Injera and more injera

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I enjoyed the food in Ethiopia. Too much. On the last night there, I couldn’t eat dinner because I was too stuffed. If you know me well, this NEVER happens! All the meals we had were really good and at a very cheap price. I think the most expensive meal we had was for an equivalent of Kshs. 900 per person. And that was really on the high end. Most meals cost us Kshs. 400 per person. What I also liked is that we more often than not, each selected different meals so more experiments every time we ate.

All Ethiopian meals are eaten with injera and bread. Even if you order for fries, you might get that with injera and bread. I also learnt that there are two types of injera, the white flour one and a brown flour one. I preferred the brown one because it wasn’t too tangy. I knew that Ethiopian coffee is amazing and known all over the world but I had no idea that their coffee culture was something else! There are very many coffee shops that serve potent dozes of coffee

My favourite Ethiopian food has always been shiro – powdered chickpeas cooked into a thick paste. But I didn’t know what a raw deal I had been getting here in Kenya till I ate the real deal in Ethiopia.  I got introduced to bozena shiro which is shiro with fried meat. NYUM!!! Although I ate shiro EVERY SINGLE DAY we were in Ethiopia, the shiro from Rico’s Restaurant won the trophy. By the way, don’t believe everything you read on Trip Advisor. Rico’s doesn’t have great reviews but we went there before I saw that. It is the only restaurant that we visited twice – the food was that good – and of course it helps that they give a free starter. The first day was a vegetable salad buffet and the second day was very nice vegetable soup.

Anyway, on to the food pics.

Our last meal in Ethiopia at Yod Abysinnia

Our last meal in Ethiopia at Yod Abysinnia

One person's portion of rice with boneless chicken. Not in the picture for the same meal is a thick stew and naan. And for real, we didn't see any 'super healthy' Ethiopians. I wonder how....

One person’s portion of rice with boneless chicken. Not in the picture for the same meal is a thick stew and naan. And for real, we didn’t see any ‘super healthy’ Ethiopians. I wonder how….

Shiro bozena on the right and tibs firfir on the left

Shiro bozena on the right and tibs firfir on the left

The beef patty was not so nice but the bread was amazing.

The beef patty was not so nice but the bread was amazing.

Polite injera with beef stew. White and brown injera

Polite injera with beef stew. White and brown injera

Ethiopia and Italy collide. Who has ever seen a pizza with all those topping at one go?!

Ethiopia and Italy collide. Who has ever seen a pizza with all those topping at one go?!

Injera base with fasting and non fasting dishes. Most menus had that description of toppings to describe heavy or light foods

Injera base with fasting and non fasting dishes. Most menus had that description of toppings to describe heavy or light foods

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