Puerto Rican Chinese cuisine
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Puerto Rican Chinese cuisine is a popular style of food exclusive to restaurants in Puerto Rico developed by its Chinese immigrants. The food is a variation of Cantonese cuisine with some elements of Puerto Rican cuisine. A typical dish consists of fried rice, a choice of meat, and French fries. The fried rice itself varies in every restaurant, but can contain many ingredients such as ham, beef, shrimp, egg, lettuce, and onions.
- “Pollo al Ajillo” — Chicken and onion slices in garlic and oil.
- “Camarones al Ajillo” — Shrimp in garlic and oil.
- “Carne Ahumada” — Pieces of pork drenched in sweet red sauce. It is known in American Chinese Cuisine as Boneless Pork Ribs.
- Pepper Steak — Slices of beef and green pepper in soy sauce-based brown sauce.
- Pepper Chicken — Same as Pepper Steak but with Chicken.
- Broccoli Chicken — Chicken and broccoli in soy sauce-based brown sauce.
- Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Fried Chicken — Deep-fried breaded chicken that is very popular and inexpensive.
- Chow mein
- Chop suey
- Mamposteao — Rice fried with diced sofrito, pigeon peas, pork, chicharrón, chicken, or shrimp and soy sauce.
- Mofongo — The popular Puerto Rican staple is also found in many Chinese restaurants.
- Egg rolls