June 13, 2011

Eating at Lalibela Ethiopian Cuisine

You may recall a blog I posted last month about eating at Little Kabab Station in Mount Kisco, New York.  I explained how important it is to be adventurous within your community, in order to find little gems.  Today, I’d like to introduce you to another eatery in Mount Kisco that I have grown quite fond of.  It’s called Lalibela Ethiopian Cuisine, located at 37 South Moger Avenue, named after a holy city in Ethiopia.  Bold and savory Ethiopian cuisine is one of the most popular of African foods around the world.  Dishes are often slowly braised with berbere or with mimita, two unique powder mixes of various chili peppers and other spices.  Those exotic flavors are melded into each menu offering.  Traditionally, Ethiopian-style dining is a communal affair and the food is meant to be eaten without utensils.  Instead, all dishes are arranged over a large flat bread called injera, made from a grain called teff.  You and your tablemates tear off pieces of injera and use them to pinch up the food.  Obviously, clean hands are a must!