Friday, March 21, 2008

a delectable experience!

After coming to the US, eating out figures predominantly on my list. I think one of the reasons for this maybe the lethargy to cook. I
really miss my mom on such ocassions...she had this knack of conjuring delicious treats on my ultra-short notices!
But being the food junkie,..or should i say connoiseur, I love to experiment with food and different cuisines. I was amazed by the myriad choices on offer..greek, ethopian, morrocan,vietnamese...name it and you have it!

Last week, i visited a place offering ethopian food. The spread included spicy vegetable and lentil stews called wat, served atop injera, a large sourdough flatbread...all this served on a single large plate from which everyone eats.
food was accompanied by Tej, a honey wine. It is supposed to a local ethopian drink. It had a very unique and tangy taste to it.
This was such a fun experience as I have never done this kind of 'community eating' before. I have never had someone eating off my plate before..my mother would have freaked out seeing this!!
People, you should try it if you all ever get the chance.
Next on my agenda ia to try the vietnamese cuisine. I will keep u guys posted on that.

9 comments:

Lee said...

By any chance, was this Adisababa?

When my roommates and I had gone there and eaten off that giant plate, it somehow brought us closer in a very weird way. :D

And of course, I'd highly suggest their shrimp. It's delicious. :)

Deepa Vinodhan said...

Hey I think this is Adis Ababa. The serving plate looks familiar ;)
Hmm I've enjoyed the food, every time I've been there..
I vote for their shrimp and chicken, its spicy !

srilakshmi said...

The food looks so tempting! wherz this restaurant? can't wait to go and try it out! :D

s.doshi said...

Yes, where is THIS restaurant??

bhavani said...

enna echill sapadu ..ek.!!i would defintely want to try out this. but no community eating no eachil !!!

kumar said...

The food looks delicious!! u r going to take me there wen i come :)

Zoek said...

The food looks delicious, I like looking at the culture as bringing people together. There was a documentary on BBC about such community eating it was pleasure to watch all the kids, parents, grandparents and grea grandparents huddled around one plate.

gurudev said...

will a veggie like me,enjoy the food?!!!!

Schmetterling said...

I was pleasantly surprised at ethiopian food too - even though it made me feel like i'm eating dosa with dal! :) Was that Blue Nile?