Gran Dabbang

Buenos Aires

Explosive Asian and Latin American flavours at laidback Buenos Aires joint

Gran Dabbang

On the Pass

Mariano Ramón (pictured), Diego Ramos and Sergio Torres

Young chef Mariano Ramón brings Asia’s wide-ranging street-food scene to Buenos Aires at this tiny spot in Palermo. He combines flavours and ingredients from the east with Latin American flair to create an original sensory experience.

The menu features a range of chaat dishes, including labne (similar to Greek yoghurt) with grape chutney and fried chickpeas, and mandioca bread with goat’s cheese and tomato chutney. Otherwise, opt for the seasonal fish, or lamb with black spices and blood orange. Dishes are served on camping ware and are designed to share; a hungry table of four can easily sample the whole menu. It’s first come, first served, although the queue moves quickly.