For the record, eating in Ethiopia is not a private ritual. It stands to reason that conventional Ethiopian cuisine is designed to cater to communal eating.
(Travelers Today)―There are a number of reasons for one to visit Ethiopia but should one wish to acquire a more off-beat experience, the Ethiopian cuisine proves to be a powerful tourist draw. Although Addis Ababa has been a renowned tourist destination in the world, tourists can actually name one local Ethiopian bistro that stands out among the rest. Nonetheless, every eatery pretty much prepares the same generic healthy dishes anyone would enjoy.
For the record, eating in Ethiopia is not a private ritual. It stands to reason that conventional Ethiopian cuisine is designed to cater to communal eating. These are the top 5 dishes that are served in every local bistro in Addis Ababa and other cities:
Injera. This cloth-like bread made of ground ‘teff,’ a grain from a love grass endemic in the Horns of Africa. This starchy bread is spread out on the tray to be torn piecemeal by a group of diners. One may think of injera as sharing a ‘conceptual’ similarity with Italian-American pizza while ‘practically’ eaten in the same manner as Asian dumpling rolls or Mexican taco.
Almost all dishes are dependent on injera because it is a staple dish. One may compare it to boiled rice in Southeast Asia or the pasta without the sauce in Italian cuisine.
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