M-Dominican Food Dictionary

The Food of Dominican Republic / La Comida de República Dominicana

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Mabi
Mabi

Mabi

– A natural juice made from the bark of the Mavi tree. You can purchase this in many stores and Colmados throughout the country. The version pictures has carbonation. The bottle cost $15 pesos (6-2012) (more about Mabi-new window). The word mabi means fermented root.

Maíz

– Corn

Majarete

– A sweet corn pudding

Mamajuana in Mercado Modelo
Mamajuana in Mercado Modelo

Mamajuana

– A typical Dominican drink made with herbs and roots with rum, honey and wine added. Some may have animal parts added. This alcoholic beverage is supposed to be good for men’s potency.

Would you like to purchase some mamajuana for yourself? Buy Dominican Republic Mamajuana.

Mamey

– Another name for an orange

Mandarina (o)

– A tangerine or mandarin. These can be found January thru February and November thru December.

Maní

– Peanut.

Mangu
Mangu

Mangú

– A typical Dominican food made with platanos, onion and oil then mashed. Typically served at breakfast (get the recipe-opens in new window)

Marañon

– Cashew nuts

Mariscos

– The generic name for sea food.

Maseca

– A sweet smoked sausage.

Mazamorra

– Mashed auyama squash served with onions.

Medio pollo

– Translated Half Chicken but in Dominican Republic when you ask for a medio pollo you are served a small cup of espresso coffee. It is half coffee and half milk.

Mero

– Small Groupers (fish)

Miel - Honey
Miel – Honey

Miel

– Honey. The bee that makes the honey is called abeja melífera. The Dominican Queen Bee is known to be very docile and many countries purchase our bees as well as the honey they produce. You can buy the honey with or without the wax comb.

Monfongo
Monfongo

Mofongo / Monfongo

– typical Dominican dish made with mashed fried green platanos/ plantains. These traditionally are mashed with chicharrones de cerdo/ fried pork skins. This is served in a pilón piled high in ice cream cone form. A broth accompanies the dish, served on the side, for dipping or moistening the dish. There are many varieties of this dish made with different meats using the basic recipe ie: Camaronfongo/ shrimp monfongo.

For other ways to cook Platanos / Plantains check our recipe page.

Molondrones

– Okra

Mondongo
Mondongo

Mondongo

– A tripe stew cooked Dominican Style that is very tasty. Usually served with some rice or fried platano. Just add a little hot sauce and it is ready to eat.

Morcilla
Morcilla

Morcilla

– A spicy blood sausage.

Morir soñando

– (to die dreaming) Orange juice blended with Carnation milk to make a refreshing shake-type fruit drink.

Moro with Grandules with Coco(nut) served with Fried Fish
Moro with Grandules with Coco(nut) served with Fried Fish

Moro

– A typical Dominican dish of rice and beans cooked together. It can be made using different types of beans including black, red, white or green then add some tomato paste and spices and you have this yummy dish.

This picture is Moro with Grandules with Coco(nut) served with Fried Fish

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