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Ethiopian in Brixton, London

Ellen | Oct 9, 2000 05:31 AM

Just thought I'd post a quick message about a meal on Saturday. Having watched England's rather depressing performance in the footie we decided to try out an Ethiopian restaurant that I've passed often on Brixton Water Lane (just opposite the Hobgoblin pub).

I haven't tried Ethiopian food before so can't comment on authenticity. However, the people there were really helpful and sweet (we were the only people in there) and said that they're really accustomed to people who are trying this sort of food for the first time so they help you out a bit.

Anyway, we ended up getting one lamb dish which was mostly just lamb in a thin sort of broth, we also had a mild chicken thing which came in a tangy sauce with masses of onions and a boiled egg (traditional with all chicken dishes apparently). The best thing however were incredible lentils in a really dark, hot (but not burning hot) sauce. It was all served on injera - sort of sourdough, pancake/pikelet type things about the size of a big plate which you used to pick everything up (a slight challenge when it came to the boiled egg!) It was all really lovely - and perfect for a chilly, wet day. Prices were really reasonable too.

I hope that they were only so quiet because of the bizzare time of day - if you're in the area its definitely worth a visit.

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