When the Gunas learned about Western cooking, they melded elements with their traditional cuisine.
The Gunas discovered Western cuisine after the Tule Revolution. The U.S. government allowed the Gunas to work in the Canal Zone, a labor prohibited for other Panamanians. One of their duties was as cooks for the zone. Even today, many restaurants in the area trust the gastromic skills of the Gunas.
Enjoy the food of this ancestral tribe, where centuries may go by but the magic of their traditions remain.
2 liters coconut water
6 portions of fish
1 lb. cassava
1 lb. American taro
1 1/2 lbs. yams
Salt to taste
Cook the cassava and American taro in a pot with coconut water. Add the yams when the taro and cassava are soft, so that they don't break apart. Add the fish and cook for about 20 minutes. Serve with lime and hot sauce on the side.