And Alter ego, how exactly do you cook yuca as mine is always stringy and horrid. Do you put it in boiling water or cold and bring it to the boil??
...I also like the fried fish and totones you get from the vendors around the beach area.
Am I the only one that has issues with the platanos on the island? I find they taste like crap! I grew up eating Dominican cuisine (I'm half Dominican), and by default a huge fan of platanos cooked in any form. Is it possible that we get better platanos here in the states?
While that is possible, I have found that plantains are not a food item unless they are very, very ripe. I can eat no other version.
It is just like potato. If you don't salt it or add other condiments it has little taste.
I eat it the traditional way mostly boiled with salt added to the water. I like to eat it with Gouda cheese or a sweet smoked sausage from La Sirena has called "Maseca".
It is also very good in soup and even better than potato because it really absorbs the flavor of the soup.
I had "small Dominican crabs" once!
Got them from a "small Dominican girl"!!!!!!!!
'PEDICULOSIS DOMINICANUS" I was TOLD!
i love mondongo
and many other foods gringos would not touch: arenque (herring), bacalao (cod, i think, salted), morcilla (blood sausage), cangrejos whole (small dominican crabs).