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Trust Us! You Have To Try These Traditional Dominican Dishes

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Dominican Republic

Dominican cuisine is one of the most interesting blends you can hope to find, combining influences from the Middle East, Spain, Africa as well as the traditional Taíno cuisine.

It has a bit of something for everyone and one thing is for sure; you will not go hungry in the Dominican Republic.

The staple dish of the Dominican Republic is, without a shadow of doubt, La Bandera. It is a dish made from stewed beans, meat and rice. It is traditionally eaten for lunch and you will not believe how delicious it is.

Mangú is another Dominican classic that you simply have to try. It is made with green plantains that are boiled, then mashed and finally topped with red onions that have been sautéed. You will discover that plantains are quite popular in the Dominican Republic, with one of their most cherished dishes being tostones, which are basically friend plantains.

If you are invited to a Dominican home for dinner, it is far more likely than not that you will be served sancocho. It is basically a stew which is made from seven different meats and a variety of vegetables. Trust us; it is mouth-watering.

After all that, you need something sweet and for that, dulce de coco definitely hits the spot. It is made from coconut, milk, cinnamon and vanilla and it is truly as tasty as you can imagine.

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