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New York City: La Casa del Mofongo

on August 16, 2011

La Casa del Mofongo @ 1447 St Nicholas
8.16
B. Chu came to visit me around Washington Heights for lunch one day. Met at a highly rated Latin American restaurant called La Casa del Mofongo. The name says it all, they are known for their mofongo.

Mofongo, according to Wikipedia, is a Puerto Rican based dish with African origins. It is typically made of fried green plantains, garlic, broth, pork (bacon/crackling), and olive oil – all mashed together in pilón (wooden mortar and pestle). It’s often served with meats, seafood, chicken broth, or veggies on the side.

La Casa del Monfongo - Camarones

La Casa del Monfongo - Camarones

I ordered the mofongo with shrimps. Flavors were great! I love the broth with the mofongo, maybe because I find the dish too dry without it. The shrimps were ok, not really seasoned. Next time, I might try the pork or beef mofongo :)

La Casa del Monfongo - Sweet Plantains

La Casa del Monfongo - Sweet Plantains

Sweet Plantains! <3 This is a must order when you’re here. It’s naturally sweet, just simply fried sweet plantains. I like how with each bite, you can get the crunchy on the outside and then the soft texture on the inside.

La Casa del Monfongo - Hanger Steak

La Casa del Monfongo - Hanger Steak

Brandon ordered the hanger steak and it came with a side of regular mofongo. The steak was okay, but the peppery, spicy sauce on the side was great for dipping the steak with.

I’ve been to this restaurant with coworkers before. Server was nice and explained some of the menu items to me. I think he even suggested the shrimp mofongo. Atmosphere is relaxing and clean. There is a huge bar on the first floor as well.

— Charmin Bear J

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