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Habesha Market in DC - Report

Steve | Jan 2, 201605:13 PM

This 'former' market on 9th St looks like it has expanded and is now pretty much operating as simply a restaurant. I remember it being more a market last time I was here. Despite the many people pouring in here at about 3:30pm, there was still a place to sit down.

The kitfo is very rich, spiked nicely with cardamom, and is the best I've had. A very big portion, too. The 6 vegetable platter had some very earthy and delicious lentils and split peas. Altogether, we had enough food for four.

This is probably the most popular place I've seen with the Ethiopian community, and I completely understand why. Counter service makes it even more convenient. Another table had a big platter of four meats that looked excellent. I felt like pulling up a chair.

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