We have been coming to Mexico for 15 years, 13 of them to Zihuatanejo and just this year the Senior has discovered bollos, that wonderful mexican bun that just breaks apart down the middle. You see ladies with their white plastic tables all over town filling these marvelous buns with all kinds of interesting ingredients for sale. Every day the “bollo man” comes by calling out “boy yee os” as he walks through the streets with a large flat basket on his head. I have mentioned before the Senor is not big on trying new things, especially new foods. I’m just the opposite I prefer to order something on a menu that I have never had or heard of before, where the Senor sticks to hamburgers and steaks and then remarks that the steaks here just aren’t as good as at home. Which is true for the most part. But I digress from the subject at hand.
The Senor first discovered bollos at Christmas Dinner friends had prepared. He then discovered he could purchase them in a bakery around the corner and brought back a bag of them still warm from the oven only to discover they don’t stay fresh for days on end. This is not Wonderbread! It is a pure product, not chocked full of preservatives and unpronounceable chemicals. And there is no need to buy a bag of them as you can buy them fresh, everyday and just buy exactly what you need for that day as the Bollo Man will be back again in the morning singing his call. For a mere 5 pesos ( 25 cents) you get a fresh, warm bollo hand delivered to your door. What’s not to love about Mexico! Signing off KO