Coming on to the food, one, especially Indians, do not need to develop a palate for the Ethiopian Cuisine as the basic spices and preparations are very much similar to our homemade meals. Ethiopian meals are generally served on a single large platter which is shared by the family and guests to build the bond of loyalty and friendship.
There is A La Carte menu as well as 3 pre-set course-wise combo veg and non-veg meals. We chose Baraka (Rs.1199) which includes soups, salads, starters, mains, desserts followed by coffee and also some signatures from the A La Carte. The price is for per person.
Started our meal with the refreshing ginger-cucumber-lemongrass based "Sunny day by the beach" mocktail. Then were served Mandassi, the deep fried dumpling, served with the chutney which was a clear winner!
Before digging the wholesome meal, we tasted the Fir Fir, a warm salad made with tossed injera pieces and onions, garlic, spices, and butter. The salad was extremely delicious. #Highly Recommended!
In the appetizer, we tried our hands on the Ethiopian version of Indian Samosa – Sambosa Lentil, the deep fried parcels of lentils, onions, peppers, and garlic. So delicious. Crisp outside and flavourful inside. Must try!
The platter or Messob is lined with the large pieces of Ethiopian staple bread, Injeera, topped with stews and veggies. The meal is best enjoyed with your hands. Our platter had...
- Adengare Shorba - Kidney Beans Soup (Which I skipped)
- Timatim Salad - a refreshing classic salad made up of tomatoes, onions and green peppers.
- Yeduba Wot - A type of curried pumpkin, red onion, garlic and spices. One of my favourites! The mild-spiced mushy stew paired well with the Injera but it was so delicious that you can have it like that only! Highly Recommended!
- Yedinich Alicha- Curried vegetable stew with carrots, potatoes, onions just like our mixed veg. The subtle taste and beautiful textures.
- Fasolia - Caramelized green beans, onions, and carrots.
- Ingudy Tibs - Sides had sauteed button mushrooms and onions. It tastes best with Injeera and wot. Loved it. You can munch a bowl of it. So delicious.
- Shiro- A stew prepared with chickpeas, onion, garlic, and spices. Medium spiced. Loved it!
- Fried Dumplings - Look-alike spring rolls, the dumplings were prepared with semolina, flour batter and tossed in coffee-honey syrup. It was crunchy, sweet - just the way I like!
- Baklava - A very healthy version of the regular dessert. Paper-thin layered pastry sheets, coconut powder, shredded nuts and topped with honey. The best part was it was not too sweet!
We were mesmerized by the overwhelming service and the food. In case of any doubts or confusion about the food, the servers are always willing to help and suggest you the best!
Have you been to Abyssinian yet?