Ethiopia, a country that is unknown to me. Before I visited this little restaurant, my knowledge of this African country was limited to the information that was bestowed upon me by numerous ‘South Park’ episodes. Cartman and his friends introduced me to the character ‘starvin’ Marvin’, which came to mind while dropping by for a feast. I’m not here to enlighten you, but I have learned that Ethiopia is a resourceful nation only by enjoying their traditional cuisine. So the unwanted string of this puppet got cut, and my eyes are open.
You’ll find that the ingredients you’ve grown accustomed to can be combined in various ways that will help you to rediscover their potential. Nearly all meals are served with Injera, flat sourdough, which you will use instead of cutlery while consuming the amazing spread. YES, I advise you to wash your hands before you start eating because your 10 digits will become your best friends. The thin and spongy pancake made of fermented ‘Teff’ will be all you’ll have to grab a hold of your meat and veggies.
I can’t believe I’m saying this as a Belgian, but you need to try their Ethiopian beer and spirits. You won’t be disappointed. If you are thwarted, I’ll buy you a beer in one of my favorite pubs.
There’s no need to be shy or to feel inhibited because every soul within a few square meters will be doing exactly the same. Just remember to wash your ten indicators before devouring your repast.