Dominican Food, si!
Last weekend I went with my daughter up to Washington Heights in NYC. It is a very Latin area, especially people from Dominican Republic. My daughter was a bit hungry so we stopped in a little local coffee shop. First I ordered myself a nice large cup of "Spanish coffee" (espresso + milk). Then she ordered a "small" dish of rice and beans. (The platter was HUGE, enough for a meal, plus we took it home and she had 2 other meals from it!). The waitress said, struggling with English: "That's all you want? Rice and beans? Don't you want chicken or something with it?" My daughter finally said OK, so she added about 6 or 7 medium pieces of chicken to the platter. Then she added about 10 slices of broiled/fried plantains. I mean the platter was HUGE!
And then, the bill (rice, bean, chicken, plantains, and, my coffee)
(get this - in NYC -) $5. (!!!!!)
I think we will do up there again!