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Repe Lojano

Repe Lojano

Fusion of green banana and tradition

Loja

In the middle of its mountains heights and valleys products of andes and the Pacific coast are cultivated, which are used to create distinguished dishes like the repe.

Useful Data

The region Located to the South of the country, its capital has the same name. Here is the National Park and the Podocarpus Natural Reserve that spands from the Andean Highlands to the Amazon rainforest.

Weather Its average temperature is 17° C.

Loja

Dish of Creole origin. It is a creamy soup, to prepare it a rehash with oil and onion is done, and then water is added until it boils. Add the banana crumbled or shredded so that it doesn’t get brown, then is mixed until it’s cooked. The key of consistency is to shred the green banana finely by hand, crushing it and stir it with a grinder.

Seven varieties of repe can be tasted, the most common preparations include; the famous pea with banana, the white repe served with cheese and milk, and the mestizo repe with a variety of beans and potatoes.

The name of this dish is beacause former generations of lojanas referred to the green banana as repe. Consumed by traditional markets and restaurants.

Ecuadorian Soup made with green bananas, onions and grated cheese.

Repe Lojano

Traditional drink

Horchata It is an aromatic drink of reddish color based on an infusion of sweet herbs and ataco. Served with lemon and sugar.

Repe Lojano

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