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mofongo wrote

It's a simple dish but very hard to do good. Many commercials places use tricks to do the tedious parts faster, but it removes of the overall taste. Also, the meat. Chicken is awful for a mofongo, a pork chicharron is better, but very greasy. A meatless version is also good, but the cooker must know the right amount of spices to make it taste like the real thing.

My family usually goes to places that sell mofongo ( it's a typical dish here), and out of 20 places we've been only 2 are actually good.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

Interesting. The place I went to said it was just a mashed, fried, mashed, and fried again plantain dish with spices. It didn't taste bad, but it wasn't great either.

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mofongo wrote

The place I went to said it was just a mashed, fried, mashed, and fried again plantain dish with spices.

It is, but we do those steps only once. Maybe add some meat. Cassava mofongo is also very good, easier to make delicious. But will make you sleepy if you're not used to eat cassava.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

The person that sold it to me said it's an unusually heavy food and small portions go a long way. She said most new customers complain when they see the size of the platter and then complain how stuffed they are when they finish.