What brings Mexico and China together? You could start with the Spanish galleons that first sailed the Pacific in 1565 in the reign of King Philip II. Along with the lucrative trade in silk and silver, they brought Asian spices and fruit to Mexico, and New World peppers to the Middle Kingdom of China. They also brought the legend of an Asian girl kidnapped by pirates and shipped to Mexico, known as La China Poblana.
Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup, China Poblano continue a voyage, first dreamed by Christopher Columbus, that has connected East and West for the last five centuries.