The simplest way of rendering a variable is using the scriptlets, similar to the ones used in JSPs
<%= variable %>
But if you want your code to be rendered or executed but not printed then render it like this:
<% variable %>
If you want your code to be evaluated as well as rendered (ex: variables containing HTML code) then use:
<%- variable %> <!-- See the use of minus symbol within the scriptlets -->
We usually use the last method to render HTML on our EJS pages.