Dominican food is one of the most diverse cuisines on the planet. Dominican dishes are influenced by Spanish, African and East Indian cultures, as well as international influences from Europe, China, and the United States. The Dominican Republic has a rich history of creativity which can be seen in its cooking. From its signature dish to its desserts, Dominican cuisine takes advantage of a variety of ingredients from all over the world. It comes as no surprise that our cuisines are flavorful as it is welcoming.