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Ingredients in Caribbean Curry (as served at La Bodeguita Del Medio, Palo Alto)

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I recently went to La Bodeguita Del Medio and had a terrific meal. I got the Caribbean Curry, which had thin slices of something delicious, but I cannot identify with any certainty what it was! Hopefully a Bodeguita regular can help me out.

The ingredient in question was thinly sliced (maybe 1-2mm thick) and a little crunchy. It carried a lot of the flavor of the curry, but had its own flavor as well. It might have been cassava, but I wouldn't know cassava unless a fellow hound told me I had eaten it.

I'd like to cook my own curry and put it in mix.

Thanks!

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La Bodeguita Del Medio
463 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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  1. Their website describes Carribean Curry as

    "sauteed shrimp, spicy coconut curry, plantains, yuca, greens, hot peppers, white rice"

    Yuca is cassava, so that could be your match. If you can recognize plantains, that would definitely narrow your mystery ingredient down to cassava.

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    1. re: dump123456789

      Yuca doesn't have much of its own flavor. But it's pretty starchy, so maybe it soaked up more of the sauce?