“Did you know the Danes dip their empanadas in chimichurri?” Everyone eats it as they like, but they do it. It counts Yanina Sanchez Plas (44), with her husband German Martino Bustos (40), and his daughter the sun (17), for a year they have two food trucks completely painted with the Argentinian flag that open their doors to street food in a modern neighborhood. Ørestad Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is famous for its contemporary architecture.
The stall operates 24 hours a day for neighbors who are short on time to cook and travelers from all over the world who want to buy ready meals. Next to the chimichurri cart are Indian, Thai and North American dishes, says the Rosario-born woman. “Imagine the public of all nationalities going here. Everyone comes to try. But I don’t know what’s in Argentina, but people are surprised. The Filipino guy sets up his grill with some divine pork skewers, but I set up the grill and I can assure you that I have people waiting in line. Argentinian grill gets a lot of attention, We play music and people love it. I love the smell and the taste. Some days we make special gizzard sandwiches and people freak out,” says Yanina, who naturally comes up with the verb freak out, having lived in hot Malaga for almost 20 years before moving to Denmark. His family. “People eat gizzard sandwiches. Do you understand me?”The owner of the food truck, however, is still unfazed.
In Chimichurri, As they named their venture, Danes eat chorizpanes, empanadas, Milanese sandwiches, supremes and entrena. “We have a good menu, whatever you put in front of them they come to try and they’re happy,” Yanina says. While serving them food, she and the people serving at the counter wait for the reaction of the customers. And the scene repeats itself: “They are incredible”, they take a photo, they post it. The woman from Rosario says: “I am hallucinating.
Arriving in the Scandinavian country, Yanina and her daughter Sol were delivering food in their car with a platform called Volt, which is very popular and is usually the first job of many of those who come to try their luck. And they pretended to be engrossed in their own business. “Say, prepare me another choribanes, no, mom, I can’t because I’ve prepared five Milanese sandwiches, but I asked you for 10 intestines. Well, wait a minute, because I’m going to get you seven lords,” they dreamed or saw it coming. German told the Chimichurri Food Truck the first day they opened their doors that if they sold five sandwiches they would cover all costs, and if they reached eight they would save. On the first day, with uncertainty, they sold more than 50. Yanina’s brother, who lives in Spain, like her parents, all expert grillers, called all the time to find out how they were doing. “They love it! The intestine sandwich is the star,” Yanina was telling him.
The woman from Rosario had this conversation with Infobae inside her car during a pause before heading to the second food truck, waiting for the third one to turn up. When customers ask what an entree sandwich is, they explain what it is. Which is a tender cut, which is good for kids. They are attentive, they listen. There are those who love to speak and practice what they know of Spanish. It’s very common for them to end up talking about the barbecue, and from there they jump to their other Argentinian passion, soccer. “The funniest thing is that the names of the dishes have no translation. They should listen to Dane ordering Milanesa or Chimichurri. “I love it,” Yanina says with noticeable joy.
Why did you choose the name Chimichurri? Because It’s the go-to sauce for everything They prepare it very much at home. They serve it classic, spicy, and they add it to plates inside a container, which is why customers are tempted to dip empanadas inside. He says they really like spicy, intense flavors, so they decided to make the burgers with chorizo. “We make chorizos at home, but my husband was fine with the fact that our hamburgers aren’t going to be like a ball of minced meat thrown on a bed, and the only sauce they put on it enriches it. Our burger is homemade. A chorizoburger is a hamburger made with chorizo. So imagine them, they love strong flavors. Just our burger boom”.
This isn’t the first time meat on the grill has stirred emotions. In Spain, where his parents and brother and sister-in-law are, they maintain their profession Large size roasts. They were invited from Leroy Merlin’s building materials store in Shopping de la Cañada in Marbella and became their “official grills” for events exceeding 100 guests. If they are hired, they travel to the south of Spain. During those 20 years they tried other jobs. They also had a hardware store.
Far away and in time, Yanina worked as a journalist and in an export company in Argentina, where everything ended very badly: in a tragic situation she was fired, she lost a pregnancy, they gave her a break. German, for his part, worked in the logistics of a home appliance business.
Although taxes are very high, they believe that life in Denmark is easier compared to Spain. Yanina saw no future there and suggested her family relocate. It was his daughter’s first time in Spain. They decided when they moved in two years ago, and they noticed it People spend a lot of money on food and they love delivery a lotBecause they never leave home. Yanina thought: “They might like our food. Who doesn’t love barbecue? “People love our meat.” And he wasn’t wrong.
Everything they make is homemade, and they say that the Milanese “sanchuche” they sell, complete with lettuce, tomato, onion, chimichurri, ham, cheese and egg, weighs more or less 560 grams. And he joins the cast, The Milanese Neapolitan style. Of course.
Their giant painted cars with suns and the Argentine flag leave no one indifferent every time they drive it to an event. Ever since Argentina won the World Cup, her husband excitedly drove the car everywhere. “People are honking at us, people are cheering as we pass.
The other day something very special happened to us, Some children from a daycare center recognized the flag. Even though I shot for Di Maria, the little ones sang Messi! Messi! related to And this is not the first time. A boy filmed them on his phone from the train station, raising his fist encouragingly, “Let’s go, let’s go.”
Nothing less than Yanina’s friendship in connection with football Angel de Maria. On the food truck’s Instagram account (@chimichurri.dk) they received a comment from a national team player who suggested eating at Chimichurri.“I want a hamburger from that cart.” He had commented on a photo of them with Yanina’s father next to the car. After that, people will come and ask if this is true. Is it true that you made that publication? “Yes, it’s true,” he tells them. It’s true. “He did it with all the generosity in the world, because I didn’t ask him. And it filled us with joy. I commented on it and he uploaded it to a personal story. It took us from 600 followers to a thousand or more followers,” he concludes.
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