Saturday, 28 August 2010

Addis Ababa Restaurant, Toronto, ON

Gord and I have a list on our fridge of things we want to do.

One of the things was to try Addis Ababa Restaurant, an Ethiopian restaurant, which is in our 'hood.

We walked there tonight for supper.

There's Gord on the patio.

I knew there are no utensils involved. You rip off a piece of injera (Ethiopian bread) and scoop up your food with it. I didn't tell Gord ahead of time as he doesn't like getting his hands gunky. Hee hee hee!

Gord ordered Doro Wat (an Ethiopian favourite, tender chicken marinated in Berber red pepper sauce). I ordered Beye Ainetu (a combo of Key Wat [strips of Canadian Grade Beef braised Ethiopian style, served in a red hot sauce], Alitcha Wat [lean beef in a very mild and tasty curry sauce] and Doro Wat [an Ethiopian favourite, tender chicken marinated in Berber red pepper sauce]).

Both meals arrived on one platter with injera.

The Key Wat and Doro Wat were really spicy. The Alitcha Wat was surprising bland and I couldn't taste any curry.

Here's Gord with a piece of the spongy injera.

The meal was surprisingly filling and we left a lot of bread.

Gord had coffee afterward. It is a ritual. First they roast the coffee beans and bring 'em out for everyone to smell.

Here are Gord and our server with the coffee service which includes burning frankincense.

He liked it ... he liked it a lot!

It was a fun and interesting experience!

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ieQa sWetLuv said...

wow interesting~

Lady Banana said...

That bread looks really unusual, interesting to try though!

Kirsten said...

That looks like a fun dinner! I ate once at an Ethiopian restaurant in Montreal and it was a neat experience.

Tatiana said...

I love unique places like that :)

Anonymous said...

correct me if i'm wrong but that restaurant is on king st. (or is it queen)?

Tina said...

wat a cool exprience. i would love to try that place!

Teena in Toronto said...

It's definitely on Queen W, hotmess.