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Re: “Ashee Ethiopian Cuisine

This is now called Awaz and it's a charming little spot. I have spent about a month in Ethiopia and Eritrea and lived off their food 24/7 while in those countries. My second date with my now long term girlfriend was at an Ethiopian restaurant. I think for a white guy, I can speak pretty well to quality and this place is by far the best option we have in the Triangle, and really, one of the better ones in North America (DC is the Mecca for this cuisine, but Seattle holds its' own, too!).

I'm from Montreal and grew up eating steak tartars, so naturally I'm a big lover of kitfo, which is like Ethiopian steak tartare. You need to really trust a restaurant to eat food like that, which was NO problem for me. All the injera you need (teff grain based bread), some good sides like shiro, a lentil dish which is as comforting to me as homemade food from mom. Yes, I know my mother is not Ethiopian, it's just DAMN good.

There's a good menu, decent enough selection of wines/beers/typical cocktails. Don't go here thinking you'll have a renaissance with booze, but you will have a great meal.

Posted by ZGF on 05/13/2017 at 6:27 PM

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