Contemporary Cuban Cuisine

Dale Street Food

It all started one freezing morning at a high-altitude volcano in Mexico: A mother and child working from a humble stand at the base offered chef Monika Dominguez a cup of instant noodles prepared with chicken stock and other homemade condiments. This soul-warming soup led Dominguez to experiment with her own version back home, and that’s how the Ropa Vieja Maruchan was born. Together with her cousin Oriel, Monika created an entire concept around this simple ramen made with flavorful shredded beef. At Time Out Market, Dale crafts homey, Cuban-Asian street food staples with a culinary approach.