Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Eritrean Food at Mosob


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had Eritrean food at Mosob. Mosob is supposedly on e of the best Eritrean restaurants, so I was really looking forward to my dinner.
Eritrean Food at Mosob

Mosob is a homey eatery with lots of ethnic art and furnishings all over. There is a bar and a lounge area with low seats in the back. 

Eritrean Food at Mosob

As Eritrean food is very similar to the Ethiopian kitchen I knew what to expect. As in Ethiopia, you scoop your food up with injera, a pancake like bread that has a sour taste and looks a bit like a sponge. The bread is your utensils, you be prepared to get your hands dirty. The bread has tiny craters that suck up the tasty juices of the food.

Eritrean Food at Mosob

We started off with some mixed injera rolls that were filled with spinach and lentils. I didn't eat too much of this as I knew there would be a lot more injera to come.

Eritrean Food at Mosob

Our main was a mixture of a few dishes, so that we could try out a selection of Eritrean specialities. We had a portion of kik which is a stew of yellow split peas. We also had a portion of Hamli mis Siga which is a beef stew with spinach and garlic and a portion of quluwa which was a lamb stew with tomatoes and green chilies.

Eritrean Food at Mosob

Now it could be that I was spoiled at Addis, the Ethiopian restaurant I went to last week. The food in these two countries is very similar, but I thought the food at Addis was a lot tastier than at Mosob. These stews were a bit chewy and the beans tasted a bit bland. The decorative salad on the side, was just like any ole salad and had started to welt a little already. But where the service at Addis was a bit standoffish, Mosob on the other hand scores big in that department. The wait and bar staff were very friendly and very generous with sharing information about their country and its food.

So take your pick; Do you prefer great food served with a frown or ok food with a smile? I know where I'm going back to.


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2 comments:

  1. If you are one of those people who favors to eat spicy vegetables and meat dishes, Ethiopian cuisines is the best food for you.

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