Friday, March 18, 2011

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant Photo Recap and Review

If I have said it once, I have said it a hundred times, "Atticus, please don't eat with your hands." Well that rule was gloriously broken last Tuesday at our gathering at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant,  where we dipped and scooped our way through the 14 menu items.

I am a big fan of multi-use items, and enjera, the local bread that is part food side item, part utensil, and part plate definitely fits that description. Enjera is made with Teff, an Ethiopian "super" grain. For those who are health conscious, it is high in protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and many needed nutrients. It contains no gluten so it is appropriate for those with gluten intolerance. 


The food is not only healthy but really tasty. I left our gathering with about 5-6 items I definitely want to get on my next trip to Abyssynia. Yilma, the owner, did us right. The food was amazing, the service quick, and the atmosphere was, as always,  warm and welcoming. 

Our menu included:

Gored gored (cubed beef)
Chicken stew traditional style
Green Beans
Pea stew - chick peas
Red Lentils
Green Lentils
Seasoned Cabbage
Goat Cheese
Tilapia fish kitfo

Exit Survey Result Highlights:

What dish(s) did you Like? 

"Tilapia and the lamb"
"I liked them all. can't make up my mind, Salmon? Tilapia?"
"Salmon, Veggies-cabbage, Green Beans, & Lentils"
"Lamb and cheese"
"Greens, Lentlils, Chicken, Lamb"
"Green Beans and many others, not sure what they were."

What was your favorite part of the evening?
"the big plate o' food"
"Using the bread to eat" 
"The conversation...and the tilapia."
"Seeing them bring out the big platter!"
"Sharing the big platter"
"As always, meeting new folks. Oh, and eating!

The winner of the "Group Favorite Award" is...

The Lentils. Two months in a row now, a vegetable has won the group favorite award. The tilapia was a close second, so a protein represented.  

If you are looking for something different to try tonight, I highly recommend Abyssinia. When you go, please spread the love and tell Yilma hello for us.  

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant
2600 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38112

Phone (901) 321-0082
Abyssinia Ethiopian on Urbanspoon

Photos are by blogger extraordinaire, Sophorn, aka norococo bad photo quality  via christopher mcrae's photo loading ability.
Exit surveys are by atticus , funniest twitterer around.

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