Taste of Ethiopia – Breaking Injera with Pfriends in Pflugerville

Because Taste of Ethopia sits in a small, unexciting strip mall on Grand Ave. in Pflugerville, you might pass it by without even noticing it. If you stop, though, you will experience a meal full of wonderfully exotic and unique flavors. Taste of Ethiopia is so much more than the food, though—it’s about breaking injera (bread) with friends. Ethiopian food is served family style in a mesob (woven basket) with a large hat-like cover. Diners break off pieces of the spongy injera to scoop up bite-sized portions of food. No utensils required.

Taste of Ethiopia – the Food

The food at Taste of Ethopia is like nothing I’ve ever tasted. I can’t wait to go back!

Taste of Ethiopia

The food at Taste of Ethiopia is a feast for the eye as well as the palate.

Taste of Ethiopia

Taste of Ethiopia – the food is flavorful and full of exotic spices.

We ordered three different dishes to get a range of tastes—one beef dish, one chicken dish, and the vegetarian sampler. Washed down with iced tea flavored with cardamom and cloves, the meal is perfect.

  • Kitfo – finely chopped beef seasoned with mitmita (a spicy powdered seasoning made from ground African bird’s eye red peppers, cardamom, cloves and salt).
  • Doro Wot (the national dish of Ethiopia) – chicken with diced red onions, simmered for hours with Berbere (a seasoning made from red chili peppers, garlic and other spices) Served with a hard-boiled egg.
  • Gomen – steamed chopped collard greens, flavored with garlic, jalapeno peppers and traditional spices.
  • Fesolia – mixed vegetable stew of string beans, carrots, tomatoes and onions, seasoned with garlic, ginger and turmeric.
  • Yemisisr Wot – zesty lentils cooked in berbere sauce with red onions and a blend of traditional spices.
  • Tikil Gomen – cabbage, carrots, onions and tomatoes.
  • Ater Kik – split peas simmered in a mild and flavorful herb sauce and turmeric.
  • Ibe – cottage cheese made from buttermilk.
  • Injera -a yeast-risen flatbread with a slightly spongy texture.

About Taste of Ethiopia

Taste of Ethiopia in Plfugerville, Texas

Taste of Ethiopia in Pflugerville, Texas.

Taste of Ethopia is bright and colorful, and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Website: http://tasteofethiopiaaustin.com

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  1. Love love love Ethiopian food! I was first introduced while in college in Washington DC where there was a large community of immigrants from Ethiopia. The food was fascinating, cheap and there was lots of it!

    I’ve been blessed with good Ethiopian restaurants in every city where I’ve lived since, including just a few blocks away from me here in Chicago.

    I love bringing friends who have never tried it – the injera bread can often perplex them. In fact one friend opened it up and placed it in his lap like a napkin until the restaurant owner came over waving her hands saying “No, no, no!” and showing him how to properly use it!

  2. Blue Eyes and Bluebonnets says:

    Thomas — Thanks for your great comment. I can totally understand how your friend thought the bread was a napkin. Almost made that mistake myself. :)

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