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President Bush ate some panuchos on his visit to Mexico. "Panuchos" are not  
in the revised OED (miserable on world food), but they should be now.
Panuchos (corn tortillas with beans and meat) are more Mexican (Yucatan) than 
 Tex-Mex, but they’re slowing arriving the in the United States. President 
George  Bush ate panuchos in a March 2007 visit to Mexico. 

_South  Bay Tex-Mex? ( 
Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant on Geary serves  panuchos on Monday night. 

It may be on the specials insert or may not be  on the menu at all, I don’t 
remember. But many regular customers come specificly  for that dish - my 
husband is one of them. Sometimes he just start chanting  “Panuchos, Panuchos, 
Panuchos” and I know where we’ll be soon. 

I haven’t  had them at the source (in the Yucatan) but that’s where the 
Bermejo family is  from so I suspect they bear some resemblance to the original. 
Pssst Nov 02,  2005 07:34PM 

re: Pssst 
Thank you for the recommendation of  Tommy’s! The reviews on the Web are 
spotty, and it’s a *long* way from where I  live, especially for a work night 
(Mondays only for panuchos ), but it would be  worth it if I’m up in the city for 
some other event. 

The panuchos I  remember so fondly from Azul y Oro in Merida were two round 
tostada chips  pinched together all around the edge and stuffed with black 
beans (kind of a  Mexican version of round ravioli), topped with a slice of ripe 
tomato, a few  rings of sweet marinated red onion, and some chicken breast that 
was moist and  flavorful. It was absolutely divine, as evidenced by the fact 
that I ate them 30  years ago and the memory is still fresh for me. 

Dan  Henderson Nov 03, 2005 02:18PM 

_New  York Times_ 
Published: March 15, 2007 
But in Mexico, Mr. Bush seems  to have finally had his fill. Tony Snow, the 
White House press secretary, opened  the one full-fledged news briefing he gave 
during the entire trip by explaining  Mr. Bush’s lunch menu on Tuesday: “
Three panuchos: These are corn tortillas  filled with refried beans — actually, 
sort of layered, not ‘filled,’ your flat,  round tortillas, not great, big 
tortillas — with pork, turkey and roast  chicken.” 

_Wikipedia: Mérida,  Yucatán_ (érida,_Yucatán)  
Yucatecan food is its own unique style, different from the rest  of Mexico in 
many ways. It includes influences from the local Mayan culture, and  
Caribbean, Mexican and European, and Middle Eastern cultures. 

There are  many regional dishes. Some of them are: 
Salbutes and Panuchos.  Salbutes are soft, cooked tortillas with lettuce, 
tomato, turkey and avocado on  top while panuchos are pretty much the same, with 
the difference mainly in the  crunchy tortilla with a spread of refried beans 
inside the tortilla. Habanero  peppers accompany most dishes, either in solid 
or purée form, along with fresh  limes and corn tortillas. 

_Google  Groups: rec.travel_ 
From: _merch... at cbnews.att.com_ (mailto:merch... at   
Date: 15 Jan 91 22:34:17 GMT 
Local: Tues, Jan 15  1991 6:34 pm 
Subject: An enjoyable trip to the Cancun area (incl. Merida,  Yucatan) (long) 

VALLADOLID/DZITNUP:  Valladolid is a town that  probably has more to offer 
than we availed of; we only used it as a convenient  stopping point between 
Cancun and Chichen Itza.  On the main square is a  restaurant area, comprising an 
open-air courtyard seating area, surrounded by  many small (and competing) 
restaurants serving snacks and meals.  Pick your  favourite and have the 
delicious “Panuchos” (an open-faced soft corn tortilla  topped with chicken or pork, 
onions, tomatoes, salsa). 

29 April 1957,  The Gleaner (Kingston, Jamaica), pg. 8, col. 7: 
This corn dough is  used for tortillas, enchiladas, garnaches, panades, 
panuchos and many other  Spanish foods in the same way as flour dough is used for 
pies, rolls, etc.  

10 March 1960, Newark (OH) Advocate, pg. 25, col. 3: 
The  panuchos (bean and meat pies with cornmeal crust) and roast suckling pig 
are  justly the pride of Yucatan. 

29 October 1961, Pasadena (CA)  Independent Star-Newws, pg. B5, col. 1: 
We ordered panuchos to eat  with them. They are based on tiny tortillas not 
much bigger in diameter than a  water glass. Refried beans, slivers of sliced 
sweet onion and other savory bites  are piled on top. 

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