Regarding Food, Buenos Aires
Here is another type of Asado. Called "Carne con Cuero", the whole cow is split in half and layed out on sort of a grill, and secured with wires. Then it's leaned against the fire and, again, cooked very slowly.
This photo was taken in Pinamar in January of 2003, and the "chef' here started preparing the cow at about 11 in the morning. It was about 10pm at the time of this photo, and the meat was just about done. Incredibly tasty!!
Sorry for the blurry photo, but there was plenty of smoke and ashes flying around!
We have 5 great ice cream stores, of course there are more than that, but this ones are the best: Freddo, Persico, Chungo, Volta & Munchis.
This is a picture of Freddo located in Callao avenue and Pacheco de Melo (Recoleta).
Tenemos 5 heladerias muy buenas, por supuesto que tenemos mas, pero estas son las mejores: Freddo, Persico, Chungo, Volta & Munchis.
Esta es una foto de Freddo que queda en Av. Callao y Pacheco de Melo (Recoleta).
*Week days: Lunch is eaten between 1 and 3 pm and dinner between 9 and 11 pm.
*Weekends: Lunch is usually eaten between 2 and 3 pm and dinner between 10 and 12 am.
So you will never see locals sitting at a restaurant before 9 pm. You might consider this if you're used to having dinner at 6 or 7 pm, as restaurants might not be ready to offer a full service at that time.
Chimichurri originated in Argentina and is a popular sauce used with grilled meat in many Latin American countries. Chimichurri is made from chopped parsley or cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, onion, and paprika with olive oil. Lemon or vinegar can be added for more "bite". Additional spices can be added or removed based on the region in which they originate. It is usually the only seasoning for steak and chorizo sausages in Argentine asados. It can also be used as a marinade for grilled meat. Chimichurri is also available bottled or dehydrated for preparing with oil and water.
Flan is practically the national dessert, and probably you are already familiar with this dessert made of eggs and milk. You will find it on the dessert menu of almost every restaurant, and in many cases it is "flan casera", meaning home made flan. Many people also make it at home. Of all the desserts in Argentina, I think this perhaps is the most typical and I definitely wouldn't leave the country without having eaten it at least once. It is often servd with Argentina's other specialty, dulce de leche, which is like caramel.
What do these three things have in common? They can all be delivered to your home! It is amazing that in Buenos Aires you can just about have anything delivered that you want. The concept is not new, by any means. However, I was just shocked when my friend Leo called the vegetable store to have 2 ripe avocados delivered to our doorstep! It's just an interesting custom, as well as a dangerous one. It is simply too easy to deliver delcious ice cream at 3 in the morning. To heck with the diet, huh?
We also usually have everything from the supermarket delivered. It is an amazing system. We go to the supermarket, pay for everything, and within 2-3 hours it is delivered to your home nywhere in the city! In fact, just some days ago we were at the supermarket and were going to carry everything ourselves but it turned out to be a bit too much--so 1 of the guys from the supermarket walked home with us with the shopping cart and all--right to our kitchen on the 15th floor! Talk about service!!!
Argentina is known for their incredible beef. I love to eat my way around Buenos Aires. The meat here is incredibly good and the portions are very large. The meat here is excellent; I have not found it's equal anywhere else in the world.
While in BA, you should definitely try an empanada, the small little pastry crust filled with either meat or vegetables or cheese or a combination of ingredients. Sometimes the pastry is fried and sometimes it's cooked in an oven.
You'll see places all over town that offer empanadas, but I'd recommend a place called La Querencia at the corner of Junin and Juncal in Barrio Norte (they have other locations too). Try the beef empanadas as the ham and cheese. Yum.
Argentinians eat late as is customary in many parts of the world. If you don't want to be the typical "tourist"; try eating as the Argetinians and eat late. Make reservations after 9pm and you will see the real food scene of Argentina.
So delicous stuff to eat !!!!! my God ....my sin there... i was in love with empanadas...i could eat it at any time ...its made with a pastry made in oven and inside they add cheese...ham ... vegetables..meat...whatever....its such a delicous snack that people eat it at any time...and most of them pick it up in the stall and take away or ask from home just like a pizza !!!!
i dont took any pic from that but in sept i will take it and i ll upload here !!
One of the first things that most people now about Argentinians is their love of Meat!!! Beef is a big part of Argentinian life and everywhere you go you will find that every single restaurant has at least a few choices of beef at very reasonable prices.
My experience here in Buenos Aires was that the succulent choices of beef were far more filling and cheaper than any type of chicken on the menu.
So, eat Meat!!!
Argentine empanadas can be baked or fried depending on the occasion or cook. It is more common in the city to have a baked empanada. They are dough that is filled with filling and folded over into a half moon or triangle shape. Empanadas are not all the same with different fillings such as: beef, chicken or pork, Seasonings can also vary as well as the stuffing.
I have had several different types and styles of empanadas while in Buenos Aires and for the most part I like them all. They make a nice meal on the go or a good snack.
I always have problems translating this word into English, as I've never seen or heard of something similar in other countries. A Kiosco is a small shop where you can buy sweets and chocolates (we have a very huge variety of them!), cigarrettes, non-alcoholic drinks, bandaids, phone cards, pens, ice lollies, aspirins, cookies to name a few.
I'd say there's one in every block. Some big ones have a sign on top that says "Drugstore"... don't ask me why! As they definitely not sell anything else apart from antiacids and aspirins!
Chimichurri is a green sauce made of chopped parsley, dried oregano, garlic, salt, pepper, onion, and paprika with olive oil. Some folks add lemon juice or vinegar to kick it up a notch. Some call it "Argentine ketchup", but it is more like a steak sauce. Chimichurri is used all over Latin America to wake up the flavour of grilled meat. I discovered chimichurri when I was in Buenos Aires and I couldn't find it in my part of the United States until several years later. Chimichurri is fairly easy to make at home and it is now available in bottles at specialty stores in the U.S. Once you put chimichurri on your steak, friends, you'll never want Heinz 57 or A-1 ever again.
Could be translated as "sweet milk". You will come across this decadent sweet conserve in one or other form. It might be ice-cream, chocolate covered sweets, just as it is, liquer etc.
It is very sweet, and made of milk, sugar and vanilla.