Night tamales

From the edge of the parking lot at the Oxxo. They come in plain chicken and spicy chicken. They also come in corn husk AND  banana leaf because, "Some people like corn husk and some people like banana leaf."

And now that I am honing my tamale skills, I can say with good authority that these were way better than the  ones we made. The masa was smooth and creamy - not a hint of graininess. I have something to strive for. (Though to be perfectly honest, these weren't even the best tamales I've had on the peninsula.) (Also I am being told that there may be some fundamental differences between the two types of tamales. I clearly have some research to do!)

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