Dining out

16. July 2013 by Ludger

It got late today in the office, at least too late to call a taxi. Well, I could have called one and stuck in traffic forever. Instead I decided for a walk to an Ethiopian restaurant rather close by. W.r.t. the behaviour in traffic I already had to revoke my initial statement about the discipline of the Kenyans, my 2-3 kilometer walk thru a neigbourhood outside the CBD did educate me different on the cleanness of Nairobi as well.

But that is not as important as my dining experience I want to share. I do love Ethiopian food, so it was a kind of natural that I looked for an Ethiopian place off the beaten track. I found Smart Village a kind of hidden restaurant with a great atmosphere.


If I had researched the internet more diligently I would have known that I actually was entering an Eritrean restaurant not an Ethiopian – and while most of the world’s population wouldn’t know the difference I am not sure whether there is any difference w.r.t. cuisine. The food was good, but not outstanding, but the injera surely one of the best I ever had.

IMG_0428-webIMG_0425-webThe whole experience was made perfect with an Ethiopian buna (coffee) ceremony where the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans nicely mixed with the smell of incense burned on charcoal in front of the coffee table.

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