Say hello to different! The name of this simple dish is Yuca Frita Cactus Root. Yes, a cactus root. I have never thought of eating any part of a cactus, but my experience was not disappointing. The dish looks like thick french fries, and surprisingly it tasted similar to potatoes. The dish also came with a garlic and olive oil sauce. The sauce was something different from what I am use to but it was not a bad sauce. The garlic gave the sauce a little spice to it. For those of you who are not too much of a garlic fan, it wouldn’t hurt to try the sauce just once, but for those of you who never had garlic and olive oil sauce, use caution.
This light and simple dish is called Tostones (Green Plantain). This is the perfect dish if you want to eat light while waiting for a heavy meal. I’ve had fried plantain before, but they still had some moister to them. These Ritz shaped tostones, however, were made as banana chips; light and crunchy. This dish also comes with a garlic and olive oil sauce, and this sauce is not a bad match with the banana chips, but eating this dish without the sauce is not bad either. Personally, I would just prefer eating the tostones by itself. YUM