The Dominican Republic, a paradise for foodies

Tostones, Dominican Republic

Tostones, Dominican Republic
Foodies are quite clear about this. A 5-star trip starts with food. There are many destinations that offer an endless variety of exotic cuisine and one of the best is the Dominican Republic. The reason for this is not just because they use a lot of fresh and high-quality ingredients, but because they use local products. Plus, a lot of their culture resides in their typical cuisine.

Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey? Foodie fever, or love for trying high-quality food, is another term associated with people who love to eat well. This beautiful island, bathed by the Caribbean Sea, is the perfect place for this. We are going to show you some very delicious dishes that will help you discover the culture of the Dominican Republic with every bite.

· Sancocho.This is the dish that best represents the Dominican Republic. If someone invites you to sancocho, this means you have made a friend for a lifetime. This soup is made from 7 different kinds of meat and is cooked slowly over time. It is known for being the typical dish for any kind of celebration or get-togethers with family and friends. In addition to the meat, you also add plantains, corn, cilantro, yucca and traditional plants.

Sancocho, Dominican Republic

· Habichuelas guisadas (stewed red beans). These are very popular in the Caribbean. They form part of a typical Dominican lunch, are served with white rice and the recipe varies, depending on the zone you are in. Sometimes this dish is served with tostones (croutons), small biscuits made from green bananas.

· Mangú.This is a Dominican breakfast you will want to eat everyday. This dish has African origins and is made from either fried or scrambled eggs, fried cheese and typical Dominican cold cuts. It is known as the “tres golpes” (three hits). Are you ready to start the day off well?

· Habichuelas con dulce. This is a delicious dish that is very popular during Easter. This traditional desert is made from beans, cinnamon, sweet potatoes, coconut milk, nutmeg and sugar. It is served with milk cookies. This is a delicacy for Dominicans and is made in large quantities to be shared with the neighbours.

The Dominican Republic is full of delicious options. Become a foodie and try every one of these succulent dishes. Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures and exploring a country’s culture is an unforgettable experience you cannot afford to miss on your all-inclusive holiday.

Arantxa Márquez

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