One of my favourite things about living in Buenos Aires is the importance placed on the social aspect of life, particularly that that surrounds food. Surprisingly, it didn’t take me long to adjust to 10pm dinners, and sacrificing sleep to enjoy the vibrant nightlife on all days of the week. I’ve been lucky enough to spend my nights here trying out some of the local delicacies and restaurants. For a quick snack, empanadas are a must! Particularly delicious ones are the queso y cebolla (cheese and onion) which I have to stop myself eating for every meal.
For more sustainable options, my second week here, I experienced the BA tradition of a ‘closed door restaurant’ – that is, a house that serves as a restaurant and only takes reservations. We went with to an intimate Japanese one and were delighted with the quality of the dishes. Alongside Asian cuisine, other international cultures hold an important place in BA food, but none more so than Italian (due to the large immigration from Italy). Kentucky pizza stores are found in each barrio and Argentines delight in fluffy bread piled high with cheese and other ingredients. Last week, I went on a pizza tour which included the incredible Guerrin, which is a must try for pizza lovers! You can have a slice standing up on the go, or sit down in the eclectic diner. Finally, I must mention the true bliss that is Don Julio. An Argentine parrilla that serves the most incredible meat in a formal dining situation. I’m not someone who will usually eating a steak by choice, but I almost cried at how beautiful the melt-in-your-mouth bife de lomo was! I would highly recommend for anyone in Argentina!
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Posted by World Endeavors on February 25, 2019
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