And so we come to the food in Buenos Aires….. which although was mostly like the rest of Argentina, actually had some pretty good stuff thrown in. I think this was because of its size, and the civilising influence of nearby Uruguay 🙂 🙂 🙂
Next, there were tarts and quiches available all over the place – and many of them weren’t filled with or covered in meat. CC could not believe it. You could even get pizzas with vegetables on….
There was also something called ‘faina‘ – which is made from chickpea flower. We even found a fast-food pizza place that served faina with its pizzas as a ‘meal deal’.
We also took a trip out to the ‘chinatown’ of Buenos Aires, as we heard that you could buy spices there. In fact we bought some cayenne – but it turned out to be really mild, and not like proper cayenne at all – we felt robbed 🙁
But it was not all bad, we found a Korean supermarket selling ‘fish’ ice-creams filled with red bean paste. It might not SOUND that good – but believe me, the Korean fish ice-creams are very special… they are based on ‘Bungeo-ppang‘ – which is a non ice-cream version. Apologies for the digression into a non-south-american cuisine…
So, there you have it…. I will leave you with a pic of a special vegetable that we found – in this case it was in the Argentinian lake district, not Buenos Aires – but I just wanted to put the picture up – a purple capsicum (or pepper if you prefer….)