Ethiopian Food at Addis


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I tried Ethiopian food at Addis. Now if you were to ask me what has been my favourite food in these blog series, then the food at Addis is the winner. Hands down. Well, hands up actually, as Ethiopian food is eaten with your hands. No utensils required.

Ethiopian Food at Addis


I'd had Ehtiopian food before in Amsterdam, but never had I been to one here in London. When researching where to go, I found that Caledonian Road is home to a few of them, so my friend and I headed that way and basically just picked Addis as it was the first one we saw. The decor looks authentic. At least I think as I have never travelled to that neck of the woods before. On the left as you walk in, there is a row of woven baskets placed in front of a long bench. I was dying to sit there, but we were seated at a normal table.

Ethiopian Food at Addis

The first thing we were served was the injera which is the main ingredient of Ethiopian food. It's a type of pancake best described as a sour tasting bread with a shammy texture. The idea is to break off a piece and scoop the food off the platter and put it in your mouth.

We went for the Addis Special which consisted of a spicy chicken and egg dish, a lamb stew and a green bean and cabbage dish. These three dishes were poured onto the pancake as you don't eat off individual plates.

Ethiopian Food at Addis

The food was top notch, I loved the blend of spices in the meat dishes and the veggies complimented these well. I'm always a bit ambivalent about the flavour of the injera, and I know you can replace it with rice and eat the food with a proper fork and spoon, but that will sure make eating Ethiopian food a lot less fun. 


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