Sometimes its good to try something new, to allow oneself to experience the cuisine of another culture. Of this I encourage you to take the opportunity to do so.
Yes, there will be food you don’t like, you will have your likes and dislikes. You may even food you never want to eat again, but at least once you have tried it so you can intelligently say that you don’t like it.
Thankfully today I had an absolutely wonderful experience at Addis Ababa Restaurant in Silver Spring, Maryland. I had already made the decision that day that I would try Ethiopian food and despite other possibilities I stuck to my choice.
So I went in the restaurant and the waitress was truly a lovely woman. Certainly not a Liberian girl for she was from the other side of the continent but I think you get the point.
I asked for a menu and when I got it I was happy to see something that sounded good to me: Yebeg Tibs.
I chose Yebeg Tibs because I love to eat lamb (sorry lamb chop) and like I mentioned before, I wanted to try something new.
I sit down and take in the ambiance of the restaurant. It was nice and quiet, with no one else in there, which I liked a whole lot.
A whole, whole lot!!!
Yeah, I know, you’re probably gonna say that if a restaurant is empty, then it must not be very good. As you have probably figured out by now. That just wasn’t true this time.
Soon thereafter the food arrives and my, my, my, did it look good. And the flavor was so good, so good that i have decided to thank James for it.
Thank you James!!!
Too bad you can’t hear me right now, but maybe I can thank you later.
I digress while I digest, quite literally speaking.
In the basket at the top of the picture is a basket filled with Injera bread. They were rolled up and the food rested on an unrolled piece of bread as well. The chopped tomatoes went very well with the lamb meat in the middle.
My goodness It was some kind of wonderful!
Speaking of wonderful, remember when I mentioned before that the waitress was very beautiful, well because of that I felt as though I was 30 going on 13 as a result.
Talk about an interesting experience!!
With all of that said it should be painfully obvious that I will most certainly go back to Addis Ababa restaurant
Thank you Justin, it seemed most appropriate to give a shout out to him since I used to watch him on Cajun Gourmet cooking show when I was little. That was something that he would say and it brings back warm memories just like my lunch today has as well.