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    Decalodge Ticuna Hotel restaurant experiencies: Chefs in the middle of the jungle!

    by colombiantraveler Updated Apr 1, 2008

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    During our stay in Leticia (5 nights) we had a very pleasant experience with food. It was incredible but we found great chefs in every place we went, even in the middle of the jungle.

    In the hotel, our package included breakfast buffet and dinner, and they were a great experience for our taste. The chef was always next to the buffet, checking that everything was okay and ready to answer any question from the guests. And we often had questions! That's because there are a lot of local Amazon ingredients or dishes that we didn't know, but we tried everything! Gorgeous!

    Fortunately, good food experience was not only in the hotel. During the one-day tours, the package always included the lunch at the destination. The meal in Monkey Island was good, but I remember particularly the lunch in Marasha Natural Park (Peru) and Amacayacu National Park (Colombia). In both of these remote places there were chefs too, who were in charge of preparing lunch. Difficult to believe, after 2 hours walking through rainforest, that you are going to find a nice restaurant waiting for you, but that's true! Chef Panduro - in Marasha Natural Park -, one of the best ones in the region - had prepared "lomo saltado" (a famous Peruvian dish with marinated steak, vegetables and fried potatoes), fried fish and "patacones" (fried plantain), with liters of lemonade for the exhausted group of walkers.

    Favorite Dish: Try all the exotic fruit juices that you can find in Amazon region, like arazá, caimo, copazú and cayarana. My favorite one was the copazú juice because it is tasty, sweet and very good to kill thirst.

    Talking about drinks, don't miss caipirinha, the classical Brazilian cocktail prepared with "cachaza" (sugar-cane liquor), lemon, ice and sugar. After two or three of these cocktails you will be dancing samba like a native.

    As you can imagine, you'll find a lot of fish dishes in Amazon cuisine. The most famous is prepared with "pirarucú" (the biggest freshwater fish in the world). I'm not very fond of fish, so I recommend the Peruvian dish called "Lomo Saltado" (a dish of marinated steak, vegetables and fried potatoes). Delicious!

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