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Mangú is a uniquely Dominican food; it is a very popular dish consisting of mashed plantains, usually served with eggs, fried Dominican "salami" and Queso Frito (fried cheese).

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.

Served together they are known as Los Tres Golpes , a popular slang term used in the Dominican community. Los tres golpes literally means "the three hits," a term meaning mangú with cheese, salami, and eggs. It is mainly served as a breakfast dish, and sometimes it appears on the dinner table.

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