Puerto Ricans love tostones. Coming from the word tostar, which means "to toast", these slices of plantains are fried, pounded flat, and fried again. Many restaurants make them well, but I usually don't choose them as my side dish because I feel they lack the taste that others have.
But in a hidden Chinese restaurant in Cabo Rojo, I've been ordering toston dozens with every other since I was a kid. The crisp garlicky goodness makes them the best thing on the menu and the best tostones in all Puerto Rico.