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mindmetoo



Joined: 02 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:53 pm    Post subject: Ethiopian food? Reply with quote

One day I plan to take a reccie to the Ethiopian embassy to see if there might be at least one Ethiopian restaurant in Seoul. There's a rule of thumb among urban planners that a city can't rightly be called a city until it can support at least one Ethiopian restaurant. All bets are off in Asia, of course. But I did find an Ethiopian restaurant once in Osaka.

So, like, anyone ever find one in Seoul or even points beyond?
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just because



Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Location: Changwon - 4964

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested, what is Ethopian food like and what are the dishes made from????
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uberscheisse



Joined: 02 Dec 2003
Location: japan is better than korea.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahhh... i remember the good ol' days when ethiopia didn't HAVE food...

but seriously

ethiopian food is awesome. easiest way to describe it is a mix between moroccan and indian food, lots of bean dishes etc. and it's all served on this vinegary-tasting unleavened bread. you eat it with your fingers, picking up the food with the bread.

i love it. if anyone finds an ethiopian restaurant post it.
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mindmetoo



Joined: 02 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uberscheisse wrote:
ahhh... i remember the good ol' days when ethiopia didn't HAVE food...

but seriously

ethiopian food is awesome. easiest way to describe it is a mix between moroccan and indian food, lots of bean dishes etc. and it's all served on this vinegary-tasting unleavened bread. you eat it with your fingers, picking up the food with the bread.

i love it. if anyone finds an ethiopian restaurant post it.


To people who have never had it, it sounds like a sick joke. "So like Ethiopian food is a plate of sand?" "Do they serve up dishes like the Bobby Sands Blue Plate special?" (A tub of over ripe kimchi for anyone that gets the reference in that last joke.)

And when you first lay eyes on Ethiopian food it still seems like a sick joke. It's basically piles of vile looking green, brown, and yellow goop. You get no spoons. Or even dishes. Everything is scooped up by a pancake like flat bread. But once you pop the goop into your mouth, it's just the most wonderful semi spicy flavors. Heaven. Just heaven.
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ohahakehte



Joined: 24 Aug 2003
Location: The State of Denial

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ethiopian food is on the same level as Korean for me as my favourite cuisines. wonderful food, and usually very affordable.

theres an amazing ethiopian joint in Toronto called Ethiopia house on Irwin just south of Bloor off Yonge. they have daily lunch specials for like $6 and its always more food than i can finish. so fresh and delicious and plentiful.

if anyone can find an ethiopian place in Korea, post the info ASAP!
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Tiger Beer



Joined: 07 Feb 2003
Location: Hong Kong

PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2004 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don´t think it exists in Korea..

But to get people´s taste buds watering.. I was just at my co-students apartment the other day (he´s Ethiopian), and he made Ethiopian food for the lot of us.

Yum.
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mindmetoo



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ohahakehte wrote:
ethiopian food is on the same level as Korean for me as my favourite cuisines. wonderful food, and usually very affordable.

theres an amazing ethiopian joint in Toronto called Ethiopia house on Irwin just south of Bloor off Yonge. they have daily lunch specials for like $6 and its always more food than i can finish. so fresh and delicious and plentiful.

if anyone can find an ethiopian place in Korea, post the info ASAP!


Toronto was good. Queen of Sheba was a standard. Between Dufferin and Christie you found some decent places. The best Ethiopian food I had, however, was in Detroit at a place called The Blue Nile.

Ethiopia House wasn't bad. I felt there were some dives along the Bloor strip that rustled up some better wat. I did take neophytes to Ethiopia House, however. The food can be so visually challenging that you need a nice, clean, well-appointed restaurant to get people over the conceptual cliff that piles of brown and green goop can taste good.

Seattle pretty much bit for good Ethiopian food. There were a few places but I never found anything good, or anything to match Toronto/Detroit. And I totally ruined a Seattle friend's first time experience. The place we went to was a bit dive-ish and the food wasn't very fresh. We all left with stomach aches. She'll never try Ethiopian ever again despite my assurances that the place was totally atypical.
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skindleshanks



Joined: 10 May 2004

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ethiopia recently banned teff exports--anywhere we can get American teff flour in Korea? Injera wouldn't be the same without it!
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joeyjoejoe



Joined: 24 Sep 2006

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mindmetoo wrote:
"Do they serve up dishes like the Bobby Sands Blue Plate special?" (A tub of over ripe kimchi for anyone that gets the reference in that last joke.)


bobby sands was the IRA guy who starved to death in that belfast gaol back in '81.

i'll pass on the kimchi though
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i_teach_esl



Joined: 07 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no one has yet found any ethiopian food restaurants in seoul or korea in general? it will be among the top3 of things i miss when i leave daygo (i start my first teaching job in feb).
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alphakennyone



Joined: 01 Aug 2005
Location: city heights

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daygo as in San Diego? I'm starting to think there's more fellow San Diegans around here than imaginable. I've met more folks from SD than any other American city here...

Anyway, I was at Reggae pub the other day and they had a menu advertising a few Ethiopian dishes...hahaha.
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i_teach_esl



Joined: 07 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, san diego. was this a pub in korea? did they have tibbs????
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thebum



Joined: 09 Jan 2005
Location: North Korea

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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DanielP



Joined: 25 Nov 2006

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool cool.

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End Of Level Boss



Joined: 15 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This post has me salivating, but what a disappointment. I leave for Busan on Thursday, on Wednesday you’ll find me in Kings Cross scooping in as many Wots and Tibbs as possible, it’s all about the Tibbs. I’ll be sure to mention to the management a possible business opportunity in Korea. Where are the Ethiopians in Korea? There’ll be at least seven patrons, right?
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