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Surrendering to the Chivito
Surrendering to the Chivito
One of my favorite ways to explore a new city is to street food forage my way through it. Oddly, in affluent Punta del Este, Uruguay one of the most satisfying bites I came across was the humble traditional chivito sandwich. Consisting of thinly sliced fine churrasco beef, mozzarella, tomato, mayo, olives, fried egg and ham on a bun, this heart-attack-on-a-plate that is the Uruguayan national dish is divine. A perfect balance of all things savory the chivito sandwich is the perfect meal to fuel you through Punta del Este's wild nights or to cure the unavoidable hangover that results from them.
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