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Need info on Ethiopian Cuisine

edited July 2011 in - East Africa
Hello guys, can you please suggest a few Ethiopian dishes? If a visitor is curious about Addis Ababa and Ethiopia, what dishes should he try?


  • edited July 2011
    The defining feature of Ethiopian food is Injera, the unleavened, freshly made bready pancake that comes with every meal. In fact most meals are served on top of Injera.

    Here is a pic of a typical and amazingly tasty meal I had in Lalibela:

  • edited July 2011
    The stuff in the bowl is called "ful" but its quite common to East Africa.

    Here is a better shot of a typical meal, containing lots of meat - goat,lamb - and curried potato, all on a bed of Injera:

  • edited 5:45AM
    how interesting, food served on a flat bread, never seen anything like it before, thanks David
  • edited 5:45AM
    Yes, how many foods are not only the meal, but the plate, and the spoon as well? (You use the bread to scope food in your mouth.)

    I should also mention that the bread is very nutritious, has no gluten, and is made from a grain called "tef". The injera tastes a little sour, but is quite addictive.
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