Once I get an inkling for something, it stays with me. For a while. A few weeks ago I started reading Cutting For Stone. It's an incredible story which takes place in Ethiopia and has many interesting themes about medicine, twins, friendships, etc. Reading the book, all I wanted was Ethiopian food. I love injera, lentils, lamb, cabbage and other gems of Ethiopian cuisine.
Unfortunately, it has been hard finding friends who 1) love Ethiopian food and 2) were available to dine with me. Finally, last Friday, my friend Heather decided to join me for lunch and we checked out the new-to-us Ethiopic.
I absolutely LOVED the decor of this restaurant. The service although attentive, was rather slow. That's something I've found in other Ethiopian restaurants I've been to in Washington DC. Luckily, I wasn't too pressed for time.
Heather ordered a vegetarian platter, while I decided on Ethiopic's lamb dish. Both were served with plenty of injera.
The food was good, but I did not like it as much as the dishes I've had on my tour of Little Ethiopia or other Ethiopian restaurants around U Street in DC.
My craving for Ethiopian food has definitely been fulfilled, but I can't wait to go back and have more of the food!
Have you ever craved certain food after reading a book? Share!
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