Ethiopia Down Under
|A Brief Introduction to Ethiopian Food|
food is spicy and hot – but not hot! This
may seem like a contradiction but Ethiopian food is a unique cuisine with spices
that emphasise flavour and not heat – unlike Indian or Thai food, it does not
burn and is not an endurance test (the Ethiopian’s leave that to their famous
long distance runners). Like most national cuisines, Ethiopian food varies from
region to region. Our food has its origins in the Tigray region of
the traditional Ethiopian bread, is part of every
meal. It is a crepe style pancake which is used as a “scoop” for the food.
coffee from the birthplace of all coffee… Every day
we hand roast raw Ethiopian
coffee beans. Prepared and spiced in the traditional way & served from a
traditional coffee pot. Unlike Italian or Turkish coffee, Ethiopian coffee is
neither bitter, thick. It is a smooth, pleasant taste, sweet to the palette and
our Sidamo coffee is lower in caffeine than most coffees &
your tastes are not “set”, we do not have set banquets, rather we let you
select the food and you all share the dishes.
That way you can maximise the flavours you try! Or if you wish you can
try the Feed
we will ask about food preferences and/or allergies and then order a range of
somosa, breads and mains to maximise your exposure to the flavours! You all
share the food and we explain the dishes as they arrive. This is also known as
the “No Think” Option!
Discount cards/coupons are not valid for Mosab
A typical Mosob Plate with food served on injera bread
children enjoy this food - we recommend you let them participate in sharing the
dishes you select.
and Halal Diners Our
kitchen is not strictly halal or kosher but as Ethiopians follow similar dietary
restrictions NO pork or seafood products are used in our kitchen nor in any of
the food we purchase.
Gluten Free Foods - Ethiopia Down Under is a professional member of the NSW/ACT Coeliac Society gf = Gluten Free foods – foods marked with this symbol contain no wheat flour or wheat products (we do not add flour thickeners)
As we do not charge corkage we ask that you serve yourselves once we open your wine/beer etc. White wine and beer can be kept cold in or bar fridge. Cold beer glasses are available.
Cakeage If you bring your own cake we charge $2.00 pp cover serving and cleaning dishes etc.
|Appetizers, Salads and Breads|
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