Addis Ababa Half Day Food (Meal) Tour
Ethiopian cuisine is diverse, flavorful, and known for its use of unique spices and ingredients. It reflects the country’s rich cultural heritage and the variety of agricultural resources found in different regions.
Injera is one of the most well-known Ethiopian foods. It is a sourdough flatbread made from fermented teff flour, which is native to Ethiopia. Injera is used as a base for many dishes and serves both as a utensil and a part of the meal itself.
One popular Ethiopian dish is Doro Wat, a spicy chicken stew made with berbere spice blend, onions, garlic, and ginger. It is often served with injera and is a staple on special occasions and holidays.
Kitfo is another traditional Ethiopian dish made from minced raw or lightly cooked beef, seasoned with spices like mitmita (a spicy chili powder) and served with injera or bread.
Tibs is a common Ethiopian dish consisting of sautéed or grilled meat, often served with vegetables and injera. It can be made with beef, lamb, chicken, or fish.
Vegetarian and vegan options are also abundant in Ethiopian cuisine. Shiro, a thick stew made from powdered chickpeas or lentils, is a popular vegetarian dish. It is often served with injera and various vegetable sides.
Ethiopians also enjoy a wide variety of lentil and legume dishes, such as Mesir Wat, a spicy red lentil stew, and Kik Alicha, a mild yellow split pea stew.
Ethiopian cuisine also includes a range of delicious side dishes like Gomen (collard greens), Atakilt Wat (spiced cabbage and carrots), and Ayib (a soft cottage cheese-like dish).
To complete the dining experience, Ethiopian coffee ceremonies are an important cultural tradition. Coffee beans are roasted, ground, and brewed in front of guests, who are invited to participate in the ceremony while enjoying the aromatic beverage.
Overall, Ethiopian cuisine offers a unique and flavorful culinary experience, with a wide variety of dishes that cater to different preferences and dietary needs. It is a cuisine that embraces communal dining, vibrant flavors, and cultural traditions.
Ethiopia have a lot of delicious foods that are prepared from different ingredients and spicy. On this Full day Experiencing and Learning How to Make Ethiopian Food tours clients will have a chance of experiencing a deeper insight into the below sections
- History and culture of Ethiopians through shopping food stuff at local markets
- Participate in food preparation sessions
- Tasting varieties of delicious Ethiopian meals.
- Experience how the daily life goes at Merkato – the largest open air market in the continent
- Learn from a native cook how to bake and prepare
On arrival at Bole Int Airport we will meet you then we will be beheading to Merkato which is the largest outdoor market in the entire Africa. We start with visiting the Vegetable Section of the market and buying important ingredients for our food preparation session later. Next stop in the market would be the interesting Spice Market where pick our necessary and unique spices up to prepare the below .
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- Ethiopia’s National food called Injera and eats with your fingers at one of the typical traditional restaurants of the city.
- Shiro is a delicious chickpea powder-based dish sometimes also including lentils and broad beans, slow-cooked with Ethiopia’s popular spicy red berbere There are several kinds of shiro to enjoy, from the soupy thin shiro wot to the thick and glob-like but still delectable shiro tegamino.
- Chechebsa, also called kita firfir(also called kita fitfit), is typically eaten for breakfast and is one of the rare Ethiopian dishes eaten with a spoon. Chechebsa is made of lightly fried injera or other bread cooked in berbere sauce and often served with honey. On the right it’s pictured with eggs, which can be substituted out to make it vegan.
- Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. It is a perfect moment to learn how Ethiopians’ social and economic life is closely tied with coffee and see how Coffee, born originally in Ethiopia, is entertained in the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. Join this unique, personalized and authentic tour of Addis to see the rich Ethiopian cuisine!
Finally, along the way back to your hotel, stop at one of the ‘Tej Bets’ of Addis. Tej is traditionally brewed mead-like drink make from honey. In the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure. This is a great tour option for everyone even senior travelers who want to get a taste of Ethiopia.