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Bon Vivant Travels, Part IV

December 8th, 2009 · 12 Comments

Milanesa and Las Tartas recap from Argentine foods,  and Completos from Chile

In this installment of the Bon Vivant Travels Mike answers a question about some of the food that was prepared for him while couch surfing in Argentina including Milanesa and Las Tartas again. In addition, for the latest update, Mike is now in Santiago, Chile and tells us of the “Completo” the Chilean version of a hot dog.

Milanesa and Las Tartas

Ryan: Mike, in a recent email you said that one of your couch surfing hosts cooked a lot of traditional Argentine food, can you explain that in more detail?

Mike: Sure thing…here is one that was made for me, called Milanesa (a breaded steak, very popular in Argentina). Sorry I do not have a picture of us eating it, but will keep this in mind in the future. Milanesa A second one that is popular is Las Tartas, it reminds me of quiche…I will send you a photo, but in the meantime, here is some info about it, and pics, Buenos Aries Daily >> Las Tartas, Las Tartas Image.

Completo

From: Michael Addison
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 8:46 PM
To: Ryan Boudreaux
Subject: Santiago, Chile

Completo Hey, I am in Santiago, Chile right now and this is the common lunch food here, the completos. It’s like a hotdog, but has crushed tomatoes and smothered with avocado and mayo (I had some Chilean hot sauce on mine too). Good stuff! Just had one today.

Here is a link to the recipe: Completo

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 AltaNo Gravatar // Dec 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Makes me want to dig into some Argentine foods myself!

  • 2 MatheaNo Gravatar // Dec 8, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    That’s one mighty fine looking Argentinian sandwich!

  • 3 Gera @ SweetsFoodsNo Gravatar // Dec 8, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Milanesa is a staple in my country Uruguay too 🙂
    I need the Chilean complete right now!

    Cheers,

    Gera

  • 4 ninniNo Gravatar // Dec 8, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    this is new dish for me,but its seems so tasty..i have to make myself “brave” to start cooking new things!Thank you for sharing!!

  • 5 StacyNo Gravatar // Dec 8, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Yum! That looks great…and I love the addition of avocado!

  • 6 DrickNo Gravatar // Dec 8, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Ryan, thanks for doing this series …learning much – the completos look awesome, as with foods from other latin countries, it is something I would really like to try – I think the locale makes the food…..and the Milanesa, well, that would be good anywhere…..

  • 7 redkathyNo Gravatar // Dec 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I worked for an Argentinian. He never made sandwiches like that! It looks just wonderful!

  • 8 Shelly @ Experimental Culinary PursuitsNo Gravatar // Dec 8, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Looks hearty and delicious!

  • 9 Tina MarieNo Gravatar // Dec 9, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    I’m jealous! But I love reading about your travels.

  • 10 penny aka jeroxieNo Gravatar // Dec 10, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Never had Argentinian food before. The sandwich looks MASSIVe!

  • 11 wasabi primeNo Gravatar // Dec 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I think I saw this on an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. He said it was funny to see something so familiar to Americans, but then with a local twist on it. This looks outstanding!

  • 12 NoelleNo Gravatar // Dec 12, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Did you know I am half Chilean and I have not even had one of these? Great post!