10 Delicious Dishes to Try in the Caribbeanby Mat Probasco | June 28, 2016
Island: Puerto Rico
Essentially a stuffed plantain, this is Puerto Rico's most beloved dish. At its base, Mofongo is green plantain mashed with salt and water or a broth. Then it's packed around chicharrón (pork cracklings) or bacon and topped with vegetables, shrimp, beef, chicken, or pork.
The Verdict: Admittedly, it's an acquired taste, but if you're going to try it do it here on the island where the dish was born.
Mat Probasco is a New York-based contributor to ShermansCruise who has also written for the Associated Press.