London is a city that represents cuisines from all over the world and Argentinian cuisine is no exception.
In fact, there are several Argentinian restaurants in London that offer typical dishes of Argentine cuisine. Buenos Aires Argentina Steakhouse it is one of the best Argentinian restaurants in London.It is located in Turnham Green and offers authentic Argentinian cuisine. The menu includes empanadas, steaks, and more.
Chimichurris is located at 132 Southwark Bridge Road and is another great Argentinian restaurant in London. It offers modern Argentinian cuisine and the menu includes dishes such as goat ravioli and raw beef. Constance is another Argentinian restaurant that is located in Southwark, but in Tower Bridge Road. It offers classic Argentine cuisine, and the menu includes dishes such as grilled steak and parrilla chicken.
Argentine cuisine is a fusion of different influences. The Spanish brought Mediterranean influences during the colonial period, while Italian and Spanish immigrants introduced new influences in the 19th and 20th centuries. Additionally, the Spanish colonizers had an impact on the indigenous peoples of Argentina, who in turn influenced Argentine cuisine.
Other than asado (Argentine barbecue), no other dish corresponds more genuinely to the national identity. However, the large area of the country and its cultural diversity has resulted in a local cuisine of various dishes. For example, pastels are a traditional dish found in the province of Tucumán, but also in criolla cuisine in Buenos Aires. Pastels are a kind of empanada made with puff pastry and filled with minced meat, eggs, cheese and vegetables. In other parts of the country, such as Córdoba for example, the typical dish is locro, a soup made with beans, potatoes, pork and corn. Locro is a hearty and nutritious dish that has traditionally been eaten by peasants and has gained popularity across the country. Argentine cuisine has also borrowed some recipes from Italian cuisine, such as pesto alla genovese, eggplant parmigiana and risotto alla Milanese. These dishes have been adapted to suit local tastes and are today considered Argentine dishes.
Not only is meat highly valued in Argentina, but also other meat-derived products such as chorizo (pork sausage), morcilla (blood sausage), chinchulines (offal), mollejas (sweetbreads) and other parts of the animal. In Patagonia, however, lamb and chivito (goat) are more frequently consumed than beef. Whole lambs and goats are traditionally cooked over an open fire in a technique known as asado a la estaca. The most common condiment for asado is chimichurri, a sauce of herbs, garlic, and vinegar. Unlike other preparations, Argentines do not include chili peppers in their version of chimichurri, but do include a still-spicy, but milder, form of chili pepper, ají molido.
Mate is a traditional infusion from Argentina, which takes its name from the hollow gourd in which it is traditionally served. The mate or other cup is filled about three-quarters full with dried yerba mate leaves, twigs of the Ilex paraguariensis. The rather bitter drink is sipped through a metal or cane straw called a bombilla. Mate can be sweetened with sugar, or flavored with aromatic herbs or dried orange peel.
Meat products have been dominant in the country since the 16th century. The country is considered to be one of the major producers and consumers of beef, pork and poultry. Some areas such as the southern ones are usually engaged in sheep and lamb breeding and fishing for molluscs, crustaceans, molluscs and salmonids.
Argentinian cuisine is increasingly popular in London and can be found in many restaurants. Argentinian beef is highly regarded and can be found in many specialty meat restaurants. Also, there are many restaurants that offer traditional Argentine cuisine.
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