Top 5 must-eat foods in Argentina

The typical dishes you cannot miss when you visit the Latin American country

Top 5 must-eat foods in Argentina

Argentina is one of those countries best known for their delicious gastronomy. It combines the flavors of European and indigenous food, which is why we encourage you to try the incredible food of this country in your next visit to Buenos Aires. In case you’re not sure what’s the best dish or you have no idea what to eat in Argentina, here you will find the 5 dishes you have to try when you’re in this beautiful country.

1. Asado

Also known as parrilla it is a delicious grilled meat that they usually combine with chimichurri sauce, the country's go to condiment, made of finely chopped parsley, oregano, onion, garlic, chili pepper flakes, olive oil and something with a tart flavor, like lime juice or vinegar. Asado is the national dish. It comes from  the country’s cowboys who would subsist on the abundant cows dotting the country’s plains. You cannot visit Argentina and not try this delicious dish.

2. Provoleta

Provoleta is a typical cheese in Argentina that is a little pungent and sharp. The nearly-melted cheese is crispy and slightly caramelized on the outside while is gooey and Smokey on the inside. Some people put a spoonful of chimichurri on it's top and it tastes amazingly delicious.

3. Choripan

Choripan is the ultimate Argentinean street food. It consists of a pork and beef sausage grilled, topped with chimichurri, of course, and served between slices of crusty bread. This is a really typical dish in Argentina and probably you will see everyone eating this on the street, you have to try if you visit.

4. Alfajores

If you’re looking for something sweet, you definitely have to try alfajores. Argentina is the world’s largest consumer of this dessert. The alfajores consist of several biscuits joined together with a caramel filling and chocolate candies. You can also find crumbly shortbread-like biscuits sandwiching jams or dulce de leche.

5. Empanadas

A food that you can really find in almost all South America but that has a very special recipe in Argentina. This hot, cheap and portable meal is popular amongst working classes. Empanadas are deep-fried or baked, then filled with sweet and savory stuffing, depending on the province. In Argentina, they have empanadas with everything.Dessert empanadas are commonly packed with quince jam, sweet potato paste, or dulce de leche, and sprinkled with cinnamon, sugar or sweet raisins, as is typical in Cordoba.

We hope you enjoy your visit and all of these delicious typical dishes.


Latin American Post | Sara Morales

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