UCHUMANKA, LA OLLA DE AJÍ (THE POT OF CHILLI PEPPER)
The preparation of their dishes is based on ancestral products such as cassava, native potatoes, patas muyo or kila muyo, plantains and the technique of ahumado (smoked).
The region Located to the northeast of the Amazon region, its capital is Puerto Francisco de Orellana. The Yasuni National Park is located in most of Orellana’s region, and it was declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1989.
Weather The average temperature is 27 ° C, and the average relative humidity is 92%.
From Pre-hispanic origin. It’s a spicy soup with fish or smoked chicken and chili, which is complemented with patas muyo, palmito and kallamba (wild mushrooms). It is served with cassava, plantains or cooked native potatoes.
In the language of Amazonian nationalities, the word “uchu” means chili pepper and manka, pot or food. People made this dish with aycha (meat) and challua aychawa, (fish), and it was served in parties or special occasions.
You can taste the Uchumanka when visiting the community ventures and the traditional restaurants in the province of Orellana.
Spicy soup made with Amazonian products: palmito, chilies, patas muyo, pitun.
Jugo de Cocona It’s a citrus fruit from the Amazon; the juice is prepared by cooking the cocona with clove and cinnamon, then you blend with brown sugar or white sugar and served with ice.
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