Ethiopian Food

ethiopian-foodIt was my first time ever last night eating Ethiopian food.  I wasn’t sure what to expect.  My friend took me to the a place on Commercial and 7th that he said was the best.  I have nothing to compare it too, but man it was good.

Basically it’s a large plate covered in little piles of… food?  It’s like tasting samples.  They have the consistency of a kind of dip.  Meat options included lamb, chicken and beef, and then there were the veggies ones that were corn, one had cabbage and carrots, and another beans and something.  There was a lentil one as well.  You were given rolls of a soft, spongy type bread that you used to scoop the flavored samples into your mouth.  No utensils allowed!!!  It was amazing.  Everything was incredibly tasty, and the flavors were so different.

I didn’t love the bread.  I’m not sure if there’s an option, but I’d prefer something thinner with a harder density.  Like nan, or something light and crunchier that’s better for scooping.  I found that the bread sort of expanded in my stomach, and it wasn’t amazing.  But the rest of it was.

I would recommend anything else going to this place.  It’s a bit of a hole in the wall that’s been carefully and caringly decorated.  Nothing is expensive, but they give it a real warm and inviting feel. The services was wonderfully friendly, and I think it’s probably a family owned establishment.  It’s called something like Harumbee (???).  I don’t really recall.  Oops.  But seriously, go.  It’s worth a try.  If you’re a fan of the Indian, Moroccan type food, you’ll love this as well.  Different, but similar.

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