At their second meeting, the $20-dine out mini club dined at the Red Sea Cafe. Here’s Aaron’s summary of the evening:
A few weeks after our last meeting our group re-grouped for Ethiopian food at Red Sea Cafe, located on East Broadway at Fraser. Nobody in the regular group had tried Ethiopian before and did not know what to expect, or order. Fortunately we picked up a couple guest members from Kenny familiar with the restaurant who had many useful recommendations. We all decided on a 1 meat, 1 vegetable combo option that allows you to try 2 options for barely more than a single serving. With Josh’s advice we all selected various dishes including okra, kale, lamb and beef.
Most dishes in Ethiopian cuisine are thick stews, wonderfully spiced and brightly coloured. All dishes are eaten by tearing off a piece of injera (a sourdough crepe-like flatbread) and pinching a mouthful of your dish. It’s messy, but fun.
We all decided that Nick had the best dish: a bright red, tender, and spicy beef stew. It’s number 12 on the menu and if you go, seriously, try it. Before leaving, we decided on our next meeting: somewhere we can get some alligator nuggets.