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Anybody want some Chinese? Hey letâ€™s go get some Thai food! I think Iâ€™m in the mood for some Korean food.
Most Argentines probably have never heard anyone say these things before. How come? Why are there only a few restaurants of different ethnicities? One has to hunt down a city guide in order to find a good Korean or Indian restaurant. Most Argentines donâ€™t eat food like this. Drifting away from the traditional starchy foods is not a usual thing for the native population here, which is one reason why Iâ€™m glad I wasnâ€™t born in
Some of our group has been testing out the different restaurants here in
What constitutes an Argentineâ€™s usual diet? The normal diet involves pizza, pasta and meat. Thereâ€™s no A1 sauce for the steaks, no peppers to pile up on the pizza, no
We Americans are blessed to have everything free in our country. If our steak is not soft enough, we ask for A1 sauce. If the chicken needs something added to it, they add hot sauce/Tabasco sauce. Whenever food needs to be spiced up or toned down, Americans have the means to do it right away. Itâ€™s right at our fingertips. Unfortunately Argentines arenâ€™t as lucky. Theyâ€™ve gotten so used to the blandness that they would probably get stomach aches if they ate spicy food more than once in a while.
I didnâ€™t get a chance to ask all the Argentines about eating out on a regular basis, but the ones I did ask said that they only go once in a while to eat at restaurants of different ethnicities and when they do, sometimes they really have to look hard to find a good one. They donâ€™t have the variety that we do back in the States. Iâ€™m blessed to be able to have the option to choose between a variety of restaurants (no matter what the ethnicity) to dine at. Traveling abroad to other countries helps me realize that there are others who donâ€™t have the same luxury that I do and that I need to be more appreciative of what I have. Itâ€™s hard though, because itâ€™s only human nature to believe that the grass is always greener on the other side.