if (allInputs[i].type == "radio" || allInputs[i].type == "checkbox") { Kitfo is a popular Ethiopian dish consisting of raw beef that is freshly ground and combined with Ethiopian butter ( niter kibbeh) and spices such as chili and salt. addEvent(window, 'scroll', resize_tooltips); document.cookie = name + '=' + value + '; expires=' + now + ';path=/'; } submitted = true; To call “raw minced beef” “fascinating food” its a bit outrageous. But it is my life and I will live it my way. I have never had raw beef but I am curious to try this after your post. yummy, even thinking of it got me salivating 🙂. var getCookie = function(name) { (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); My kitfo arrived, and it was literally a small mountain of raw beef placed before me, cradled in a clay vessel. if (results != undefined) { var validate_field = function(elem, remove) { no_error = false; } The restaurant is actually pretty nice, tucked back in the quiet neighborhood and in a nice peaceful place to dine. But he is the best thing since “pulled injera bread”. var err = form_to_submit.querySelector('._form_error'); Ethiopian Kitfo (ክትፎ) – Best RAW BEEF Ethiopian Food! return no_error; } } true : no_error = false; window._load_script = function(url, callback) { Hello Biruk, great to hear from you. The spices and butter give the minced beef some extreme delicious flavor. Thanks Mike, leb leb is excellent too, and that kocho was unique and went well with the meat! if (element.addEventListener) { new_tooltip.tip = tooltip; return results != undefined ? for (var i = 0; i < elem.options.length; i++) { In a food processor put small amount of the meat at a time, spread some mitmita, grind until meat is finely chopped; using a fork, remove any residue of fat and seams; place the spicy ground meat in a dish; repeat the process until all required meat … window._form_serialize = window.serialize; Preparing beef to be consumed raw at “Yilma Restaurant [in Addis Ababa] where they serve Ethiopia’s equivalent of beef tartar. I’ve only tried Ethiopian food twice, but the second time I did try kitfo. elem.className = elem.className + ' _has_error'; err.appendChild(div); The spices and butter give the minced beef some extreme delicious flavor. In Ethiopia, Solomon says, eating raw meat tends to be a “male thing” that guys might do together. div.className = '_error-html'; tooltip.tip.className = tooltip.tip.className.replace(/ ? } } else { The name of the dish is translated as raw meat, and that's exactly what it consists of – raw meat that's typically cut off a cow carcass and served with mitmita (powdered hot spice blend), awaze (hot dipping sauce), and senafich (mustard sauce). Thank you, for your positive comments. The beef is grinded–chopped/finely ( in a meat grinder ) to perfection; seasonings ( Ethiopian homemade butter, Mitmita (very spicy pepper powder made of cayenne/dark orange chili peppers), cloves, cardamom, seed & salt) placed in an extremely “”H O T”” Skillet and turned over and over 1-2 times (which kills any and all bacteria that may appear in the beef), (this is called “”raw”” or … I thought it was fine, but I wasn’t sure why it’s served raw… in that, I don’t understand the rationale behind it. But that being said, they use only the freshest meat so that the beef is high quality and excellent to eat raw. if (elem.multiple) { if (validate_form()) { tooltips.splice(i, 1); selected = true; } I've also included some of my personal travel eating tips and answered some of your top questions... like "Mark, how do you make money to travel?". } else { } else { Open hours – lunch and dinner daily, Your email address will not be published. To be honest, I haven’t done much research about the history of the dish to know how it first began being eaten this way, but I do know that it’s very beloved in Ethiopia – it’s kind of a celebration, special time food. Along with injera you also get a bread called kocho (or qocho), a thick hearty flatbread made from ensete, similar to a banana. for (var i = 0, len = allInputs.length; i < len; i++) { if (needs_validate(elem)) { In Addis Ababa, the bustling metropolis of nearly 3.5 million, raw meat lovers flock to butcher shops that serve raw meat any time of day. r = true; Eating Habits Kids Should Get Used To - ልጆች ሊከተሏቸው የሚገቡ የምግብ ልማዶች, ክትፎ - Ethiopian Kitfo Recipe Raw minced Beef Steak Tartare - Amharic English Injera Mitmita, What Are the Benefits of Eating Lentils? }; Image of container, lunch, foil - 136666792 The beef is grinded–chopped/finely ( in a meat grinder ) to perfection; seasonings ( Ethiopian homemade butter, Mitmita (very spicy pepper powder made of cayenne/dark orange chili peppers), cloves, cardamom, seed & salt) placed in an extremely “”H O T”” Skillet and turned over and over 1-2 times (which kills any and all bacteria that may appear in the beef), (this is called “”raw”” or you can get it “”leb leb”” ( cooked a little more than usual ( the way I like it ) and served with Ayib (Ethiopian Cheese in the Ethiopian language ( Amharic ) ( similar to collage cheese ) with gomen ( collard greens highly seasoned ). if (typeof serialize !== 'undefined') window._old_serialize = window.serialize; Later, troops realized that they were giving away their positions when cooking food and from smokes of burning wood. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. tooltip = create_tooltip(elem, "Please select an option. I guess I have eaten to much over my life time as a Owner because now I am on a “”salt restricted diet”” from my doctor, and these foods are good, but have salt to taste. } Can’t wait to visit Sweden in the future to taste it! err.push("Checking %s is required".replace("%s", elems[i].value)); tooltips[i].tip.parentNode.removeChild(tooltips[i].tip); } Photo about Ethiopian food raw beef, green vegetables, and white cheese in kitchen in metallic container. Thank you for sharing about rabiff, that sounds incredible. }; It seems that raw meat in various forms exists in many countries, cultures. var now = new Date(); };

thank_you.innerHTML = message; }); inner.className = '_error-inner'; You disliked this video. Hi Tommy, great to hear from you, and thank you for your kind comments about my website. Thank you for sharing about the history of kitfo, that’s very interesting. There are two different methods of kitfo (ክትፎ), the "leb leb" version is slightly cooked, and the other version is served completely raw. arrow.className = '_error-arrow'; } + serialized + '&jsonp=true'); My first bite was so incredibly good that I actually had to close my eyes and give myself a personal moment of silence to fully appreciate the flavor (I’m serious, video coming soon). resize_tooltip(tooltip) : false; Good luck with the cooking, I’m craving some kitfo now too. Blessings to you. if (!elems[i].checked) { Very fine grounded beef (the most expensive variant in former days was a fillet of beef which was lightly frozen and then scraped with a knife to produce fine bits of meat, nowadays you most likely get “rÃ¥biff” sourced from ground (but still quality) beef). tooltip = create_tooltip(elem, "Please select an option. if (allInputs[i].value == fieldVal) { } no_error = false; var doc = document.documentElement, scrollPosition = rect.top - ((window.pageYOffset || doc.scrollTop) - (doc.clientTop || 0)); I am totally fixated and mesmerized by the Ethopian culture and language. Although kitfo is usually served on its own, it can also be accompanied by salty cheeses or collard greens. Both ways are equally effective. window._show_error = function(id, message, html) { "); You likely know about kitfo, the finely chopped beef mixed with spiced Ethiopian butter and served with awaze or a berbere spice blend or fresh crumbled cheese. if (!no_error) { if (elem.type == 'radio' || (elem.type == 'checkbox' && /any/.test(elem.className))) { Finely chopped or ground lean beef is marinated with plenty of fish sauce, garlic, lime juice, chillies and herbs, and can be topped with crispy onions or roasted crushed peanuts, served on a bed of lettuce. Thanks for the feedback! } I’m not sure if it would be so good with something like rice, but with the sour injera it really went well – at least for me. new_tooltip.no_arrow = true; } } Kitfo (ክትፎ) is a special food, it's not something that's eaten on a daily basis, it's eaten more during celebrations. Heat 3 tablespoons of niter kibbeh or butter in a heavy pot or Dutch oven. } else if (input.type == 'radio' || input.type == 'checkbox') { }; } I’m Ethiopian and believe me a lot of Ethiopians have had E.coli related illness, get treated for it and go back to eating it raw again as it’s so delicious and people are willing to take the risk repeatedly (a bit like cigarettes or drugs lol) For this reason, I’d recommend it Leb leb (slightly cooked). var tooltip = null, value = elem.value, no_error = true; you talk about an old story.The cow treated. var elems = form_to_submit.elements[elem.name]; I’ve had kitfo quite a few times at Ethiopian restaurants in the United States, and I always enjoy it, but this version at Yohannes Kitfo in Ethiopia was the best I’ve ever had by a long shot. What exactly is Kitfo (ክትፎ)? var head = document.querySelector('head'), script = document.createElement('script'), r = false; Raw, the dulet is impossibly creamy and assertively spiced with mitmita, that Ethiopian blend of dried red chilies with cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and cumin. You can eat raw meat in Ethiopia at large meat markets like the one in Doro Manekia. tooltip = create_tooltip(elem, err.join('
')); Enter your email and I’ll send you the best travel food content. allInputs[i].dataset.name = window.cfields[results[1]]; Berbere is the most flavorful, aromatic spice blend you've never tried. } } var input = allInputs[i]; var fieldVal = getUrlParam(allInputs[i].dataset.name); var results = new RegExp(regexStr).exec(allInputs[i].name); @Steph- it’s the most tender and the tastiest when served raw. var div = document.createElement('div'); I decided to go completely raw in an effort to taste the truest taste of the beef, but the leb leb version might be a little bit of a safer option when it comes to bacteria. I wonder if there are any health issues with eating raw meat? remove_tooltips(); var regexStr = '[\?&]' + name + '=([^&#]*)'; Minced raw beef is flavored with mitmita, a fiery spice blend that typically includes bird's-eye chiles, cumin seeds, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt. for (var i = 0, len = allInputs.length; i < len; i++) { I too, am a widow and never thought that I would love anyone again. The fat is often left on and eaten. } The dish is served with a variety of breads, with injera being a staple of every restaurant that serves kitfo. The kitfo went extremely well with the injera and also the kocho bread. no_error = false; return no_error; ©Peter Cassidy, courtesy of Interlink Books "); var create_tooltip = function(elem, text) { Honestly, the meat was so tender and so smooth that I really didn’t need to chew. script.charset = 'utf-8'; } else if (input.tagName == 'SELECT') { validate_field(el, true); I have asked the local doctors – they all love the taste but most of them will take “post exposure prophylaxis” with albendazole (cost only 2 ETB a dose) or praziquantel. Totally dispelling many myths about African men. (function() { I tried it, for the first time, at a restaurant in Johannesburg, SA. I welcomed the dishwashing at that time. or just eating it raw. thank_you.style.display = 'block'; The meat just sort of dissolved into my tongue, the spices and butter enlightening my taste buds. And that sounds wonderful too! } All in all, it wasn’t a bad dish and I’d try it again, but it wasn’t my favorite Ethiopian dish, either. My husband (Esayase) and his partner were the Owner’s, and myself and our daughter was mostly the dishwasher, but I was always happy to be in the kitchen with the aroma, lol. That being said, meat is loved in Ethiopia, and one of the most famous and most loved dishes is minced raw beef known as kitfo (ክትፎ). While some restaurants serve the full range of Ethiopian cuisine, others specialize in just a single or a few dishes. That first bite was absolutely sensational, I could hardly contain how good it actually was! } I love this man with all my heart. var resize_tooltip = function(tooltip) { Along with bits of the raw beef, it was like eating crackers and butter. It’s one of the most praised foods in Ethiopia, and it is stunning on the taste buds. }; if (!r && (!this.readyState || this.readyState == 'complete')) { e.preventDefault(); Here's another thing about Ethiopian food, there is plenty of vegetarian food available (http://migrationology.com/2013/11/ethiopian-vegetarian-vegan-food/), and many people who follow the Ethiopian Orthodox faith normally fast (this means not eating any animals products on Wednesdays and Fridays, and during lent). var match = document.cookie.match(new RegExp('(^|; )' + name + '=([^;]+)')); Kitfo has come up. elem.parentNode.appendChild(tooltip); elems[i].className = elems[i].className + ' _has_error'; A kitfo house, such as Yohannes Kitfo restaurant, serves kitfo exclusively. Let’s get started! var selected = true; } Life is too short to not be happy and that I am. What fascinating food! } Sliced beef or lamb, pan-fried in butter, garlic … } no_error = false; In my opinion, it’s not just the raw beef that makes it fascinating, it’s atmosphere, the presentation, side dishes and combination of ingredients, and how this dish is such a beloved dish to many Ethiopians. if (input.type == 'text') { I can also say that I’ve had it a few times in the US, and I liked it, but this was by far the best tasting one I’ve ever had! resize_tooltips(); Get my FREE street food guide: http://wp.me/Psd9b-4pl Follow my adventures on http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/blog/ Bangkok 101 Guide: http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/ Thai Food Guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Thank you so much for watching this food and travel video by Mark Wiens. Before going to Ethiopia, I had eaten kitfo (ክትፎ) on numerous occasions at restaurants, so it was a dish I knew I wanted to eat when I was in Addis Ababa. [a-z]{2,})$/i)) { Or is it that the blend of spices they use cure the meat some how? addEvent(input, 'input', function() { if (window.location.search.search("excludeform") !== -1) return false; window._old_serialize = null; It’s DELICIOUS! I’m trying to figure out the prominent spice in the accompanying green side. The word comes from the … - በምንመገብበት ወቅት ውሀ መጠጣት የጤና ችግር ያመጣል ወይ? tooltips[i].tip.parentNode.removeChild(tooltips[i].tip); (function(el) { Read the full article about Ethiopian kitfo (ክትፎ) right here: http://migrationology.com/2014/01/ethiopian-kitfo-yohannes-restaurant/ Filmed in October 2013, in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. if (!selected) { var elems = form_to_submit.elements[elem.name], found = false, err = []; I have really found a lot of inspiration for my upcoming travels from your blog, thanks! lol. var err = form_to_submit.querySelector('._form_error'), no_error = true; Bloody Lunch – Eating “Sok Lek (ซกเล็ก)” in Korat, Thailand, Irresistible Ethiopian Food at Grand Restaurant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Food: The Ultimate Guide for Food Lovers, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taenia_saginata. “RÃ¥biff” is served together with salt, black pepper, chopped beet root, finely chopped yellow and/or red onion, a raw egg yolk in the half of the egg shell (for presentation), some kind of mustard (often dijon mustard) and capers. ... That being said, meat is loved in Ethiopia, and one of the most famous and most loved dishes is minced raw beef known as kitfo (ክትፎ). I knew I loved Ethiopian food before I ever visited the country, but when I was there, I was amazed at just how incredible the food was everywhere I ate. } var elem = allInputs[i]; Shekla tibs: Sliced meat served in a clay dish. They adopted a method of drying meat (kuanta– a dried meat delicacy now…similar to beef Jerky?) var resize_tooltips = function() { } else if (elem.tagName == 'SELECT') { Kitfo is Ethiopian raw beef, intensely spiced. var allInputs = form_to_submit.querySelectorAll('input, select, textarea'), tooltips = [], submitted = false;

This was my first time ever to sample kocho. And, of course, raw beef. Although I am Eritrean it is close to ethiopea and my dad was born there. no_error = false; err.className = '_error-inner _form_error _no_arrow'; I first need to start off by saying that Ethiopians love to eat, and their food is incredibly delicious. It's minced raw beef that's mixed with a mitmita, a blend of Ethiopian spices, and then some Ethiopian butter known as nitter kibbeh is mixed into the meat. Then comes a generous anointing of spiced Ethiopian butter known as niter kibbeh. Just enter your name and email below and I promise to only send you delicious emails :). selected = false; Price – The massive dish of kitfo could have easily fed 2 – 3 people and it cost 117 ETB ($6.10) Ethiopian tere siga typically comes from grass-fed beef, Solomon says, which gives it … var form_to_submit = document.getElementById('_form_1_'); } While I was in Addis Ababa, one day I headed over to Yohannes Kitfo, one of the many well known kitfo restaurants in town. Ethiopians at home and abroad eat raw beef and goat meat. }; Although I am curious to try, the risk is tapeworm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taenia_saginata). I am well-versed with the Ethiopian Culture and people. Eating Kitfo (ክትፎ) in Ethiopia - Raw Beef, © 2021 PLANET ETHIOPIA.com. allInputs[i].checked = true; Add the garlic, … Ethiopian kitfo (ክትፎ) can either be ordered slightly cooked (leb leb) or completely raw. tooltip.className = '_error-inner _no_arrow'; It’s said that during war times, marching troops and espionage operations were compromised despite the rugged landscape within which they maneuvered. tooltip = create_tooltip(elem, "This field is required. e.preventDefault(); return new_tooltip; Cleveland Ohio has a Ethiopian restaurant named Empress Taytu, and the first time I tasted Kitfu, I fell in love with it. window.cfields = []; }; Raw beef is very popular in Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand, and one of the most popular ways to serve it in the country is in a dish called koi soi (raw beef salad). You can either grab spoonfuls of raw beef and place them into a piece of injera, or alternatively you can take pieces of injera or kocho and dig straight into the dish. Men and women there prefer to cut the raw beef from the bone. selected = false; decodeURIComponent(results[1]) : false; validate_field(input, true); tooltips = []; Berbere (pronounced something like "bayah-bayah") is an Ethiopian spice blend made with chile powders, fenugreek, paprika, ginger, coriander, and other … match[2] : null; if (elem.type != 'checkbox') elem.className = elem.className.replace(/ ?_has_error ?/g, ''); } }); The story I heard on how it became a norm to eat it raw is quite fascinating imo. wrapper.appendChild(err); if (elem.options[i].selected && !elem.options[i].value) { Your editor Thi N. can’t stop eating kitfo sandwiches at Merkato. var radios = form_to_submit.elements[el.name]; Hey Steph, thank you for sharing, and glad you’ve tried kitfo before and would try it again! script.type = 'text/javascript'; var regexStr = "field\\[(\\d+)\\]"; Yah, I’m not fully sure either, but I’m sure there are more risks! var results = new RegExp(regexStr, 'i').exec(window.location.href); var _removed = false; _load_script("//d3rxaij56vjege.cloudfront.net/form-serialize/0.3/serialize.min.js", function() { I have received many negative thoughts from some people. } elem.className = elem.className + ' _has_error'; if (tooltips[i].elem === elem) { Hey Jonathan, glad you love it too. Prepare yourself to drool over these 41 meals, each featuring mouthwatering photos, details, and where you can eat it. Sorry, only registred users can create playlists. addEvent(form_to_submit, 'submit', form_submit); Gored gored is a raw beef dish eaten in Ethiopia. })(input); Add the onions and cook, covered, over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. var wrapper = document.createElement('div'); elems[i].className = elems[i].className.replace(/ ?_has_error ?/g, ''); if (typeof window._form_callback !== 'undefined') window._form_callback(id); Image of uncooked, lunch, meat - 136666777 - የምስር ጥቅሞች ምንድን ናቸው? Kitfo consists of minced raw beef, marinated in mitmita (a chili powder-based spice blend) and niter kibbeh (a clarified butter infused with herbs and spices). Your email address will not be published. Greetings from Addis. One version was sticky, the other version was toasted and crispy. Is it a taste/textural issue, or is there a practical purpose behind it? Some also like to fry, brown, the rÃ¥biff a few seconds in a very hot pan, perhaps to get the tasty surface from the maillard reaction. I chose the completely raw version, wanting to experience the truest purest taste of the beef. }); I can cook, serve and eat ( lol ) the food at any time. return; Tibs. } return el.name == 'email' || el.getAttribute('required') !== null; var tooltip = document.createElement('div'), arrow = document.createElement('div'), inner = document.createElement('div'), new_tooltip = {}; if (old_error) old_error.parentNode.removeChild(old_error); (_above|_below) ?/g, '') + ' _below'; }; (Or perhaps all three at once.) remove ? }; I was thrilled and could barely contain my emotions of such a trophy of a dish. (Ethiopian Raw Meat, Coort) Tere siga is a traditional African dish originating from Ethiopia. elem.className = elem.className + ' _has_error'; } tooltip = create_tooltip(elem, "Enter a valid date. if (!found && elems[i] !== elem) return true; if (window._old_serialize) window.serialize = window._old_serialize; I’m pretty sure that I’d love the ‘kocho’. var addEvent = function(element, event, func) { } "); Now it can be a bold statement to say that a certain food is the most beloved dish of a country, but the only reason I say that is because just about every Ethiopian I know, friends in Kenya, USA, and from watching people in Ethiopia, I really think that it's one of the dishes that's most loved by Ethiopians. I ussualy ask my parents to make itor sometimes go to a Ethiopean resturant. remove_tooltip(elem) : false; I too am an African American woman dating an Ethopian man. } } for (var i = 0; i < radios.length; i++) { return match ? The meat was so well seasoned and it really just melted in my mouth. window._show_thank_you = function(id, message, trackcmp_url) { var setCookie = function(name, value) { Ethiopian raw beef dish if you’re low on iron Posted on January 18, 2015 by Doug Powell When Ethiopians need an iron health boost, they don’t turn to supplements – they eat kitfo, a traditional dish that consists of marinated minced raw beef and is usually eaten with a sourdough-risen flatbread called injera, says Bebeta Asfaw. if (elems[i].checked) no_error = true; for (var i = 0; i < tooltips.length; i++) { Photo about Ethiopian food raw beef, green vegetables, and white cheese in kitchen in metallic container. err.parentNode.removeChild(err) : false; Raw meat is considered a delicious delicacy by many in Ethiopia, despite doctors warning that eating uncooked meat can have serious health implications. }; now.setTime(expireTime); form.querySelector('._form-content').style.display = 'none'; We have been together almost a year. } })(); Sometimes it’s just served as a pile of raw minced meat, but it’s also served with a number of salty cheeses and a spoonful of spiced gomen, collard greens. var form_submit = function(e) { Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss my next tasty adventure. } else if (elem.type =='checkbox') { if (!value.match(/^[\+_a-z0-9-'&=]+(\.[\+_a-z0-9-']+)*@[a-z0-9-]+(\.[a-z0-9-]+)*(\. I think I’d have to go with the ‘leb leb’ and an open mind and take it from there. -, Ethiopia Food : "Kitfo" "ክትፎ" - Marcus Samuelsson's Style, (New Season 4) Dana - Part 1 - ዳና - አዲስ ተከታታይ ምዕራፍ 4 - ክፍል 1, Dana Season 4 - Part 2 (ዳና - አዲስ ተከታታይ ምዕራፍ 4 - ክፍል 2). } if (scrollPosition < 40) { It consists of raw (or rare) beef mince marinated in mitmita (Ge'ez: ሚጥሚጣ mīṭmīṭā a very spicy chili powder similar to the berbere) and niter kibbeh. Gored gored is very similar to kitfo, but uses cubed rather than ground beef. The meat was glistening from the light reflecting off the buttered raw meat. I do believe you that it tastes good as I trust your taste buds by now 🙂 I just can’t get my head around it to call it fascinating, in my eyes its just raw meat, maybe I have to try it first to understand why you all think its so fascinating. You can subscribe right here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology. } if (no_error && /date_field/.test(elem.className)) { I am an African American (who now resides in ATL, GA ), but is from Nashville, Tennessee who use to own the first Ethiopian Restaurant in “”Tennessee”” ( Nashville) from 1988-2003 until my Ethiopian husband died of stomach cancer. tooltips.push(new_tooltip); validate_field(this, true); Ethiopian Food - Beef & Cabbage Alicha Tibs Recipe - Amharic English - Injera Wot Berbere Kitfo. tooltip.className = '_error'; I decided to go to a restaurant known as Yohannes Kitfo - this is a kitfo house, in other words, you come to this restaurant to eat one dish only: kitfo. The aromatic doro wat, a saucy chicken stew, is traditionally eaten to break the fast but the most prized delicacy in Ethiopia is raw meat.

for (var i = 0; i < allInputs.length; i++) { I enjoy it leb leb (slightly cooked). found = true; elem.parentNode.insertBefore(tooltip, elem); beef, bell peppers, brown rice, shredded mexican cheese blend and 1 more Beef and Vegetable Pie KitchenAid whole wheat pastry flour, beef broth, turnips, sea salt, unsalted butter and 17 more The dish as such was not meant to be put in front of you alone, it is a sharing plate. }; button.parentNode.insertBefore(wrapper, button); element['on' + event] = function() { Ethiopian meat-based mixed platters usually combine several stews like key wat (beef stew), tibs (lamb, beef or goat cubes cooked with nitter kibeh and herbs like rosemary), and kitfo (raw ground beef). var expireTime = time + 1000 * 60 * 60 * 24 * 365; var needs_validate = function(el) {

var getUrlParam = function(name) { } if (no_error && elem.name == 'email') { Hey Dan, it’s alright to disagree, but I’d appreciate it if you explained yourself. "); } However there are some health implication of eating it raw (even once) as you may get E.coli etc. tooltip.appendChild(arrow); element.addEventListener(event, func); validate_field(elem) ? I was so excited to dig in for my first bite as soon as it arrived, it was a huge pile of meat! The meat is served with injera, the staple, and also some extra pieces of hard bread known as kocho - this was my first ever time to sample this bread made from ensete (similar to a banana) flour. In Addis Ababa, try it at Yohannes Kitfo restaurant. Required fields are marked *. // Site tracking URL to use after inline form submission. 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