|Course||Breakfast, main course or side dish|
|Place of origin||Dominican Republic|
|Associated national cuisine||Dominican Republic cuisine|
|Main ingredients||Green plantains|
|Ingredients generally used||red onion, Queso Frito, eggs|
|Variations||Mofongo, Fufu, Tacacho, Cayeye|
|Cookbook: Mangú Media: Mangú|
Mangú is a Dominican traditional side dish served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Mangú is made up of boiled (either ripe or green) plantains. The plantains are then mashed with the water in which they were boiled. The dish is topped with sauteed red onions that have been cooked with vinegar. Queso Frito (fried cheese), fried Dominican "salami", eggs, and avocado are often added as side dishes. Los tres golpes, literally "the three hits," is a term meaning mangú with cheese, salami, and eggs.
Boiled mashed plantains can be traced back to Africans in the Congo region who were brought to the island during the slave trade. The original word was something akin to "mangusi" and referred to almost any root vegetable that was boiled and mashed. Plaintains and yuca, which is native to the island, were introduced to the early settlers and adopted by the Africans during the slave trade.