Black Friday Dinner
After shopping for a ridiculous amount of hours, my friends and I were finally able to eat. We went to Bunna Cafe for Ethiopian Vegetarian fare.
To be honest, the neighborhood threw me off. Very few street lights, a lot of trucks. If you’ve read my other posts, I usually choose more populated and comfortable familiar areas to eat but I’m going to try to go to other neighborhoods to try food because it would be stupid not to ‘cause I was afraid of getting to the location. And Google maps has the location listed on the other side of the street instead of the actual area of the cafe. Anyway, the decor was rustic and had high school style chairs (which I looked at several times to make sure I was identifying them correctly).
We ordered a full platter for four off their holiday menu: Kosta, Duba Wot, Shiro, Yatakilt Alicha, Enguday Tibs, Fasolia, Keysir Selata, Yesuf Fitfit, Butecha Selata; and Shai (spiced black tea). Everyone loved the mushrooms and were nicely surprised by the sweet pumpkin. We didn’t approach the beets after the first try and I didn’t particularly like certain parts. It was a very mixed reaction just feeling the flavors and textures.
This was the first time I’ve eaten with my hands which was different. We had to use the bread to wrap and pick up the entrees. The bread was consistently sour which sometimes disappeared with certain combinations, and with others, the sour sensation was so enhanced I had to gulp down water to swallow it down. I wished they had a guide to what to combine together.
I had one friend who was a firm “no” to eating this again but after the meal I felt awesome full, not just full but the kind of full that’s satisfying and lingers but doesn’t make you feel like you want to hurl in the bathroom. I don’t know if it’s because of no meat or because of the actual content but I won’t say no if someone suggests to eat it again.