Street Food South of the Equator

Argentina food
Argentina food

 

Based in Washington, D.C., Chuck Rocha founded and leads as president Solidarity Strategies, a 100 percent minority owned and operated political consulting firm. He also produces a podcast called The Rocha Revolution. In his free time, Chuck Rocha enjoys traveling and trying a variety of street foods around the world.

Many travelers plan their vacations around food, and a growing number are interested in street food – literally, food prepared on the street. Some of the best street food can be found south of the equator in Argentina.

A popular dish is asado, a type of barbeque also known as parrillada. Argentinians love spending an afternoon grilling meats over a fire. These meats include beef, pork, ribs, sausages, and sweetbread and are often topped with chimichurri, one of the country’s most beloved condiments. The tangy and flavorful chimichurri is made of parsley, oregano, onion, garlic, olive oil, and chilli pepper flakes.

Another must-try dish is provoleta, which is the Argentina’s version of provolone cheese. Provoleta is grilled and topped with herbs, and often served with chimichurri. Popular dishes for those on the go include empanadas, which are deep-fried or baked and filled with stuffing, either savory or sweet. Finally, cap it all with a cup of yerba mate, an herbal and naturally caffeinated drink found throughout the country.

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