Monday, 26 October 2015

Aaboll Cafe- Ethiopian Eatery, Merrylands

It's not often you get to try authentic Ethiopian food in Sydney.
I'm slowly starting to discover this cuisine thanks to a fellow food blogger for sharing this restaurant. 

We ventured out to Merrylands one Sunday afternoon and I suddenly find myself missing the diversity of this place, mostly certainly the food and the aroma of the spices as you walk past some Middle Eastern shops.
There has been a huge change in Merrylands in the past few years. More assortment of restaurants have been added and among them is Aaboll Ethiopian Eatery which only opened last year.  
This was my first time trying Ethiopian food and I was excited to be eating them with my hands.
 The food is spicy but not hot, as the owner explained to us. Dishes are very well seasoned and the flavours are enhanced through the use of herbs and spices.  

Colourful wicker baskets used for storing food or display. 

Drink your Ethiopian coffee from a sini.
Jebeta and Incense burner 

Their Spicy Tea tasted very much like Chai Tea.

A combination of meat dishes, alicha, 2 vegetable side dishes and served alongside injera.
"Doro Wot" is chicken simmered in herb infused butter, 

chilli, onion and a tasty combination of seasoning and  paprika. It is traditionally served with egg.  
"Lamb Tibs" is pan fried lamb strips with onion, 
tomatoes and herbs topped with chopped fresh green pepper and served with salad.
"Kye Sega Wot" is tender beef cubes simmered in herb infused butter, 
chilli and seasoned with spices and paprika.

Injera is the staple food of Ethiopia. Traditionally made out of teff flour, 
it is a sourdough-risen flatbread with a unique soft, spongy texture.

Ethiopian food is eaten with the hands. You tear off a piece of injera and use it to grab some food 
and put it directly in your mouth. Easy peasy and so delicious.

Beautiful work by Ethiopian artist Adis Gebru.

Aaboll Cafe- Ethiopian Eatery
140 Merrylands Rd, Merrylands NSW 2160, Australia
Aaboll Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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