Today, Playplanet launched a new experience called the Ethiopian Food Teaser! Helina, our local Ethiopian host, introduced her beloved country through their local food and their special coffee ceremony. She took us to Sinbad’s Kitchen in Itaewon, where they have authentic Ethiopian food. All of us were curious, excited, and hungry! 🙂
The first dish served was called beyaynatu, and is one of the popular Ethiopian dishes. It is composed of different types of vegetables and beans, eaten with their special fermented bread. (We had to wash our hands first, because Ethiopian food is normally eaten by hand.)
This one is called tibse. It’s beef cooked with special sauce and vegetables. You can add chili powder to it for more spice. Helina told us that Ethiopians don’t eat pork, because of their Orthodox Christian beliefs.
After enjoying the meal, we experienced a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony! Helina’s friend prepared the coffee right in front of us, from roasting the coffee beans to serving it in nice Ethiopian cups. Did you know that Ethiopians do this ceremony three times a day after every meal? This ceremony also symbolizes friendship and respect to visitors and friends.
All in all, it was a fun and unique experience for all of us. Even though we didn’t actually travel to Ethiopia, it felt like we were really there because of the food, the ambience, and of course, our warm local host, Helina. 🙂
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