Mexico: Yucatán Peninsula Food Recap

Three states – Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo – share the Yucatán Peninsula and its amazing cuisine, quite different from the rest of Mexico. A lot of dishes here are Mayan, it’s not as hot or spicy, local herbs are used in many dishes, habanero pepper rules, lime is in everything, and it’s pork instead of beef. Valladolid is famous for its sausages, central Yucatán makes great cochinita pibil (suckling pig cooked in the ground), pok chuk (grilled pork), chaya herbs, and much more. Seafood is also amazing and unique – like the delicious fresh stone crabs in Campeche or pan de cazon (shark soup).