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mongo_jones

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In Topic: ethiopian restaurants in minnesota

Yesterday, 01:50 AM

if you drink too much beer you might find that you have very low inerja.


In Topic: ethiopian restaurants in minnesota

22 September 2017 - 03:38 AM

well, it's not that simple, as a large number of the ethiopians are oromos, who would probably rather not identify as ethiopians, and are also not very happy, seemingly, about constantly being taken for somalis. there are also a fair number of eritreans. so much bad history back "home" and here they are together.

 

the ethiopian food is better than the somali food here. probably because the ethiopians are doing better economically than the somalis.


In Topic: ethiopian restaurants in minnesota

22 September 2017 - 12:02 AM

of course it might be wrong. but considering there are ethiopian restaurants that charge a premium for teff injera, i suspect your average ethiopian restaurant's default injera is not made exclusively from teff.


In Topic: ethiopian restaurants in minnesota

21 September 2017 - 07:13 PM

i have no idea.


In Topic: ethiopian restaurants in minnesota

21 September 2017 - 06:48 PM

 

when you think of african immigrants in minnesota you probably think of somalis; but there's a sizable ethiopian population too (relatively speaking) and quite a few ethiopian restaurants. of these, fasika in st. paul is probably the most established. here is a writeup of some recent meals there.

 

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MJ, can you point us to a description and recipe for this crepe-like thing?

 

 

it's injera--the classic ethiopian "flatbread". sour in taste and spongy in texture: sort of like a cross between a south indian dosa (for the fermented batter taste) and appam (for texture). classically made with teff but in the u.s more likely to have wheat in the batter, i'd guess.