I arrived early Saturday morning and since I have been here, I have been spending time with my cousins Ana and Lisa who are like sisters to me. In the capital, we may do some shopping, visit some popular spots and spend time with friends and family that are here.
For my first night here, Ana's in-laws took us to a restaurant called Adrian Tropical. That's us at the restaurant in the photo on the left (notice how I am the only one posing).
In Santo Domingo, Adrian's (which is what the restaurant is called for short) has many locations around the capital. The most popular one is right on the water in the area of the city called "El Malecon". Yet, my cousin Ana swears that this location of Adrian's make the best food. This, I would agree.
When you first sit down, everyone gets a small bowl of sancocho, which is traditional Dominican broth made with different types of meat and vegetables.
Here is a closer shot so you can see the texture of the soup... Qué rico...
Next, we got out drinks. My cousin's husband got the popular Dominican beer, Presidente.
Ana got a piña colada.
Me? I got one of my favorite drinks that I have loved since I was a little kid: Batida de Lechosa. This translates to Papaya Shake.
While we waited for our food, a musician came to entertain us with some traditional instruments from the island.
Though the upstairs was closed off to the public, it was beautiful to look at.
Finally, after a long wait, our food arrives. I ordered Mofongo which is a fried plantain mixed with pieces of meat.
With my Mofonogo, I got some pieces of steak which you can see in the photo above. For me, this is a real treat because I never eat Mofongo unless I come here.
How about you? Have you ever had Mofongo? How about any other types of Dominican dishes? If not, know that you are missing out ;)