Paradise does exist and it awaits in Dominican Republic. From its delightful weather, to its stunning crystal clear waters, Punta Cana is one of the favorite destinations for all who travel to the Caribbean. Undoubtedly, some of the biggest attractions of this region are the gastronomic delights offered to all lovers of these beaches.
The region of Dominican Republic has been influenced by European, Asian and American cultures. Thanks to this, its cuisine is now a blend of flavors and traditions that may appear to many as a very exotic cuisine. Here we present some of the dishes that you can not miss on your visit to Punta Cana.
It is the fruit most representative of the area, also known as bananas. These can be prepared in different ways, whether boiled or fried, sweet or savory. The most common variation is mashed and it is served as a garnish for other main dishes.
This dish is a mixture of rice, beans and meat. It is seasoned with salt, garlic, pumpkin, coriander, pepper, and chicken broth. It is commonly accompanied by chicken, beef or pork stews, spaghetti, or eggs to taste.
This is perhaps the most popular dish in the Dominican Republic. It is a broth prepared with seven different traditional meats of the region, accompanied by avocado and rice. It is also prepared with cassava, potato, banana, cilantro, onion, garlic, and other species.
Another traditional soup of Punta Cana is the asopao. Prepared with rice, chicken and tomatoes, you can also add seafood to bring a different flavor to it and it is ideal for enjoying during the warm season.
These are just a few dishes of the great gastronomic variety that Punta Cana offers its visitors. It is important to remember that being coastal area is also possible to enjoy seafood like shrimp, squid, crab, octopus, conch, and various fish prepared in several presentations. Travel to Punta Cana to enjoy the gastronomic delights of marine life!