Food&Drinks in the Dominican Republic
Taino Indians, Spanish people, african slaves and immigrants have invented
the dominican Style of Cooking.
A tradiotional domincan food has got lots of carbon hydrates and starch. The recipes are not very complicate, but they contain everything that a Dominican can get from his garden, and they add chicken or fish to it.
Many different foods have their origin in the Taino
Taino-Yucabread (Casabe) tastes great and you can get it
everywhere. It is made out of Maniok flour anf is filled with meat.
The Dominican kitchen is heartly, they love spices and they use different
spices that are called the sazones. They also add Soja Sauces and sazones
Beans and rice (aroz) with different disks, for example bananas (tostones)
or the Maniok root Yukka are the basis for most meals.
The national meal banders domincana, whos colours should remind of the
dominican flag ist made up of rice with red beans, pig meat, maniok, sweat
potatoes and bananas. After the meal there is the need for a great rum, I
would recommend you an "Extra Viejo" from Brugal.
The kreolian meat mix sancocho (or salcocho) is made up of pig or chicken
meat and everything else that you can find in the house. If there is a
holidy there is also sancocho prieto, a meat mix of seven different meats
that is made different depending on the region.
The dominican Version of the spanish Paella (without the fruits of the
ocean) is called locrio. A cheap and popular meal is asopado, a thick
chicken soup with tomates, pepper and rice.
In the comedores (simple restaurants) they often offer chicharrones de
pollo, thats chicken meat that has had time to become good for 2 hours in
oregano,soja sauce and citron juice.
If you are in the Dominican Republic you should also try out the pastelones
or empandes, pasteles, Yukka balls and yaniqueques. You can also get fresh
sea fruits that are called cazuela de mariscos.
If you like desserts and sweets you should try out a mixture of beans, sweat
potatoes, kokos meat and condens milk (habichuelas con dule) a tradional
meal during the "Karwoche".
If you have finished eating and trying everything you should not forget the
carribean rum: Barcelo,Bermudez,Brugal. Finished sorts you drink pr, younger
Rum you get mixed as Cuba libre with Cola or pina colada (with ananas juice
and kokos milk.
Pina Colada I