Taste local foods while on adventure with us. We are proud to offer distinct foods that can be found in the Loreto Region of the Amazon River. Now I do not like to toot my own horn but my experience in the restaurant business has allowed us to develop our own breed of feed.
We try at all costs to consume local products. People from all over the district come to sell us their fresh produce. Local Produce we consume is as follows (Seasonal availability applies)
Papaya, watermelon, melons,
squash, peanuts, peppers, cucumbers
Rice, fish. Maize
For one, the most extraordinary ingredient is yucca. Grown on site either in our own agricultural plots or bought from locals, there are a thousand ways to uses yucca. The lesser imaginative way is to boil it and eat as is or make empanandas. When we harvest yucca, we wash, peel, grind and dry to make yucca flour and starch. </p>Once the yucca is ground up, we press the starch loaded liquid out of the mash. The starch is set aside to separate and dry. The flour mash is than sun dried to a crisp. After sun drying the yucca mash, we grind it again to make a fine powder, That fine powder is the main ingredient for many innovative things. For Example we make:
You wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. These pancakes are made of yucca flour with bits of sweet banana
Banana pancakes made with yucca flour
Enjoying a hearty breakfast complete with papaya juice, banana pancakes and eggs
Locally made yucca flour pizzas
Delicious, salty flowers and a fried sweet banana
Home Made Yucca Flour Bisquits
That is what lunch looks like on the Amazon River
Special cocona sauce with charapita peppers. Lentels and local rice
This dish rarely has leftovers. Manolo is a wiz in the kitchen
You would never know that this is yucca flour
The true way to an Amazonian Heart is through his/her stomach. Here is a pacu and patarashka (fish wrapped in banana leaves)
Always prepared fresh, everyday for lunch and dinner
Very proud of this concoction, made from all local ingredientes. Yucca starch, cacao- make it from scratch
Yucca Pizza, save a slice for me!
Eat local, when visiting Otorongo Amazon River Ldge
Delicious palm weevil larvae kebabs with sweet banana pieces.