Cassava Root Pasties (“Empanaditas de Catibias” in Spanish) is the Dominican Republic’s version of the globally popular meat pie. The cassava root (also called yucca) pastry makes it uniquely Dominican. Together with the ground beef with veggies and spices, Cassava Root Pasties is a remarkable culinary treat.
Filipino Coconut Chicken Adobo is a classic dish from that country. Adobo can be made with or without coconut, and also without meat (see Aubergine Adobo recipe). You can easily turn this recipe into Coconut Beef Adobo, too, by simply substituting chunks of beef for the chicken.