los salbutes, Mayan cuisine

Salbutes & Panuchos

Salbutes & Panuchos are very common snack or small meal food found around the Yucatán area, rivalling even the ever-popular tacos. What are they? Unlike tacos, salbutes’ base isn’t taco-style tortillas, but fried masa much like a sopé. Masa is a white corn that has been boiled with lime (the mineral) and then ground into a flour. It is the …