Language Dossier

Argentinian food and drink - A/B

 

 

  • aceite = oil
  • aceite de oliva = olive oil
  • aceitunas = olives
  • aceitunas rellenas = stuffed olives
  • aceitunas sin carozo = pitted olives
  • acelga = Swiss chard
  • achuras = offal 
  • ajo = garlic
  • albahaca = basil 
  • albóndigas = meatballs
  • alcauciles = artichokes
  • almejas = clams
  • almendras = almonds
  • anchoas = anchovies
  • arrollado = Swiss roll 
  • arroz = rice
  • arroz con leche = milk rice pudding
  • asado de tira = rib strip 
  • atún = tuna fish
  • bacalao = cod
  • berro = watercress 
  • besugo = sea bream
  • bife de costilla = club steak
  • bife de chorizo = rump steak
  • bife de tira = strip steak
  • bombón helado = choc ice
  • brochette de lomo = tenderloin skewers 

Argentinian food & drink - C

  • caballa = mackerel
  • calabaza = pumpkin
  • calamares = squid
  • caldo = broth / cubito de caldo = stock cube 
  • caracoles = snails
  • carne picada = minced meat
  • cazuela = casserole  
  • castañas = chestnuts
  • cebolla = onion
  • cerezas = cherries 
  • cerdo = pork
  • cerveza = beer
  • chinchulines = chitterlings
  • chauchas = green beans 
  • chorizo = spicy sausage (choripán = spicy sausage sandwich) 
  • chuletas = chops
  • colita de cuadril = rump tail
  • comida chatarra = junk food
  • comida rápida = fast food 
  • conejo = rabbit
  • cordero = lamb

Argentinian food & drink - D/G

  • damascos = apricots
  • dátiles = dates
  • dulce de leche = milk jam 
  • duraznos: peaches
  • empanadas = pasties
  • endivia = endive 
  • ensalada = salad
  • ensalada mixta = mixed salad 
  • ensalada rusa = Olivier salad / Russian salad
  • ensalada verde = green salad 
  • entremeses = hors d´oeuvres
  • escarola = escarole 
  • espinacas = spinach
  • espárragos = asparagus
  • estofado = stew
  • fainá = farinata 
  • fiambre = cold meat
  • fideos cinta = tagliatelle
  • fideos dedalitos = ditalini
  • fideos moños = farfalle / moñitos = farfalline
  • fideos para sopa = pastina 
  • flan = crème caramel
  • fruta = fruit
  • garbanzos = chickpeas
  • gelatina = jelly

Argentinian food & drink - H/L

  • helado = ice cream
  • helado cassata = neapolitan icecream
  • helado granizado = chocolate chip icecream
  • helado de menta granizada = mint chocolate chip icecream
  • higos = figs
  • huevos = eggs
  • hígado = liver
  • jamón = ham
  • jamón cocido = boiled ham
  • jamón crudo = prosciutto
  • jamón serrano = Spanish cured ham
  • jerez = sherry
  • langosta = lobster
  • langostinos = prawns
  • lasagna = lasagne 
  • lechuga = lettuce
  • lenguado = sole
  • lentejas = lentils
  • lomo = loin

Argentinian food & drink - M/Ñ

  • mandarinas = tangerines
  • manteca = butter
  • manzanas = apples
  • mariscos = shellfish
  • matambre = flank steak
  • matambre arrollado = stuffed rolled flank steak
  • matambre tiernizado = tenderized flank steak
  • mazapán = marzipan
  • medallón de lomo = filet mignon / tenderloin
  • medialunas = croissants 
  • mejillones = mussels
  • melón = melon
  • membrillo = quince
  • merluza = hake
  • mermelada = jam
  • milanesa = schnitzel / breaded veal cutlet  
  • mollejas = sweetbreads
  • mondongo = tripe 
  • morcilla = black pudding
  • muzzarella a la milanesa = mozzarella sticks
  • naranjas = oranges
  • ñoquis = gnocchi

Argentinian food & drink - O/Q

  • ojo de bife = rib eye steak
  • paella = paella
  • palito bombón helado = choc ice lolly
  • palmitos = hearts of palm
  • palta = avocado
  • pan = bread
  • panceta = bacon
  • pasas de uva = raisins 
  • pastel = cake
  • pastel de carne = meat pie 
  • pastel de papas = shepherd’s pie
  • papas = potatoes
  • pastas frescas = fresh pasta 
  • pato = duck
  • pavo = turkey
  • pepinillos = gherkins
  • pepino = cucumber
  • peras = pears
  • perejil = parsley
  • pimiento = peppers
  • picada de fiambre = cold meat platter
  • pizza a la piedra = thin crust pizza / stone-cooked pizza
  • pizza de molde = thick crust pizza
  • pollo = chicken
  • pollo al spiedo = spit-roasted chicken 
  • pollo de campo = free range chicken
  • pollo deshuesado =  boned chicken
  • pomelo = grapefruit
  • provoleta = grilled Provolone cheese 
  • pulpo = octopus
  • puré de papas = mashed potatoes 
  • queso = cheese
  • queso roquefort = blue cheese

Argentinian food & drink - R/S

  • rabas = squid rings
  • rebozados de pollo = chicken nuggets/ chicken tenders 
  • remolacha = beetroot
  • repollo = cabbage
  • revuelto = scrambled eggs
  • riñones = kidneys
  • romero = rosemary
  • rúcula = arugula
  • salchichas = sausages
  • salsa blanca = béchamel sauce 
  • salmón = salmon
  • salmón ahumado = smoked salmon
  • salsa = sauce
  • sandía = water melon
  • sardinas = sardines
  • sidra = cider
  • sopa = soup
  • suprema de pollo = breaded chicken breast

Argentinian food & drink - T/Z

  • tallarines = noodles
  • tapa de cuadril = rump cap 
  • tarta = tart
  • ternera = veal
  • tomates = tomatoes
  • tomates desecados = sun-dried tomatoes
  • tomillo = thyme
  • tortilla  = tortilla
  • trucha = trout
  • turrón = nougat
  • uvas = grapes
  • varas de pescado = fish fingers
  • vacío = hindquarter 
  • vieiras = scallops
  • vino = wine
  • yema = egg yolk
  • zanahoria = zanahoria
  • zapallitos rellenos = stuffed round zucchini