Fish in Ethiopian Food

Fish in Ethiopian Food

Fish has always been consumed in the lake regions of Ethiopia but has now become a bigger part of the cuisine as more liberal Orthodox Christians eat fish during the fasting (vegan) days. With just three days left of the Easter fast, fish restaurants are nearing the...
Best Vegan Ethiopian Food: Shiro

Best Vegan Ethiopian Food: Shiro

We’re two weeks into the Orthodox Christian Fasting season (when people eat vegan) and these days, it’s all about the shiro.   Our lovely guide, Genet, tells our guests all about shiro (the lighter orange stew)   While Ethiopian cuisine is highly...
Ethiopian Meat Dishes

Ethiopian Meat Dishes

  Tere Siga (Photo by Aziz Ahmed)   As Ethiopia’s fasting season (when Orthodox Christians eat vegan) begins, we take a look back at our favorite meat dishes and count down the days until they are readily available again. Sigh… TERE SIGA is the...
Burgers in Addis Ababa

Burgers in Addis Ababa

Been on the road for too long? Longing for a taste of America? Want to get away from the dust and crowds of the streets of Addis Ababa? Then, Sishu is your spot. It’s an unassuming warehouse with just a small sign reading ‘Sishu’, but for expats and wealthier...
Restaurants in Addis Ababa: Vegan Food

Restaurants in Addis Ababa: Vegan Food

  Misir (dark red), Shiro (orange) and aliche (yellow) atop injera.   Yesterday we were kidnapped and held hostage by a group of family friends in their late sixties. This lovely group of ladies wanted to show us one of the most popular fasting restaurants...

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