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gastrotect Jun 25, 2009 01:57 PM

So I was watching the fried food episode of "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" on FN and Guy Fieri chose mufungo as his. At college my roommate introduced me to some Puerto Rican foods and mufungo was among them. Does anyone know if there is somewhere I can get a good mufungo y carne frita in New Orleans? I realize I haven't really searched out Caribbean specific places since I got here a year ago and there is no time like the present.

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    freckleface782 Jun 29, 2009 09:45 AM

    I'm Puerto Rican and mofongo is my all tme favorite dish. I've had it at Baru on magazine and it was good but no where near as good as it should be. It was too "fancy." I think you're better off trying to make it yourself.

    1. edible complex Jun 26, 2009 06:26 AM

      Mayas on Magazine does some Latin Caribbean dishes:
      http://www.mojitoland.com/

      you may also want to try Baru on Magazine.
      Martinique does special menus highlighting the cuisine of diiferent islands, but best to cal first for their offerings. Fiesta Latina on Airline on way to airport is very good for Central American fare with some dishes found in coastal areas, as does Pupuseria Divino Corazon on the Westbank and Pupuseria La Macarena (Kenner and Riverbend).
      for authentic Jamaican, head to Boswell's on Tulane and Coco Hut on Esplanade/Bayou Rd.
      and lastly, haven't been, but you may want to try Rum House on Magazine.

      sorry, but don't recall if any of the above do a mofongo.

      1. uptownlibrarian Jun 25, 2009 02:48 PM

        I've never had mofongo out, but I do make it at home and you can definitely get any ingredients you would need at local stores.

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