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Remate del Paseo de Montejo

the Remate del Paseo de Montejo is part of Chicxulub Impact Crater , Downtown Merida .

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Welcome Home Poc Chuc

Welcome Home Poc Chuc
Made by dommichu
My family knows the second I step into Merida soil, I need some home cooking. So my Grand Uncle whipped up some Poc Choc. Marinated Pork Chops, grilled over wood. Along with a salsa made of grilled chiles and onions it's just about the perfect lunch!

What is Lurking Here?

What is Lurking Here?
Made by dommichu
Another fond memory of Childhood visits to Merida was going to the oven. The neighborhood oven was really the bakery, but the Oven itself wasn't always housed within in the bakery. But instead the Baker's home.

Cords of Gold

Cords of Gold
Made by dommichu
Walking into the house towards the Oven Room, I notice a big stack of wood. This is why The Ovens may be extinct in Merida soon. The wood comes from the Rainforest and there is serious Climate change concerns.

Kibi!

Kibi!
Made by dommichu
And what is a Kibi?! Well it's a fried bulgur and ground pork meatball inspired by Lebanese setters. Stuffed with pickled spicy onion and cabbage, it is the perfect combo of meat, sour, crisp and salt...

La Estrella

La Estrella
Made by dommichu
I do not feel at home until I visit La Estrella Tortilleria. I would come by every morning with my Grandmother to pick up the days Tortillas. NOTHING like this exists in L.A., and I'll show you why...

Pib!!

Pib!!
Made by dommichu
Traditionally baked in pibs. They are also popularly known as Pibs!! The best way to describe them is as a Tamale Lasagna... layer of meat, boiled eggs, beans and masa... baked and then served

Tortilla de Chaya

Tortilla de Chaya
Made by dommichu
Although as you see Mexican Tortilla Making is steeped in tradition, that doesn't stop them from having a little fun, like this Chaya (A Mexican Green) Tortilla from another Tortilleria nearby!

Rudy Cárdenas performing at Noche Mexicana

Rudy Cárdenas performing at Noche Mexicana
Made by jebrandt99
Great voice. Noche Mexicana was a fun event held at the Remate del Paseo de Montejo (at Calle 47). Song and dance performances, food stalls, and handicraft vendors - every Saturday night!

Hojaldra

Hojaldra
Made by dommichu
And of course we had to take a picture of the Yucatecan speciality, Hojaldra, a Puff Pastry rolled with Ham and Cheese and sometimes Jalapenos! One of my favorite things in the world!

Golden Masa

Golden Masa
Made by dommichu
And here we have the final result.. a perfectly light ball of Masa to use to make tortilla for the next hour or so (They mix up batches through out the day to keep things SUPER fresh)

Kibi Lady

Kibi Lady
Made by dommichu
On our first adventure out, we stopped over for gas at the 7-11 (no... really...) and happed to spy a Kibi Lady on the side of the buildings! Slurpees and Kibis... Not a bad combo!

Yucatecan Neighborhood Oven

Yucatecan Neighborhood Oven
Made by dommichu
And here it is, The Oven. In a room in the back of the Bakers home. It is huge and wood burning. It churns out bread and cooks the neighbors meats all day long.

Muc Bil Pollo

Muc Bil Pollo
Made by dommichu
And of course, we had to have a blow our last meal... again, our family did not disappoint. It was October, so they put together a Moc Bil Pollo!

Bready

Bready
Made by dommichu
And here are the ready to bake loaves being loaded into the hot oven. The wood is burning on one side, the rolls are getting crisp on the other

Making marquesitas

Making marquesitas
Made by jebrandt99
Making marquesitas - delicious, crispy rolls filled with Edam cheese and cajeta (goat's milk caramel). Also can have Nutella instead of cajeta.

Masa Blender

Masa Blender
Made by dommichu
Not so say Maseca doesn't come into play, a pure nixtmal tortilla would be too dry. So they do use some... but the ratio is top secret!

Tortilla Making

Tortilla Making
Made by dommichu
With the fresh masa on one end, a die cutter makes the tortillas... then it gets carried into the oven of the machine and cooked!

The Skinny

The Skinny
Made by dommichu
And here you see how wonderfully delicate they are!! corny enough to add a bit of flavor, but not to thick to steal the show!

Making Loaves

Making Loaves
Made by dommichu
The workers take the balls, stretch it out and then slam their forearm down to make the shape of the rope! Quite the sight!

Lighting the Machine

Lighting the Machine
Made by dommichu
With the Masa done, now it's time to get the Machine going. I told you this thing was old! It needs to be ignited by hand!



Nearest places of interest:

Hotel Los ALuxes
Luz En Yucatan Hotel
La plancha
Parque de Mejorada
  Palacio Canton
Hotel el Español
EL GRAN CAFE
Mercado de Santa anna

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