EATING BOLIVIAN STEAKS
One of the 7 wonders of the world is eating steaks in Bolivia! Yeah ok I'm exaggerating!
Bolivian steaks, when prepared well, are juicy, tender, tasty and thick; eating steaks in Bolivia is a heaven on earth experience. Singaporean meat is imported and doesn't have the texture or the meaty feel of good south american meat.
The men's ministry yesterday decided to barbecue some meat and sausages at our monthly social. Gabriel Martinez, prepared the meat over a charcoal-fired grill. A Peruvian, Hilario, was in charge of the salad: a large helping of bright red tomatoes and pepsicum chillies mixed together with olive oil, salt and vinegar. Another side helping were white coloured onions cut in a circular shape dipped in a special sauce. Someone bought fresh steaming french bread from the bakery. Most of the men prefer to keep the food simple in not having vegetables or potatoes. I think its got something to do about men declaring their independance from wives who take delight in controlling the menu.
Sometime ago, the men decided not to have wine with our steaks as a sign of our respect and solidarity for recovering alcoholics in the ministry. So we wash the food down these days with coke or lime juice. The conversation was diverse - covering politics and the significance of death for the Christian.
The meal cost us 21 bolivianos each ($US2.8 or $Sing5) A great bargain, I'd say! Would'nt you?