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
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
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
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!!