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Southeast Asia Comes to Buenos Aires

By | [email protected] | September 15, 2015 2:07pm


So you’ve spent the summer scrolling through your Facebook homepages, envying those friends of yours who incessantly uploaded full moon party photos and birds-eye shots of street food they’ve purchased in local markets in Hanoi and Bangkok. Well, full moon parties aside, this weekend you’ll be able to throw those filtered Instagrams right back at them.

Sure, the backdrop will be Latino but you know what, that’s what makes it even quirkier.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you (or rather, the Southeast Asian Embassies of Argentina present to you) “Buenos Aires Celebrates Southeast Asia.” We’re talking irresistible Thai curries, vermicelli noodles from the Philippines, tender Malaysian satays, crunchy Vietnamese nahms and spicy Indonesian beef rendangs. Namaste, food coma.

In order to, you know, make sure you guys fully immerse yourselves in a Southeast Asian environment, there will be an array of one-of-a-kind traditional regional products; pearls, bags, clothes, souvenirs, etc. Bring enough pesos. You won’t find this kind of stuff at Alto Palermo. And it doesn’t stop there. As well as the food and traditional textiles and handicrafts, you’ll be treated to traditional dances, martial arts demonstrations, a fashion show and musical gamelan and anklung performances.

When is it? September 19 from 1 PM to 6PM

Where is it? Plaza de Barrancas (Virrey Vértiz and La Pampa)

Oh, and I suggest an Amaro filter for the food Instagrams. Brings out the colors more, you know.