Argentine food is one of the tastiest in the world, especially thanks to the incredible fresh materials enjoyed by Argentines, especially meat. Argentina has developed over the years a rich and varied gastronomy, so in today’s post we will present 10 typical Argentine foods:
1) Bife de Chorizo (Chorizo steak)
Talking about typical Argentine food is the same as talking about meat. The chorizo steak is the most typical noble cut of meat. It is usually cut into fat slices and is a very tender and palatable meat. Argentines, as with all meats, prefer it well done, but medium raw is also a perfect option to appreciate all its flavor.
practically in each region of Argentina they are typical in one way or another. In general, the ones that stand out the most are those of meat or corn, but the first ones are the ones you will always find in any restaurant.
They are usually well seasoned with spices and can include pieces of egg, potato, olives, pepper, onion, etc. Another decision you must make is if you prefer fried or baked, although the fried ones are usually more crispy. Finally, some families like to dip them in natural tomato sauce or add lemon to them.
3) Vacío (regular steak)
We return to the meat to talk about this cut so typical of Argentina. The regular steak has nothing to do with the chorizo steak. It is a narrower cut, with a lot of bone, not that tender, but very tasty. If you want it middle raw, you should insist very much, since for the Argentines it is not usual.
Argentines constantly eat “asado” (Argentine barbecue), a good Argentine “asado” always begins with chorizos. In this case we talk about a Creole sausage, not a common sausage. It is usually accompanied with bread to form the famous “choripán”. It is not the healthiest thing in the world, but it will be very difficult for you not to eat one after the other.
The Milanese in Argentina is a blunt dish and it does require some elaboration, since in the preparation some species that flavor the meat are included.
In addition, it is very typical to accompany them with topped cheese, ham and tomato, giving rise to the typical Neapolitan Milanese, a typical delicacy and dish in the restaurants of Argentine food.
Locro is a very particular recipe and admits variants according to the area of Argentina where you are. Halfway between a stew and a soup, the locro usually includes as main elements onion, potatoes, meat, corn and spices such as cumin and bay leaf. It is a very traditional and familiar recipe of Argentine food.
If you like pasta in Argentina you will always be in luck. Pizza and pasta are foods widely consumed in the South American country, and you will not lack offer in many restaurants.
However, you will not find tortellini or ravioli, but Sorrentinos. It is a paste that supports all types of fillings. The most typical are those of ricotta and ham, but you can find them of all kinds of cheeses, spinach, varied meat, chicken, prawns, mushrooms, etc.
8) dulce de leche
We like to spread many things on bread, but for Argentines there is something that is above all: dulce de leche. Dulce de leche serves to spread on bread at any breakfast or snack, although it is also perfect for desserts in the form of ice cream, crepes, cakes and filling anything, it offers endless varieties.
We return with a sweet recipe, since Argentines are very sweet and you have to realize it. The alfajores are a classic of the typical desserts of Argentina, and in fact they are usually given as if they were boxes of chocolates.
They are like cookies or biscuits, filled with dulce de leche (you can find other fillings too) in between and covered with chocolate. We warn you: if you eat one you will not stop.
You can’t talk about Argentine cuisine without referring to its magnificent wines. The northwest provinces of the country are the most famous to enjoy this pleasure, especially Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca, Salta or Tucumán.
In fact, visiting the different wineries that abound in these provinces is always a very nice way to get to know the country and its people.