Spice Eludes Argentina
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I guess as an American I expected to come to a Latin American country in
The salsa picante here is anything but spicy. We have even made special trips out for dinner to different types of cultural foods. Korean and Indian cuisine are known to have many spicy dishes. However, at the restaurants here in
Our last hope was to turn to an American favorite and get some spicy buffalo wings at the T.G.I.F. located in the Alto Palermo mall.
Now, I know from personal experience that spicy Mexican foods do not exist as we know them in the
So, it would seem to me that minus certain cultures´ cuisines that possess spicy dishes, Americans have created the idea that Latin food is supposed to be very spicy. Americanized Mexican restaurants and other similar cases provide us with the spice that many Americans love. Thus, we have grown to expect this when we travel to these countries, only to not find it. If this is not the case, spice has at least managed to elude