Dominican dishes are similar to those found in the nearby islands of Puerto Rico and Cuba, but with dishes unique to the Dominican Republic. DR has unique cultures of African, Taino, and European, with the food here also taking influence from the Middle East, Asia, and the Mediterranean.
There’s delicious deep-fried plantains, flavoursome Caribbean rice dishes, hearty meat and root vegetable stews and the famous ‘mangú‘: a opular dish consisting of mashed plantains, with a side of fried eggs, fried salami, and fried cheese, known as “los tres golpes” or the three hits. The good thing about the food in Dominican Republic is that you can easily recreate some of these dishes at home.
We’re sharing some of the best classic regional dishes. These recipes aren’t just any recipes either, as they have been created by the world’s top food bloggers. The best of the best. Make sure to check out the other great dishes on their sites too.
The Best Dominican Dishes
In this classic recipe, you will enjoy beautifully mashed green plantains, fried salami, fried eggs, fried cheese and a delicious onion garnish. A dish to die for!
Recipe created by Belqui’s Twist.
These are street food burgers that are popular in the Dominican Republic and which are super simple to make. They have a lovely tangy kick to them.
Recipe created by Lauren.
Try this sweet and savoury plantain layered lasagna and you will have a whole new perspective on food.
Recipe created by Tastes Spicy.
Every county in South America has their own version of rice and beans, but this DR version is especially delicious. Once you have made this dish once you will be making it on a regular basis.
Recipe created by Pavani.
This adapted version of braised goat Dominican-style features meat that melts in the mouth after slow cooking. Utterly wholesome and delicious.
Recipe created by Manu.
Chicharrones de Pollo – or fried chicken chunks – is a tasty meal that is quite popular in the Dominican Republic. Typically served with rice and beans of plantain.
Recipe created by National Foods.
Ask any local in Dominican Republic and they’ll tell you that you haven’t lived until you’ve tasted a proper sancocho! Traditionally, seven different types of meat from four types of animals are mixed with root vegetables and plantain to produce a very rich, thick, meaty stew. This simplified version tastes just as good.
Recipe is by Chef Zee Cooks.
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