Not the same thing. Also the large peppercorns were probably allspice.

In my family, we have mole with dry soup (sopa seca).

Mole is my favorite

(How the mom is scolding the son while driving the van)...

I think the "pepper" they're putting into the mole is whole allspice. Looks like it anyway.


Micah is enjoying the wheelbarrow!

What an awesome experience, you were so lucky to have the driver have his mom cook such a traditional meal for you and your family.  Love the cultural touches, and traditional foods does take time, and to make. Thanks for sharing

Thank you very much for sharing us this experience! Its always wonderfull to see you enjoy the food and its make me smile all the time. Also i love all you're videos been watching it nonstop. Thanks for everything and wish you the best my friend.

I can't watch any other food reviewer the same amount as how much I've watched mark.

Me encanta tu visita a Mexico

Thanks for came to visit México Mark.. Im happy that you like the mexican food. And also you can find nice people every where.God bless you and your family...

I love this! I know many people make mole a simple way because it's such a long process but I'm really happy you were able to experience the full on mole style. Reminded me of my grandma and mom!

I love they way you enjoy our food muy friend. I just love they faces they smile and they words that you said when taste our mexican food . Te ganaste mi suscripción y like. Saludos

Thats Truth...he looks si honest

Wow, amazing video, thank you Mark, I am going to Oaxaca in ten days from Beijing! So excited when watching your video ;)

He said "we were going to wing it"

holleh mole!!!!

Mole is my favorite food in the world.

Best show !!!!! Real Mexican food and hospitality!!!! Food made with love and enthusiasm thank you!

Love it

What did the guy tell him at 7:20

This video is a wonderful piece of art and culture! it's simply Fantastic!!!

Que ricoooo...yo quiero Moleee!!

My grandmom use pan amarillo ( she is from Etla) and she toast or roast some ingredients. And an Herb that honestly i don't now how to find is called almoraduz

Imagine after all that work it ends up being disgusting haha

Most satisfying video to watch!

I luv you Mark, You are so humble and courteous and gets right down on the ground with the local people. Appreciate your sharing! I luv your warm smile too!

That looks fantastic

Does he ever not like a food?

Tejate it's a drink of zapotecas gods

I can watch you travel and eat all this cuisine all day long!!!

Your videos are amazing!! thanks for sharing.

Mark, how lucky you guys are to meet this generous family. There hospitality are amazing. THANK YOU for sharing this video.

Love your videos ❤️

This is so beautiful authentic. Love it! I used to travel so much and I missed it so much. Wonderful people this are.

Oh yes my Mexican mole ... my Grandma was from Oaxaca and she used to make it from scratch too ... my wife is from New York and she loves when I cook Mexican food . Mark you should try the (pulque) Pulque About this sound ['pulke] (occasionally referred to as agave wine[citation needed]) is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey (agave) plant. It is traditional to central Mexico, where it has been produced for millennia. It has the color of milk, somewhat viscous consistency and a sour yeast-like taste.

LOL I was good, till I saw the hoppers goin in the mix

Those walnuts look just like pecans.

wow , Amazing.....!

I really love this aerial footage?

Bienvenido a México Mark!!! / Welcome to Mexico Mark!!!

I love your videos this mole video is amazing you captured the most important thing family and food god bless you and your family keep up the good work

One of my favorite videos from Mark Weins. Feeling very proud of mexican cuisine and my mexican people. The lady did an awesome job cooking that authentic mole negro. Blessings.

Have you ever gotten sick from something you have eaten

You are amazing and love how things at your age still amazing you. You are very humble man.

Esta es la verdadero gente México, ricura un sus comidas, viva México!! Y las mejores comidas de las abuelas

the bread had chocolate and raisins!(:

I love how friendly and welcoming they are

21:51 they had the goats legs tied while herding them ...L's

I just recently discovered your videos and love them! Keep making amazing videos and stay well!

This is an especially amazing video :D thank you for sharing that experience.


He speaks spanish?

NOOOOOOO @ 27:37 NOT!!!! You LOST me when you started garnishing everything with cock roaches!!! Grasshopper, cock Roach what's the difference?

AmaZing!I'm sharing this on FB with my friends here in Nashville Tn, who are from Oaxaca in the hope that one of them can whip me up a batch!

Ohhw man best video so far. THANK YOU!

*Oh, Look at that..*

Great job. Your videos just get better and better. I enjoy every single one in Mexico you’ve made so far

Best dish I have ever seen in any food channel.. Thanks

How lucky were you all to be able to experience such authentic Mexican Mole and share it with beautiful local family ! Priceless

Not the insects yukkkkkkkkkk

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm We love you so much your a lovely sweet man I could queeze your cheeks

wonderful place

Wow am so going to Mexico for my honeymoon,wow so precious

hey mark how you are so fit despite having so unhealthy food...

I’m from Oaxaca and not comment,hands down ❤️❤️ Oaxaqueño so proud

The only issue about him is He has not table maners .

I love what you do

Love the way you enjoy every bite!!! Thank you for loving ourmexican food

You are so lucky! What a beatiful experience :) i love how you show us the people, the travel and the food, in all the places that you visit here in México. I hope you'll make this tipe of videos for a very Long time. Blessings!

I'm so glad I didn't miss this! I now know what goes into mole! I love what there mole I've tasted but this you have shared in this video looks really really delicious! I don't think I could bring myself to eat bugs but maybe..... Thank you so much for sharing!

Wow, great video

I have running to pick up same tacos

Hang on.. those bananas look so good and yellow the bananas we have is almost white

No manches, la gente que menos tiene es la que mas da, neta que chingona es la gente de mi país.

God bless you.

Omg I just can't believe how humble you are mark you are such a great inspiration for me to become and treasure more what I have lots of love

Esto es México

The lady added epazote with the oregano. Epazote is easy to find in the states along the border, it grows wild. IF you find it, use only a small amount as you might over season easily. The "green tomatoes" were not tomatoes, they were tomatillos. Tomatillos are a type of goose berry with a citrus flavor they also make the sauce smooth. Pronounced tOH mah tee OHS. Grinding on the molina at the market cannot be substituted, some flavor is picked up from the 40 previous moles that went thru the grind stone. When Mark said it had an almost "foam" texture, that only comes from a grind stone. What an amazing video!!! Once in a life time experience!

I love mole!! Thank you for your trip to my country, my respect to that lady javier's mom!!... You got a new suscriber

Thank you Thank you! My heart is full of Love and Gratitude ❤️ I love that you speak Spanish. Blessings to you and your beautiful family ❤️

Sabes que estuvo poca madre el mole cuando un extranjero limpia el plato con una tortilla

Hope you got the family something for creating that amazing meal for you x

I was not surprise that u said u felt privileged to try mole..I will always remember the first time i tried mole and it was from a good friend who offered his lunch for me to try. It's not everyday that u run into these kind of rare dishes since not a lot of people can make it.

Mark - I only recently stumbled upon you while watching your collab with Strictly Dumpling and it seems that I found you at the perfect time while you are touring Mexico. I am Mexican and no words can express how special mole is to me and how beautiful this video is. My late grandmother who passed away two years ago was the single most important person in my life - after all, she was the person who raised me - and her mole was not only the best I have ever eaten but served as a common bond that she and I shared. It is such a labor intensive dish to make that she only ever made it once a year and it was always her gift to me on my birthday. I have fond memories of waking up and leaving for school early in the morning while she was busy in the kitchen getting all the ingredients ready, then coming home in the afternoon to the beautifully sweet and spicy pungent smell of my favorite dish simmering away with my grandmother standing over it and stirring it and hearing her say "ya mero esta, mija" ("it's almost ready, my daughter"). This dish is how my grandmother expressed her love to me, and watching this video has brought back so many wonderful memories. It's bittersweet. Thank you so much for this video and for taking the time to learn about my food and culture and respecting it, Mark. Thank you.

this family, especially mom must of been super happy and excited. thanks for visiting

Holy mole! Amazing. What a humbling experience.

I will pay $50 For that mole with grasshopper. Looks so delicious.

Mole truly is a unique dish. Nothing like it. One of my favorites

Man, I really appreciate you for showing over and over what Mexico has to offer. Mark you are doing a great job and I cant wait until you go to chapala, Located in Jalisco which is the biggest sweet water lake in Mexico. I hope that you continue to travel mexico, and that the people there continue to show their hospitality to you and your family. Great Job!

those waterfalls were majestic OO

The lady was complaining because she got yo maje the mole and go to the market and buy everything she needs

WOW how many languages do you speak?! Awesome!

That was Amazing. Mole from scratch. I am in New Orleans, La I will find a good mole down here

Loving the drone footage Mark! What kind of drone do you have? I probably missed it in some video

Go to my uncles business in sonora Mexico its called los mariscos de el Kora

6:08 'uhhh ไม่' lol that happens to me, too. Came back to San Antonio from being in Thailand 9 years, and my Spanish was something strange, funny, and downright weird.

OMG!!!! This Video!!!! WOW!!!! this family!!!! what a blessing!!!! this is real living life!!! thank you Mark!!! love from PUERTO RICO!

This video made me so happy that my people have the best food in the WORLD

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