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Doro Wat for Days: A Guide to the Best Ethiopian Restaurants in Dallas

For hungry people in a hurry, East African cuisine typically isn’t the right decision — same goes for anyone planning to spend a meal on an iPhone. Ethiopian food is served communally, similar to the way all orders are typically combined at a sushi restaurant. But instead of using chopsticks, Ethiopian food is eaten with your hands.

The food is served on a thin, spongy bread called injera. Diners tear squares off additional rolls of injera to use as an edible utensil of sorts. At Ethiopian restaurants, coffee is strong and espresso is usually more like what most people would consider Turkish coffee. Dessert is rare, but black tea typically comes with a luxurious blend of spices like cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Many cities only have one or two places to get Ethiopian food, if any. But the Dallas-Fort Worth area is lucky to have several solid options.


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