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Inerja? Inraje? Inreja?

Went for Ethiopian food last week for the first time! Woo! That’s some interesting flavours I must say. The spongey ‘injera’ looks a bit like south indian ‘appam’ and tastes like ‘dosa’. How cool. Our first choice was Addis Ababa on Queen, which, to our dismay, was closed that day for renovations. Our second choice took us to Yonge and College on a quest to find The Ethiopian House Restaurant (finally finding it tucked away on Irwin St. just north of Wellesley), but it was worth it. The interior was cosy and the mango and guava juice luscious. Our veggie platter came lined with an injera ‘pancake’ and topped with seven veggie curries, salad, a small dish of spicy green sauce and a side of injera folded like a napkin. The use of fingers to eat is nothing new to me as indian food often requires the use of the hand as a utensil, but sharing a plate is not something I do everyday. It’s not unlike sharing a plate of nachos or a bowl of popcorn though; you have to wait your turn. It was a pleasant experience and we were fully stuffed by the time we got to the injera at the bottom of the dish. I would have liked to have tried their chicken, but they only serve that as a lunch special which means we’ll be going to Addis Ababa next time for their signature doro wat.

Ethiopian House in Toronto



3 thoughts on “Inerja? Inraje? Inreja?

  1. Hi Anna! Thanks, yes I’ve heard good things about Nazareth! It was between Nazareth and Dukem when we were looking for a place for my friend’s suprise b’day party. We ended up going with Dukem but I will definitely try Nazareth sometime!

    Posted by Foodhogger | November 25, 2008, 19:38
  2. If you like Ethiopian, there is this place on Bloor called Nazareth. The food is incredible! I’ ve been to all of the Ethiopian restaurants in the city, and this one is by far the best.

    Be ready to wait, as the woman who runs the place does it alone, but the food is well worth it. It is a small, tucked-away, amazing restaurant to definitely check-out if you liked Ethiopian House.

    You can find Nazareth at 969 Bloor Street West. Its closed on Tuesday, but any other day is open.


    Posted by Anna | November 23, 2008, 13:10


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