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Getting The Real Argentina ‘Al Paso’ In Buenos Aires (ES)

By Martha Mendes

[El Banco Rojo]

[El Banco Rojo]

Buenos Aires may not have the markets of Peru, the food stands of Mexico, or the food trucks of Brazil, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get good food, at a great price, on the go.  Throughout the city there are little holes in the wall, and even a snarky fast food chain, that are offering up Argentine classics like choripan, empanadas, panchos, and more, without the fuss of having to sit down or go to one of the many parrilladas that dot the city.  If you can’t make it over to Costanera Sur for the closest thing to street food that our panel of chefs suggested, you might try out these options for a taste of Argentina when you want it.  Provecho.

Fast Food Chorizo Carts On The Streets Of Montevideo (ES)

By Majo Lois

[Majo Lois]

[Majo Lois]

It was during the 80’s when an entrepreneur got the idea to open the first food truck in Montevideo.  The success that soon turned into El Galleguito, as it was called, was a hit.  Competition didn’t take long to appear and Montevideo learned came to have 300 different trucks that are situated at strategic points, offering food to whomever wants to eat on the cheap, with a lot of flavor and a lot of calories.  Nowadays, the chorizo carts are regulated by the city and they can only sell butterflied chorizos (i.e. cut down the center), panchos (big hot dogs), and hamburgers, without french fries, eggs, tomatoes or lettuce.  

Expired Chicken And Other Products Were Found In Several Cusco Restaurants (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Andina / Percy Hurtado Santillán]

[Andina / Percy Hurtado Santillán]

A major raid took place on several fast food restaurants in Cusco, Peru yesterday, including burger chain Bembos, Burger King, Popeye’s, and China Wok, who were all found to have expired products, including numerous kilos of chicken, as well as workers without sanitation permits.  According to Andina, more than 45 kilos of expired chicken still in bags was removed from China Wok, along with expired oyster sauce, and other products.  This is the second offense for China Wok, who were previously found to have expired wontons. The other locations’ expired products included frozen chicken, french fries, sauces, and more. Both Bembos and China Wok could be shut down, pending further investigation.

Una gran redada pasó ayer en varios locales de comida rápida en Cusco, Peru incluyendo a Bembos, Burger King, Popeye’s, y China Wok, todos utilizando productos vencidos que incluyeron varios kilos de pollo, y también trabajadores sin registro sanitario.  Según Andina, se retiraron más de 45 kilos de pollo vencido todavía en bolsas de China Wok, y también salsa de ostión vencida, entre otros productos.  Esta es la segunda infracción para China Wok, que anteriormente estaba utilizando wontones vencidos.  Los productos vencidos de los otros locales incluyeron pollo congelado, papas fritas, salsas, y más.  Se podría clausurar a Bembos y China Wok, después de más investigación.