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Maito de Guanta

The maito stands out among the most popular and delicious dishes of exotic gastronomy
amazonian. It consists of a preparation of different ingredients, which can be
fish, hearts of palm, green plantains and cassava, wrapped in a bijao or kwan panga leaf. Of
In fact, the word “maito” comes from northern Quechua and means “wrapped”.

The ingredients of the maito vary according to the region where it is prepared. There are who
Instead of fish, they use poultry, frogs, or chontacuros (chonta worms). In
Pastaza the most popular are tilapia maitos or other river fish and they can be
found in practically all traditional food restaurants and markets of
food in this province.

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