|Had to get the Dora Watt!|
Anyway, my taste buds apparently yearned for the "world foodie tour," so downtown Portland was the answer.
I got Ethiopia's national dish: the Dora Watt ($6): chicken stewed in a "berebere" sauce. Berebere is a blend of spices that get added to the sauce, along with butter, onion, and chicken. Emame's makes their own berebere from scratch, and may include chiles, garlic, ginger, korarima (a type of cardamom), fenugreek, and pepper. You'll get a hard-boiled egg with this meal, and your option for some cheese (which I happily accepted). I got a side of gomen, basically a cabbage salad.
Oh, and don't forget about the injera, a spongy flatbread that also becomes your utensils. Emame's supplies forks and spoons, but I wanted to go traditional and get my hands dirty.
|Dora Watt (Emame's Ethiopian Cuisine)|
If you're feeling adventurous, Emame's is a good place to start! 6.5/10