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Glutton in Argentina: Main meals - YQtravelling
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Glutton in Argentina: Main meals

Welcome to YQtravelling’s FoodFriday. The day of the week when I show off some of the lovely eats I had while travelling.

We’re heading to Argentina today for some main meals.

Since I was in Argentina for about 3 weeks, I had too much food to stuff into one post. So I decided to split my Glutton in Argentina post into two: main meals + snacks and desserts.

Argentine steak

Tasty beef is probably the first thing people think of when you mention Argentinian dishes. While I had been busy cooking my own steak in the hostel, I went to a few restaurants to splurge a bit.

A nice meal in Buenos Aires

Unfortunately, the one time I went to a very expensive restaurant was the time I ordered champagne before eating anything and ended up feeling nauseous.

I’m sorry, Mr Steak.

Milanesa de pollo

Milanesa de pollo

This was one of my first meals outside. I didn’t speak much Spanish so the waitresss kindly wrote down the different dishes available.

One of the reasons, I didn’t understand her was that she spoke in Argentinian Spanish, pronouncing pollo (po-yo) as (po-sho).

The fried chicken fillet was thin but went well with fries. I heart po-sho!

Asado–Argentine BBQ

Argentines take their barbeque very seriously. Since asado is full of meat, there is no wonder why I love it so much.

Argentinian asado

The best asado I had was in Aguas Calientes. The slightly caramelized skin and the chew meat. Oh my heaven!

Not very tasty asado from Buenos Aires hotel

Still, sometimes there are terrible asados. For example, the BBQ which my hostel held each Thursday was quite bloody.

Chinese food in Argentina

Chinese food in Argentina

Chinese food was probably the cheapest food to eat outside in Buenos Aires. Opposite my hostel, there was a restaurant which charged a meal by its weight.

I’ll have a follow up post about all the Chinese food I ate around the world. Stay tuned if you love Chinese food as much as I do.

Hostel cooked steak

I know I mentioned steak just now but I think hostel-cooked steak deserves its own entry.

Hostel-cooked steak is the best steak

I couldn’t afford to eat out a lot so I cooked my own steak many times in the hostel.

Past yummy eats in Buenos Aires

#FoodFriday Empanada in Buenos Aires

#FoodFriday Appreciating asado, the Argentinian barbeque

#FoodFriday: How to cook steak in a hostel

Do you have a favorite meal from Argentina? Stay tuned for next week’s Glutton in Argentina, dessert and snack edition.

More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

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