late night dinner at karibu

Last weekend we had a late dinner at Karibu Ethiopian Restaurant. I don’t have much experience with Ethiopian food, but I liked what I tasted. We ordered three plates, and it was all brought out on one platter, family style, with a side of injera bread. No utensils were offered; I love that!

We had:

  • Kifto – beef tartare seasoned with herbal purified butter, mitmita, and cardamom, and topped with cottage (farmer’s cheese). ¬†We ordered it rare, and while I’m usually fine with raw beef, I’m not so comfortable with raw ground beef. I tasted it, but didn’t risk any more than that.
  • Kay Misir Wot – red split lentils simmered in spicy sauce
  • Kik Alicha – yellow split peas simmered in an herb sauce
  • Difin Misir Wot – whole brown lentils blended with diced onions
  • Tikil Gomen – stewed cabbage, carrots, onions and tomatoes
  • Fosolia – sauteed string beans and carrots
  • Abesha Gomen – slow-cooked collard greens, peppers, ginger, garlic and onion

We scooped it all up with spongey injera bread. The bread wasn’t my favorite thing… I’m not a huge fan of sourdough breads, and this is definitely a sour bread. But I really enjoyed all the spiced lentils and vegetables. I’m ready to try Ethiopian again soon!

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