I haven't talked much about the beef here yet. Well, its true, the beef here does rock. Not only that, but its plentiful and cheap. I heard that in Argentina, there are 2 cows for every 1 person. I like those odds!
Since I've been here I've had my fair share of steak. Usually, I'd go to a steakhouse and get a fine piece of meat for a good price. For example, there's one place called Cervantes that we go to a lot after the meetings. There you can get a nice steak (Bife de Cuadril) for about 16 pesos, or about $4 US.
Then everything changed.
Daniele (a friend from Italy/Rio) and I went to a place called "La Churrasquita" last week. I had the Bife de Lomo. Oh. My. Goodness. Awesome! It was 44 pesos (~$11) and kickbutt. Cooked to perfection, too.
Last night, we went to a place called "Kansas" which markets itself as a North American grill. The menu is in semi-English, particularly as they try to use the American names for cuts of steak. I had the "Ojo de Bife" with a slightly sweet sauce. Fantastic.
In short, the steak is indeed great. But at some places, its definitely greater. Heres my rundown so far:
La Bolsa (Centro): Quality: 3/5 Price: 40 pesos
Suipacha Almacen (Centro): Quality: 4/5 Price: 40 pesos
Cervantes (Centro?): Quality: 3/5 Price: 40 pesos
Des Nivel (San Telmo): Quality: 4/5 Price: 40 pesos
La Churrasquita (Centro): Quality: 5/5 Price: 100 pesos
Kansas (Palermo): Quality 5/5 Price: 90 pesos
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
This week we had the visit of the CO in the Spanish congregation, Hugo Farfan. I got to work with him in the ministry a bit and found out that he is not only Peruvian, but also shares my love of Lomo Saltado. For those of you who don't know what that is: