The highlight of the week was definitely a lovely Ethiopian restaurant Addis. Or at least to me :-). I discovered Ethiopian cuisine in New York and I was positively surprised. Since then I am a fan.
Dishes are usually served on a pancake-like bread injera with different kinds of stews on top of it. Ethiopians eat with their right hand exclusively using pieces of injera bread to scoop up the dish. I guess we were so hungry that day that we never took a picture of the meal itself but the one below will do for now. Injera is made out of teff flour which is also gluten free.
The restaurant is ethnically decorated and it feels very homie. But the discovery of the week was that Ethiopians are also Orthodox Christians like Serbs, Russians, some Greeks, Romanians and Copts. When we saw an Ethiopian script on one of the walls it reminded us of a cyrillic alphabet and I asked the waiter. She confirmed and also added that Eritreans are Christians too. I though that only Copts are orthodox Christians in Africa. I love this about New York and London, the fact that they are a mix of every single culture in the world and that you can learn things like this spontaneously while grabbing a quick meal and talking to different people.
I can still recall the incredible taste of my perfect vegetarian dish. It was not even expensive by UK standards. Three main course meals and three spice teas were 20 pounds. I would definitely recommend it. I hope I will have time to go ones more before we move to Prague.
Photo credit Nada Stjepanovic.