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Dominican Republic foods are typically made up of a combination of Spanish, native Taino, and African influences. Dominican dishes are similar to other Latin American countries, most notably, Puerto Rico and Cuba. Although similar, traditional Dominican dishes have a distinct and unique flavor all to their own.
A typical Dominican breakfast, consists of Dominican coffee, eggs, Dominican salami, cheese and mangú. However, the most important and largest meal of the day is lunch. Nicknamed La Bandera, or "The Flag", a typical Dominican lunch consists of a salad, rice, red beans and meat, usually beef, chicken, or pork.
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9 Dominican Fruits You Must Try Once
One thing that’s often overlooked is the food. Especially the fruit. The Dominican Republic is home to exotic fruit that’s as delicious as it is nutritious.
Keep reading for the Dominican Republic fruits you must try.
Coffee is part of everyday life in the Dominican Republic. In fact it is the Dominican national non-alcoholic drink. Everybody drinks it. To refuse an offer of a cafecito is seen as ungracious, and sometimes downright unpatriotic!