In a small bowl, combine the water and honey. Set aside.
In a large bowl with a wooden spoon, combine the flour, yeast and salt. Add the honey mixture and stir until a soft ball forms. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 3 minutes or until smooth.
Shape the dough into a ball and place in a clean, lightly oiled bowl. Turn to lightly coat with oil. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm, humid place for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in volume.
On a lightly floured surface, divide the dough into 16 pieces. Shape into small balls. Roll out each ball into a 2-inch (5 cm) disc.
In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook half of the buns at a time in the oil for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, if needed.