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Why is All-Inclusive Resort food so awful?

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Why is All-Inclusive Resort food so awful?

nyufood08 | Dec 9, 2009 07:13 AM

During a recent trip to the Dominican Republic in a beautiful all inclusive resort, I experienced 5 days of the worst food. Not only was the food flavorless but it was unidentifiable. I came across the weirdest combinations of foods. Strange cold salads, sushi (that looks liked it was flown in frozen), mystery meats, and very "cheezy" presentations. I eat everything and will try anything so I had to look at my week of meals like a series of science projects.
Where was the Dominican food that i had been craving. Platanos Maduros, Mangu, arroz con leche, guandules con coco?
It seems strange that resorts seem to serve cuisines and styles of food that they are unfamiliar with? Why couldn't the food be simple, healthy, and reflect the country that we were in? Was it their take on continental cuisine?

Please someone answer these questions for me.......

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