We had a pleasant late lunch after an afternoon at the Franklin Institute. Almaz looks small when you walk in, but there are additional tables and seating on the second level. They usually serve their dishes to an ‘american’ level of hot, but they are happy to adjust to your preferences. Having travelled in Ethiopia many years ago, we opted for a medium level.
My wife and I had the Doro Wat and Zilzil Tibs. The chicken was very tender and just fell off the bone. The beef is the Zilzil was a mixed bag, some pieces very tender while others were a little chewy. Overall, we both enjoyed our meal. Since it was just the two of us, they brought our meals out on one large serving dish, lined with ingira, and extra ingira on the side. Our meal also came with a helping of pickled vegetables, a lentil mix, and additional hot, spicy sauce.
Ethiopian dining — giving new meaning to the term ‘finger’ food! If you’ve never enjoyed eating Ethiopian food, YouTube has several videos “How to Eat With Injera”. Try it!
This is a BYOB establishment, so if you are hoping to drink some tej with your meal, you’ll need to bring your own!