Monday, July 20, 2009

Dinner at Abyssinia

Posted By on Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 10:13 PM


Abyssinia is not just food; it’s like a little village. The night I dined there, the owner made her rounds to every table. CNN could be heard in the background as family and friends of the owner conversed in their native language.

The aroma of garlic, paprika, and onions of the Ethiopian cuisine that greeted me at the door were reintroduced to my taste buds. And, the taste it delivered was like no other. However, if you’re weary of spicy foods then be aware that the beef cubes are a little spicy.

I ordered Yefesekbeyaynet, which is the beef and chicken stew combination. Ethiopian stew (wot) is thick and seasoned with various peppers and spices. Servings of homemade cottage cheese, greens, and cabbage also adorned the plate.

I tore pieces of Ethiopian injera and picked up the yedoro key wot. Injera is a sponge sourdough like bread that doubles as silverware, and yedoro key wot is chicken stew.

The menu at Abyssinia also features steak, lamb, tilapia, tuna, goat, and vegetarian options.

Dining at Abyssinia was delicious and a good cultural experience.

Abyssinia Restaurant is open Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. You can catch their lunch buffet from 11 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.


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