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Umu Ta’o

Umu Ta’o (Curanto) is a traditional dish from the Eastern Island.

The oven is a pit dug in the ground, in which vegetables, seafood and a variety of meat is cooked over heated stones. Cover all with bananas leaves and finally soil. Serving with batatas (camote ) and "Po'e".

The gastronomy of Rapa Nui is based on shellfish such as fish, lobster, tuna, cod fish, "nahue", Sword fish and other kind of seafood of the Pacific ocean.

There are fruits such as banana (7 varieties), pineapple, papaya and guava.
Po’e is a sweet pudding which is made with flour, pumpkin and banana.
Wrap mixture (banana, flour, sugar and "Taro") in banana leaves, then cook in the Umu Ta’o.

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