Mofongo vs. Caribbean



A Caribbean dish of fried green plantains or yuca seasoned with garlic, olive oil and pork crackling, then mashed.


Of or pertaining to the Caribs, to their islands (the eastern and southern West Indies), or to the sea (called the Caribbean sea) lying between those islands and Central America.


Mofongo (Spanish pronunciation: [moˈfoŋɡo]) is a Puerto Rican dish with plantains as its main ingredient. Plantains are picked green, cut into pieces and typically fried but can be boiled or roasted, then mashed with salt, garlic, broth, and olive oil in a wooden pilón (mortar and pestle).


an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream


region including the Caribbean islands


the region consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (including the West Indies), and the surrounding coasts.



relating to the Caribbean.


The Caribbean (, locally ; Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbes; Haitian Creole: Karayib; also Antillean Creole: Kawayib; Dutch: Caraïben; Papiamento: Karibe) is a region of the Americas that comprises the Caribbean Sea, its surrounding coasts, and its islands (some of which lie within the Caribbean Sea and some of which lie on the edge of the Caribbean Sea where it borders the North Atlantic Ocean). The region lies southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and of the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.

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