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Let’s start with An introduction to Ethiopian Cuisine, before we jump to the specialty and what makes Abyssinia BRITISH COLOUMBIAIN’S HOME FOR Ethiopian cousin located in lovely south Burnaby neighbourhood.

Dining in Ethiopia is characterized by the ritual of breaking injera and eating from the same plate, signifying the bonds of loyalty and friendship. The quintessence of those bonds are often demonstrated in the form of gursha-That is, the placing of food on the mouth of another diner from one’s own “hand.”

Injera, the traditional Ethiopian bread, is part of every entree. It is a large crepe/pancake upon which the various stew-like dishes are served. The traditional way of eating is with the fingers, which in itself a  delicate art. In this manner, a bite sized piece if Injera is broken off to pick up a mouthful of the chosen dish.

Ethiopian dishes are characterized by the variety of spices used to give them their exotic taste. Watt, which is a stew-like dish comes in a variety of forms-beef, lamb, chicken, and vegetables. These range from hotly spiced ( with berbere-a typical Ethiopian red pepper) to very mild. The more delicately seasoned watts are called alicha which contain no berbere. Fitfit, another exotic staple, is a combination dish prepared with broken bits of the Injera itself. Nitter kebbeh, a specially prepared butter, is a key ingredient used to give these dishes their exotic flavour.

Vegetarian dishes are also staple of Ethiopian cuisine, especially during Lent, a period of fifty days    before Easter. Ethiopian Orthodox Christians are prohibited from eating all meat and meat by products such as milk, cheese and butter until Easter. Yet the variety of watts and other dishes made of lentils, peas and other vegetables are just as exotic and tasty as those containing meats.

Did we say enough?

Not at all, we have endless introduction that we can’t rap it only in writing  Here in Abyssinia we never promote our taste for the sake of business. When we say it we mean it, because of its ethnic nature doesn’t mean that we are serving a specific area.

Our beauty is the beauty of Canada. What gives this beauty is its demography. By recognize this reality we have decided  to give our fellow  citizen a choice of taste, a taste that fits to all. Did we say enough? Not at all.

Seeing is believing we will serve  you with style and with full professionalism. Please, remember. If you don’t understand the nature of our menu, you don’t have to worry. Ask for Abyssinia special that make Abyssinia a spot for a real taste.

Don’t forget to ask for Abyssinia yebeg  tibis and a veggie combo( mahberawi) that makes as a true choice of taste,

We never worried of gain or loss, our worry is whether or not you know that you have a better choice of taste!!

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