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Thread: Why is it Dominicans eat Bananas with la Bandera (Arroz, Habichuela, Carne)?

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    Default Why is it Dominicans eat Bananas with la Bandera (Arroz, Habichuela, Carne)?

    Why is Guineo so important to have with lunch meal, la bandera?

    What's the tale?

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    Not sure I understand the question. Did you see a dish called the la bandera?

    I suppose:

    blue = black beans,
    white = rice
    and red for meat.

    could be fashioned into a dominican flag. Red Meat is available, but Plaintains and chicken is more the staple dish along side rice and beans. Guineos (sweet bananas) are less common.

    As the british say, maybe somebody is being too clever by half.

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    Arroz, Habichuela, Carne is the typical bandera plate in DR, most add Bananas to it; why?

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    I plead ignorance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonD View Post
    Arroz, Habichuela, Carne is the typical bandera plate in DR, most add Bananas to it; why?
    More starch. They eat a lot of starch which gives them their big butts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    More starch. They eat a lot of starch which gives them their big butts.
    There's definitely some genetics involved: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatopygia

    And, I think rice and sugar is much worse than plantains for those with alzucar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonD View Post
    Arroz, Habichuela, Carne is the typical bandera plate in DR, most add Bananas to it; why?
    Because bananas with rice and beans tastes good to most of us??

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonD View Post
    Arroz, Habichuela, Carne is the typical bandera plate in DR, most add Bananas to it; why?
    Because it tastes delicious. It's mostly eaten with Moro de abicheuela and carne guisada. I love it.

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    I see it all the time in my family. I would rather eat grass than a boiled banana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonD View Post
    Why is Guineo so important to have with lunch meal, la bandera?

    What's the tale?
    It isn't SO important. Some people just pick a banana to have as a dessert AFTER lunch.

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