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  • hello and greetings from buenos  aires argentina once more  

  • today we're bringing you a food challenge that  only my pizza loving husband could have thought up  

  • with only a couple of days left in the city he  asked audrey what if we only ate pizza for 48  

  • hours and thus began our epic argentine pizza tour  across buenos aires are we even surprised here  

  • pizza in buenos aires is pretty iconic  given the waves of italian immigration  

  • argentina experience from the late 19th to mid  20th century and today that translates into some  

  • excellent pizzerias across the city how convenient  that this also happens to be sam's favorite food  

  • so with that in mind we invite you to join us  on this epic buenos aires pizza tour as we visit  

  • 5 of the oldest and most loved pizzerias across  the city wish us luck and let's go eat pizza

  • so today we are eating at equato this is one  of the most famous pizzerias in all of buenos  

  • aires argentina it's the first one that  we ever ate at on our first visit together  

  • and it has been around since 1934 that isvery long time here on the menu it actually says  

  • thank you thank you to your parents and thank  you to your grandparents because apparently  

  • three generations of people have been eating at  this pizzeria so we've arrived at like almost  

  • three in the afternoon this place is packed we  thought this would be like off-peak lunch hour  

  • we'd be able to get a table it was actually a bit  of a struggle to find a place where to sit down  

  • but we have placed our order we have  lots of different argentine pizzas coming  

  • a little bit of wine so we are all set the vino  is here hello oh we know the wine is here and  

  • this place is pretty cool they only have  bodegas low pass wines and def we're not  

  • complaining we're leveled against lopez we've  actually got to visit their bodega and mendoza  

  • let me tell you they make a mighty fine red  wine it's going to go so good with the pizza

  • one of these

  • my two chosen slices are now on my plate  the first one here is the anchovies pizza  

  • which has no cheese it is just tomato sauce  

  • and like pulpy tomato sauce with anchovies  i love the saltiness of the anchovies

  • to me that's one of the best pizza  slices in the world just no cheese  

  • loaded up with tomato sauce and make it salty  that's kind of like what my taste buds enjoy  

  • this other one is loaded so this one does  have the moxa loads of mozzarella tomato sauce  

  • ham and you have a red pepper i should try  and get a chunk of that and it also comes with  

  • green olives i was gonna say green grapes  it is not a grape i'm forgetting my english

  • cheers what do you think of the wine

  • it's a table wine it goes well with pizza yep  man this might be the best like the more i think  

  • about it i really think this one's the best the  anchovies oh i love the anchovies you did well i  

  • made sure i got one slice of that too sam's  three slices were here guys i've got to say  

  • pizza is probably my favorite food hasn't changed  it's been like that since i was a teenager and you  

  • won't find a better place to have argentine pizza  than in buenos aires it's one of the heavyweights  

  • of pizza in the world italy yeah some some would  put italy i would i would put certain places in  

  • italy buenos aires and maybe chicago maybe new  york those are the top four places in the world  

  • to have pizza and uh buenos aires is right up  there so i've got three slices having the same  

  • one as you the anchovy one i've got the classic  which is the mozzarella and i've got the fukusetta  

  • which is basically the most that's a mountain of  cheese and you've got tons of onion too and this  

  • one doesn't have tomato sauce so it's a cheesy  affair okay let's start off with the anchovies

  • there's just something about that buttery  crispy crust delicious tomato sauce copious  

  • amounts of it and then the saltiness of the  anchovy wow all right the classic mozzarella

  • i got mozzarella so good you know the  classic pizza here is maybe the best  

  • as much as people love to have different  ingredients like the mozzarella one is just  

  • fantastic it's also the cheapest too but  better than anchovies well it's different  

  • right if you're craving cheese then yeah it is  the anchovies has no cheese now the fukazeta  

  • is where you get all of your  cheese and all of your onions

  • that is a cheese lovers delight  all three are so different from  

  • each other but they're all deliciousmean i could probably have five slices  

  • but you know what we're gonna be doing pizza  for the next two days so i gotta pace myself  

  • a bit time for the bill it was 790  in pesos which at current exchange is  

  • 13 us dollars but half of that was just the wine  so like all that argentine pizza was like a little  

  • over six bucks yeah and crazy thing when i went to  pay the bill um the waiter came over to the till  

  • and he was telling the guy at the tail like  exactly everything we had ordered so he could like  

  • bring it up he didn't have any notes photographic  memory from memory he was like they had this wine  

  • and this slice and that slice and two of this one  and i was like what yeah okay it's impressive it's  

  • impressive to say the least so yeah very good  pizza and that's it that's it a plus a plus

  • all right guys we have brought you to  the next pizzeria this one is called  

  • another institution here in the city of buenos  aires argentina it's located on corvientes which  

  • turns into a pedestrian street at night and yeah  they've been around since 1932. wow long time it's  

  • gonna be 100 years and not too long 12 more 12  more 88 years old and we ordered up five different  

  • slices we have the pomadola mozzarella napolitana  this is a slice of pineapple which is actually  

  • paste and typically you just put this on  top of another slice and you eat it together  

  • so sam's going to demonstrate that i'm going  to start with the special of the house this  

  • one is called pizzagreen and by the looks of  it it's got tomato sauce ham mozzarella cheese  

  • red pepper and green olives so here we go

  • there is loads of ham in there guys  comparing the dough to the pizzeria  

  • we went to yesterday which was in puerto  rico this one isn't quite as fluffy this  

  • one is more doughy the other one was more  buttery this one is just slightly more dense  

  • but very good and while we're at it i'm  just going to help myself to the napolitana  

  • which has slices of tomato obviously  like you know tomato sauce mozzarella  

  • look at all that cheese a fresh  tomato with oregano here we go

  • i gotta say i think the pizzas here are  guarini are even cheesier like they just  

  • load them with mozzarella cheese yeah like  you really gotta choose that thoroughly hey  

  • so i can't wait to try my pizza but  first i want to talk about the drink  

  • pasta which is empty which is empty  and then pour it into here this is  

  • a grapefruit juice grapefruit soda right it's  busy grapefruit soda i should say yeah it is  

  • fizzy and so i've got two different slices to try  yeah the classic mozzarella and then i forget the  

  • name of this one that one is pomade it looks like  it could be tomato sauce with onions on top um

  • that's exactly what it was it's kind of  sweet onions and a little bit of a sweeter  

  • tomato sauce too no cheese on that one at all  okay okay so now i'm going to take the final  

  • cut off the slice and i'm not sure if this is how  you're supposed to do it but from what i remember  

  • being told from a pizza video we made a long time  ago was that you're supposed to eat it with the  

  • pizza yeah so what i'm doing is i'm takinglittle piece and now i'm going to take a slice

  • and try them both at the same time you're  basically having a bite of pizza with a bite  

  • of chickpea face which is an interesting  combination i'm not sure where that came  

  • this is interesting i mean to be honestprefer the the pizza on its own but it does add  

  • a bit of an extra element to the slice  i guess it would fill you up faster too  

  • it certainly would it certainly would  fill you up i'm going to try it on so

  • you know what i actually prefer having it on song  yeah with a slice of argentine pizza yeah for me  

  • it suits my taste better in between slices  of the palette cleansing yeah there you go  

  • there you go price point oh that pizza was  so good so so good so moving on to the price  

  • point yes it was just under 600 pesos at current  exchange that is slightly less than 10 us dollars  

  • that included the four slices of pizza the  fina and the two drinks so seven items for  

  • ten bucks what a deal we will we are  going to keep this pizza quest going  

  • we're moving on to the next place just  a few blocks away excellent let's do it

  • we are now at pizzeria bunchero and for this next  one sam has ordered yes classic drinks classic  

  • drink so i'm getting the fernet with pepsi  down for that is kind of a medicinal tasting  

  • alcoholic beverage that i think  

  • doesn't it come from cordoba well it's really  popular in cordoba but it came from italy okay  

  • it's like a liqueur what do you think it's like  you look here and i'm adding pepsi to it here  

  • typically you mix it with coke yeah not pepsi  but this is what they had on hand let's try that

  • you know what this is really growing on me the  very first time i ever tried it i didn't like it  

  • but almost like you know bad medicine but when you  mix it with enough pepsi or coke it it sweetens it  

  • enough that makes it a bit more palatable and  it's just it's a very interesting drink right  

  • like i i it's not it's unlike anything else  i've ever tried to be honest it has a bit of  

  • a medicinal flavor and yeah you mix it with coke  or pepsi oh my oh my four more slices and a finer  

  • on top so we got anchovies this looks nice good  presentation two little anchovies hanging out  

  • then sam got the spinach with lots  of matzah cheese and a cream sauce  

  • that's not a topping you see on pizza every day no  tomato just cream sauce and we've just learned the  

  • difference between fugasa and fugazeta at the  last place or was it yesterday maybe yesterday  

  • which is onions and cheese fugaza it's  just the onions no cheese it does have  

  • a little bit of oregano sprinkled on top but no  cheese my friend no that's a difference i don't  

  • think we knew that when we were ordering i've  always i've always wondered that's a difference  

  • now we know but another interesting thing reading  the napkin here it says they are the creators of  

  • the fugaza with cheese this restaurant apparently  created we've got to order a slice then we're  

  • going to get a fifth slice oh my gosh we got to  order it it's just this with cheese no no no no  

  • no no we got to get the real deal i will order  that i will i will eat it don't worry let's  

  • eat this okay okay oh my gosh okay and then we  got a slice of mozzarella with the fina on top  

  • this is going to be a challenge like i'm feeling  pretty stuffed from our previous pizzeria but here  

  • we go eating eating all this pizza tough work huh  and guess what's happening tomorrow more two more  

  • more pizzas happening tomorrow so we are going  for the anchovy which is my favorite type of pizza  

  • and it is good i'm a happy girl so i also  ordered anchovy pizza when we were at el puertito  

  • on day one and i will say over  there they give you more tomato  

  • sauce here i feel like the tomato sauce  is more painted on top of the slice so

  • i think i prefer the other one just because it's  juicier but i really like the dough it's like  

  • thick but very like spongy it's actually a good  slice of pizza i do like this and next up we are  

  • digging into the mozzarella and guys i madediscovery i thought mozzarella pizza always had  

  • tomato sauce not here not at bunchero here it's  just cheese so you've got like the pizza dough  

  • thick layer of cheese and well i added the fine  on top the chickpea paste but that was shocking  

  • mozzarella pizza with no cheese no cheese no sauce  have you ever encountered mozzarella pizza with no  

  • tomato sauce maybe not no i feel like this is  the first here only at banchero only a vancero  

  • i mean we still have more pizzerias left to visit  so we'll see if that happens again yeah but i was  

  • in shock like i thought tomato sauce was kind  of a requirement perhaps not perhaps not perhaps  

  • someone forgot i doubt it i doubt it your turn  my turn i'm still hungry guys i can go i can go  

  • hard with the pizza so i'm trying the espanaka  this one has cream sauce instead of tomato sauce

  • exactly it's almost a bit soupy in its  consistency it's very very good i mean  

  • i still prefer classic slices with mozzarella  and tomato sauce but this is a really interesting  

  • piece of pizza now we're moving  on to the fugaza not the the gaza

  • and this is just onions you know what i thought  the difference would be between fugas and fugazeta  

  • i thought maybe they would chop the onions  finer yeah i thought it was like a question of  

  • the size of the onions but no it's the lack of  cheese has no cheese what do you think of it  

  • onions they're both good um this is it's  nice and juicy yeah um i still i still prefer  

  • classic slice though just paid the bill oh my  goodness am i ever stuffed well we both are  

  • um guys it's not groundhog day but the bill is  just about the same as the other two places 625  

  • pesos approximately 10 us dollars that included  the four slices the piece of fina the fifth item  

  • also we got soda water and my  drink with pepsi and fernet and  

  • again a great deal and my goodness and my  forever full there'll be no dinner tonight

  • good afternoon my friends another day in buenos  aires another pizzeria today we're at another  

  • institution one of the originals las portetas  yes and this is again on corientes street