Addis Ababa: Amharic, Adis Abäba meaning "new flower"
Addis Ababa is a small, neighborhood restaurant located on Beltline and I-75 where guests can enjoy traditional Ethiopian cuisine.
Ethiopian fare characteristically consists of spicy or mild vegetable and meat dishes in the form of stews - Wots, Tibs and Fitfit - served atop the Injera (pronounced in-jeer-ah) - which is a crepe-like sourdough tasting bread. It is made from Tef, a grain indigenous to Ethiopia. Wot (pronounced what) is a stew-like sauce, which can be made from vegetables or meat or both. The meal is eaten by tearing off a piece of injera with your hands, scooping up some wat with it and then enjoying.
In Ethiopia (as here), the meal is served on a piece of Injera, which is laid on a platter. Various types of Wots are placed on top of the injera. The platter is then placed in the middle of a group for all to share. Additional injera is provided, although it is ok to eat the injera on the platter. Traditional Ethiopian etiquette disapproves of licking fingers while eating (even though it may be tempting to do so!).
We invite you to come in and try a taste of traditionally prepared Ethiopia delicacies. We guarantee you will enjoy it.
Ameseginalehu … Thank you!