Traditional Addis Ababa Food
Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Addis Ababa is complete without tasting the traditional Addis Ababa food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Addis Ababa to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Ambasha: traditional Ethiopian bread.
- Bozena Shiro: pea flour sauce.
- Buticha: chickpea spread similar to Hummus.
- Dabo Kolo: barley snack.
- Difo Dabo: bread.
- Fit-fit: generally made with tesmi and sometimes also with berbere.
- Iab: (aiyb or ayib), fresh cheese.
- Injera: sourdough flatbread.
- Kategna: toasted until crisp injera and coated with berbere.
- Yemarina Yewotet Dabo: spiced bread.
- Kae Atar Wot: Ethiopian green pea soup.
- Shuroe: chick pea flour and spice mixture.
- Vegetable Alicha: Ethiopian vegetable stew.
- Azifa: lentil salad.
- Queen of Sheba Salad: Feta cheese, tomato, lettuce, and olive.
- Timatim Selata: salad of tomatoes, onions, and hot green pepper.
- Yemiser Selatta: lentil salad with shallots and chile.
- Abish: beef stew made with eggs and goat's cheese, in a spicy tomato-based sauce.
- Awaze Tibs: beef cooked with onions and peppers.
- Doro Wat: chicken in spiced red pepper sauce.
- Ethiopian Beef and Peppers:
- Ful medames: meat and vegetable stew.
- Gomen Sega: collard greens cooked with herbs and onions.
- Gored Gored: raw beef dish.
- Inguday Tibs: mushrooms sauteed with onions.
- Kifto: (Kefto), marinated beef dish.
- Mesir Wat: Ethiopian red lentil puree.
- Yataklete kilkil: (yatakilt alicha), vegetable stew.
- Kitfo Sandwich: kitfo, cottage cheese, herbal butter, caramom and mitmita.
- Samusa: fried stuffed pastry.
- Croissants: crescent roll.
- Falafel: patty made from ground chickpeas and/or fava beans.
- Pide: a round pocket bread.
- Coffee: a brewed drink prepared from roasted seeds.
- Ethiopian Punch: raspberry syrup, maraschino-cherry juice, orange juice, lemon juice, pineapple juice.
- Telba: creamy refreshing beverage made from flax seed and honey.
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