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 (mə-fŏng′gō, mō-fōn′-)
n. pl. mo·fon·gos
A Puerto Rican dish made of mashed plantains, garlic, and pork cracklings.

[Puerto Rican Spanish, perhaps from southern Kikongo dialectal (Angola) mafongo, plural of mfongo, plate, flattened thing.]
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Restaurants are universally excellent and in we loved our delicious dinner at Mr Mofongo ( right next to the magnificent Academiegebouw (the Academy Building).
"Comemos manga y mofongo. Es el mismo platano hecho diferente" (Jose 2015)
Our Arawak memory Africanizes Mofongo plaintain mush, And how so much Caribbean lifted his Mulatto poets face to stare at the world Like the Grand Combo of Puerto Rico Mulatos del sabor .
EAT mofongo, Puerto Rico's national dish of fried crushed plantain and garlic, with crispy bacon.
What mofongo de camarones al ajillo y cafe con leche, please, what
Humba was to be paired with an Afro-Puerto Rican dish called mofongo. The humba the chefs prepared was the version of pork belly with banana blossoms, like the paksiw na pata in other places.
The first day on the island our distributor and guide, Tito, took us to eat Puerto Rico's staple dish, mofongo. Mofongo is basically smashed up, fried plantains in garlic chicken broth with some fried meat of your choice on top.
Coney Smorgasburg features 12 diverse food vendors including Mofongo and Red Hook Lobster Pound.
The Mofongo de Calamares, a Caribbean dish of fried calamari with fried plantains, is fresh and spicy.
Seafood choices include mahi mahi with a mango pomegranate guacamole and coconut risotto and Chicken Dos, Caribbean chicken breast, mango salsa, Jerk chicken leg and Mofongo, a plaintain dish of Puerto Rico.