Nile Ethiopian – International Drive – Orlando FL
Ethiopia is one of the oldest countries in the world with its civilization dating back to around 10,000 BC and yet most of us do not know much about this ancient land or its cultures. Luckily for us here in Orlando, we don’t have to travel internationally to Ethiopia to have a taste of Ethiopian culture, all we have to do is travel to a small strip mall off of International Drive to find Nile Ethiopian restaurant.
A distinct feature of Ethiopian cuisine is the injera, the staple carb in the Ethiopian diet, a sour, slightly spongy type flat bread that is used as a base for which all the other dishes complement. You take the injera and use your hands (traditionally there are no utensils here, unless you ask) to take the meats in like a dip/wrap. Dishes that are referred to as “Wot” means the dish is stewed while “Tibs” is sauteed.
Traditional seating inside Nile
Samosas with ground meat, a hint of India in Ethiopia
Delicious spare ribs
Check out Andrew Zimmern’s visit to Ethiopia on Bizarre Foods lol