Berbere Ethiopian Cuisine in San Antonio, Texas oftentimes at 4741 Fredericksburg Road.
By Edmund Tijerina (San Antonio Express-News) |
Where: Location varies, most often at 4741 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78229. Facebook: Berbere Ethiopian Cuisine
On the menu: Combo meals, $5.99-$8.99, sandwich and wrap, $4.99.
Fast facts: This trailer grew out of a catering company that operated a booth at farmers markets and the People’s Nite Market at La Villita. The trailer has been operating since June. Combo plates offer a choice of beef, two veggies and a choice of bread, which includes the traditional injera. Diners tear off pieces of the spongy, tangy bread and scoop up food. The trailer’s name comes from the spice mixture that’s indispensable in Ethiopian cuisine and includes dried chiles, garlic, ginger, fenugreek and basil.
Impressions: Finally, the answer to the question of where to get good Ethiopian food in San Antonio. The tender pieces of lamb, along with slivers of onions and raw green chiles, took on the complex flavor notes of the spice blend, while the diced beet and potato salad offered a refreshing counterpoint of brightness.
The biggest star on this combo plate, the stewed red lentils, had a texture almost like slow-cooked chili. The complex flavors satisfied deeply. And the injera added even more fun to this party. This is a much-needed and welcome addition to this city’s ever-growing palette of flavors.
Source: San Antonio Express-News
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