Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Abyssinian

I am so, so behind & have lots of posts to write for places I have eaten out at & some new cookbooks that I have so stay tuned!

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago a group of us went to The Abyssinian for my friend's birthday.  I have never eaten Ethiopian food before, but have been keen to go here for ages so was pretty happy when told we were going there.

The staff were wonderful & suggested we all get the combination plates to share so we did as we were told.  The others got meaty plates & being the only vegos there Greg & I got a vegetarian plate.  It is a massive big round plate covered in delicious injera covered in little bits of all the different vego dishes.  It was so, so good.  The food was super tasty & fun because you get to eat with your hands & who doesn't love that??  The highlight was without a doubt the shiro which is chickpeas ground to gravy tasting deliciousnes.  A big bowl of this might be a bit too much but just having a little bit was very yum.  I think our meal was $35 & well worth it, they are also BYO which is my favourite thing ever.  I am definitely looking forward to returning soon.

The Abyssinian
277 Racecourse Road
03 9376 3031


  1. nice to hear that you are eating well and getting out and about in the evenings - looks like a great meal

  2. The chickpea gravy is my fav too and I agree with you about eating with your hands.

  3. I LOVE this kind of food but haven't made it to The Abyssinian in particular yet. Hopefully another rave review from a fellow veg*n might spur us on. :-)

  4. Cindy - You should definitely go, it is delicious.
    K - The chickpea gravy is awesome.
    Johanna - We are lucky that Holly is the only baby in my family so everyone wants to babysit which is very handy for getting out!