En El Supermercado
Most tourists would go to museums to get to know more about the culture of a place. Me, I prefer to visit supermarkets – and daily!
There are two types of supermercados here. The chains – Carrefour, Disco, Jumbo and Dia%
and the Supermercado Chino (named so, because they are run by Chinese/Taiwanese immigrants)
there’s also the kiosko/maxikiosko, which is Argentine veriosn of 7-11 or sari-sari store
The grills are down during the siesta hours, but they’re still open for business.
Milk and yogurt in plastic bags
all types of jamon y queso
the stock at the chinos’ is better than Rustan’s/SM/Landmark…
a whole aisle dedicated to mate
shelves and shelves of dulce de leche
another incarnation of dulce de leche – flans!
pasta noodles in ALL shapes and sizes (you would think you’re in Italy!)
Argentine beef and wine
lots and lots of vinos, of course!
What you will rarely find: peanut butter and chips (apart from a very limited selection of Lays, Doritos and Cheetos)