This is perhaps the food that is most associated with Dominicans.In its most simplified form its Mashed plantains, that right there should tell you that its Dominican. However, in its most glorious form, as a breakfast, with salami and onions, perhaps an egg to go along with it, it is a glorious way to have breakfast in the Dominican Republic.
The origin of the word is from our African roots, at first a fan of the site told us that a Dominican Author had written that while the American troops were in the Dominican republic, the mashed plantains were served to them and the soldiers would say “Man That’s Good”… Dominican people not knowing English would then repeat “Man Good”… and eventually it just got known as Mangu.
The author contacted us and let us know that he never said this, so we are sorry about the mis-quote, however, one thing is for sure…
Check out the Recipe!
Time: 30 mins Serves: 4 people
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