Hello everyone! I’m @olivertomolife and I just got back from studying abroad in Kaohsiung!
Here’s a quick question for you all!
What kind of image do you have when you hear the word “Argentine cuisine”?
Yes, there are a lot of dishes where meat is the main ingredient!
There are some yakiniku restaurants in Kaohsiung, but I recommend this one because it serves thick meat.
Let me introduce you to the restaurant!
I’ve been on a working holiday in Kaohsiung for a year since 2020. I’m currently writing a blog based on that experience.
By reading this post, you’ll get to know about Argentine food in Kaohsiung!
What is Argentine cuisine?
It is a cuisine influenced by Spain and Italy, where there are many immigrants, and many of the dishes are made with beef.
The average per capita beef consumption in 2007 was 67 kg!
Asado, a dish in which meat is grilled over charcoal, is famous, and various types of meat are grilled and eaten.
You can enjoy sausages and red meat.
They also have a lot of empanadas, which are like bread, and pizza in their diet!
Since there are many Italian immigrants, I am sure the pizza is delicious as well.
Characteristics of the cuisine
The cuisine is characterized by many meat dishes and few vegetable dishes.
In order to make up for this, they drink yerba mate tea to make up for the lack of vegetables.
Yerba Mate is a tea made from the leaves and branches of the Yerba Mate plant, and is rich in vitamins and minerals.
I found it very bitter the first time I drank it, but I got used to it after a few times, lol.
It is said that this tea goes well with meat dishes.
What is Cow On Fire, Argentine Beef?
Cow On Fire, Argentine Beef is an all-you-can-eat meat restaurant located in the Mei li dao area of Kaohsiung.
It is conveniently located from the train station, which is great for convenience.
And the staff who order and bring the food are very friendly.
The restaurant is open from noon, but it tends to get full in the evening, so be careful.
It’s a great place to go if you’re looking for a full meal!
Exterior of the restaurant
We were greeted by red letters and a cow design on a black background.
It has a luxurious appearance.
I think it’s a good place to go with friends or a special someone because of the great atmosphere at night.
If the restaurant is full, there are chairs outside for you to sit on.
The inside of the restaurant
When you enter the restaurant, you can feel the calm atmosphere of the slightly darkened interior.
There are more than enough seats at the entrance and the back.
In the front, there is a corner for drinks and soups.
I would like to recommend the beef!
The beef is from Argentina, and is grilled on the spot and brought to you, so it has a fresh taste.
There is also a wide variety of pork, chicken, and seafood on the menu.
Payment methods and points to note
Cash and credit card payments are accepted.
The price is fixed at $630 plus a 10% service charge.
The price is fixed at $630 plus 10% service charge, free of charge for those under 110cm tall, NT$165 for 110-120cm tall, and NT$330 for 120-140cm tall.
Taste of the food
When you are first seated, you need to order a few dishes.
We ordered the recommended meats!
The meat grilling area is located near the seating area, so you can feel the delicious sound and smell of the meat.
It’s a very hearty piece of meat, and you know it’s going to be good even before you eat it!
When I actually tried it, I could feel the flavor of the meat with the perfect amount of salt.
It was my first time eating Argentinean meat, and I never thought it would taste this good!
If you want to indulge in a little Kaohsiung, please go there.
- The only Argentine restaurant in Kaohsiung.
- Recommended when you want to eat a full meal.
- Easy access from the station.
This is a summary of Cow On Fire, Argentine Beef!
If you’re in Kaohsiung, I recommend you try it at least once.
If you are ever in Kaohsiung, this is the place to go. I’ll be posting more information about Taiwan in the future, so stay tuned.
Thank you for reading to the end!