Food is most certainly a universal language, so we have decided to take you on a journey to the East of Africa. If you have been looking for something new, flavourful and African – we have just the thing. Today, we are going to take a trip through Ethiopia. Ethiopian cuisine in Joburg is what we’re all about.
You don’t need to go too far to indulge in some good traditional Ethiopian cuisine. All you need to do is have an open mind, receptive palate and an empty stomach.
Like any of our beautiful African people, we are feeders, we love to feed people tasty food as much as we love to eat it. So, we are headed to Ethiopia y’all.
Selami…To Yummy Food
Just a quick low down, Ethiopian food is all about colour. You will love the appetising nature of how their food pulls you in with its aroma. Spice is life with Ethiopian cuisine, and the food tastes so good it could make a grown man cry.
Now that we have given you the scintillating idea of what awaits, let’s check out where to find it.
Situated in the beautiful, artistic, and African-embracing Maboneng sits Habesha. This spot is worth being on your food hop.
As soon as you set foot on the premises, you will experience nostalgic moments. Their decor will remind you of tropical restaurant movie snippets that make you want to dance.
Speaking of dancing, they also host cool events from time to time so keep an eye on their Facebook page for upcoming events.
Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant
Queen Sheba is a world of indulging and caters to different dietary options. They make heartwarming vegetarian and vegan dishes. For all the meat lovers out there, they also have something delicious that awaits you. Even the health-conscious have generous options available.
They pride themselves in their usage of fresh ingredients that are naturally grown and prepared to perfection. They use spices straight out of Ethiopia.
Queen Sheba is all about introducing authenticity, you must try their food. To-die-for!
Little Addis Cafe
Little Addis is a lovely cafe that makes flavourful food that you are guaranteed not to forget. Situated in Maboneng and is loved by many for obvious reasons.
Little Addis is all about making hearty Ethiopian meals that will have you coming back for more. They have lovely Injera that comes with a variety of veggie options and meat – honestly, you have not lived if you have not tried this one.
Kassa, the owner of the cafe is so passionate about making food that makes you travel to places of joy enjoyment.
Your Ethiopian Detour
Things to keep in mind for the selective eater:
- The Ethiopian cuisine base is the Injera, this is a sourdough that you use to scoop all the goodness.
- If you are a sushi lover, you will love the Kitfo – this is raw minced beef jooshed up with other flavourful stuff