One of the great things about DSM is the number of places to eat out, by UK standards at an extremely reasonable price. Short walk from here is a barbecue house, where you can have barbecued chicken, salad and chips. Or, if you prefer, spicy barbecued chicken, salad and chips. Also available is beef skewers, salad and chips - or, if you’re feeling adventurous, baked fish, salad and chips. I go there occasionally for a quick eat, you know exactly what you're getting. Also popular here are combined Indian, Chinese and local cooking, not sure what Gordon Ramsay would make of them but I like them! Also there's a Jamaican restaurant not far away, must muster up the energy to go sometime.
Anyway,a few weeks ago a group of us went to an Ethiopian restaurant. Somewhat off thebeaten track, not at all sure I could retrace my steps. I was driving at about3mph., Evan tried to persuade me that the way to cope with poor roads is to pick up speed and go flying over the bumps but I'm not convinced.
Please excuse the quality of the pictures, I only had my iPhone with me. Food when it arrives looks like this:
The base is sour dough, called injera. So,you take some injera – which also comes in rolls – and make a little packet with the dishes on top. Here’s my friend and colleague Darcey tucking in:
Then part of the ritual is washing your hands afterwards:
I don’t normally drink coffee in the evening, but Ethiopian coffee is a bit wonderful. Did I hear somewhere thatit’s roasted twice over?
Hope you’ll excuse me if I finish here today. Work is somewhat all-encompassing, happy to share details privately,suffice to say, a major project I’ve been working on pretty well since I arrived is coming to a head which is proving somewhat less thanstraightforward. I am grateful to youfor your support in reading this blog, people of faith, any prayers you canspare greatly appreciated….