What Is a Pupusa and Can I Eat It for Christmas?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the big question is: What is a pupusa? A beloved Salvadoran dish made of a thick corn tortilla and stuffed with a savory filling. You just mix together masa...

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Egyptian pupusas?! I can do it if I find a masa substitute!

by dosasuperstar 5 years ago

Hi everyone! Four summers ago I discovered Salvadorean cuisine at the lovely Balompié in SF, and I've loved pupusas ever since. Thing is, I live in Egypt and there's nowhere here I can get my fi...

Conquering my fear of Fresh Masa and freezing questions

Carb Lover
by Carb Lover 15 years ago

If I take one golden lesson from Bayless's cookbook of the month, it will be that masa preparada makes magic. Truth be told, fresh masa used to intimidate me; I had no idea what to do w/ it. I neve...

Differences among Maseca masa harina products

by takadi 6 years ago

I went to a latino grocery store the other day and I saw five different kinds of masa harina from Maseca - the regular kind, one for tamales, "nixtamasa", yellow masa, and "central american" masa. ...

Corn Flour / Masa harina

by kitkat22222 6 years ago

Hi, I purchased a bag of what is labelled as "White corn flour." I thought corn flour was just corn flour until I decided to use it today and set out to find a recipe for corn tortillas on the web...

Fresh masa corn advice please...

by Spanish Willy 5 years ago

Hi, experienced masa folk. I'm just about to begin my first foray into making masa from corn, and that's bit of an undertaking up here in Ontario. Anyway, I've got my cal/ lime and my corn, but, ...

Estilo D. F. at Huarache King (King City)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 years ago

In June, I was back in King City to meet up with two friends from the Bay Area. Raising money for AIDS/LifeCycle, they were camped in King City for the night. I picked them up at the park and whis...

Taqueria Valparaiso | Gonzales - Salinas Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

In December I made my way to Gonzales to try out Taqueria Valparaiso. The founder's newer place in Oakland, Saigon Deli Sandwich & Taco Valparaiso, had been in the NY Times and friends were asking ...

Tacos al Vapor Nueva Italia | San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Last week I escaped the back up on northbound 101 by exiting in San Mateo. I thought I'd grab a bite to eat in the downtown core but could not find a place to park at 7pm --- worse than San Francis...

Substitute for MASA HARINA

by NimaF 6 years ago

I am currently living in TEHRAN, IRAN, after growing up in sunny Southern California. I miss MEXICAN food so much and the mexican restaurants here are really bad. So I am forced to make my own food...

El Taco Bravo | King City

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

On Monday I was in King City after a two-year absence catching up to my friend riding in the AIDS Life Cycle. Over the past few years, the two of us have hit up nearly every taqueria in town, incl...

Berkeley: Casa Latina - nice nacatamales - tamal-rific

by rworange 10 years ago

Nacatamales are the Nicaraguan tamal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nacatamal This had the wonderful moist masa of Central America that was absolutely perfect. Not dry like Mexican, but not ove...

Fresh Masa

by J.R. 6 years ago

Firstly, I just ordered a tortilla press and am about to dial in the tortilla making process. Does anyone know if fresh Masa is available in Dallas?

Salvadoran Tamale Mystery

by Zeldog 14 years ago

There's a Salvadoran place name Planes de Renderos in San Francisco that makes great tamales. The masa is very creamy, almost gelatinous and I can't figure out how they do it. It's surely not pur...

Fresh Masa for homemade tortillas?

by mmh429 14 years ago

Hello -Just back from Mexico and I'm craving homemade tortillas. I bought a tortilla press, comal, etc. but haven't been able to find fresh masa (the dried masa harina isn't the same.) Does anyone ...

Homemade Corn Tortillas

by beigedog 11 years ago

I've made corn tortillas at home now a few times with the usual Masa flour / water mix. I have a press which works pretty well. They always turn out ok, but just ok. For tacos, etc., they don...

substitute for masa harina

by steve h. 16 years ago

I'm making a so-called Texas chili based on a recipe by Tyler Florence. The recipe sounded really good but I can't get the masa harina. It seems the masa is used as a thickening agent. Any thoughts...

Chicken Gordita @ Catering 3 Maria Cart, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

The night before last month’s chowdown and taco crawl in Salinas, I hitched a ride home with my brother and took a swing through the Alisal to see if there might be anything new for the group to tr...

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