Vaho

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A typical Nicaraguan baho

Vaho (Spanish pronunciation: ['va.o]) or baho (['ba.o]) is a mix of meat, green plantains and yuca cooked in banana leaves. It is a traditional Nicaraguan dish originated from the mix of cultures between the indigenous, mestizos and Afro-Nicaraguans of the country.

In Nicaraguan Spanish and some other dialects, the name is pronounced as vajo (['vaho]) or bajo (['baho]). There is some controversy as to whether the correct spelling is vaho, baho, vajo or bajo.

Vaho is served with curtido, a cabbage and tomato salad made with vinegar and lemon/lime juice. The salad tops the meat, yuca and plantains. It is a traditional Sunday dish.