Best ETHIOPIAN Food in New York? NYC’s FIRST Ethiopian Food Truck and MORE

Best ETHIOPIAN Food in New York? NYC’s FIRST Ethiopian Food Truck and MORE


I would like to think that this is
vegetable. Yep! We will taste a little bit of East
Africa, specifically Ethiopian food We’re actually gonna check out a street
food truck and a restaurant, it’s gonna be the best of both worlds here While waiting, we got sambusa Sambusa are similar to samosa you
know many cultures have it, but it’s the Ethiopian version. So many spices in this lentil sambusa. Wow! Get a little awaze sauce. It’s already
got so much flavor on its own, but we love the awaze sauce so we’re gonna take
a dip into that Wow this the awaze really takes it to
the next level, but even on its own it’s so good. A lot of spice in here. Now we got a beef sambusa. Let’s give this one a go Full of flavor right here. Not too thick
not too flaky even it’s just really well flavored. It’s nice to go with your meal.
We’re waiting on our meal, can’t wait to get it. We’re gonna eat it with our hands too.
We’re gonna keep it very traditional. You know we’re on the street. Street food
truck. They gave us forks, but we also got the little wet wipes Alright so one of our favorite food
trucks here. Look at this meal. You have a combo here we have – we definitely got the base of injera, the traditional Ethiopian bread that’s made. It’s kind of a
sourdough spongy bread. So we got chicken tibs, we got miser, it’s a red lentil
stew and we have gomen. It is a collard green stew. It’s so good
ready just to dig in. Oh god the injera is so moist Unroll a piece of this injera, a piece of
chicken tibs. It’s also drizzled in the awaze sauce. Let’s take a bite It is super juicy, tender, flavorful and
you get that nice sourdough tang from the injera. Oh man then that awaze sauce
comes in gives a little smoky spicy flavor. It is delicious
Now let’s give the miser a try. Oh yeah There’s a whole layer at the bottom too. Here is the miser right here. Let’s take a bite Wow you could really taste that berbere
spice in there definitely taste some cardamom really nice. You can see the
whole chunks of lentils very flavorful This is the great thing about this truck
too is you can get if you’re a vegetarian you can get an entire vegetarian plate
too. But we love our meats so we got the meats. Now the gomen Pleasant bitterness of the collard
greens, but still has a nice tangy flavor in there as well. Then you wrap it up in
that injera you get that nice sour dough flavor too. Man
this is an awesome plate. Very lucky to have them here in the city. We have Eden here from Makina Cafe The only Eritrean and Ethiopian food truck
in New York City. Yes and some of my favorite people over here. You guys have
been a fan since day one Thank you. This is super special. This
is not just a regular customer, right? This is past that. And we’re excited for your new venture. We’re gonna have two trucks starting next week so I’m excited about that. We’re here in Harlem at our favorite Ethiopian restaurant, Abyssinia. We got this whole plate. You say this is a plate but So this is something we love about Ethiopian food is you got a beautiful presentation. As you notice,
there’s no utensils on this table. The utensils are right here – our hands. So we got a nice combo here. We got a mix of veggies and meats. So we have the doro wat, its a spicy chicken stew, we’ve got a nice chicken leg here it’s stewed in a
berbere spice, which is what we mentioned before an essential spice in Ethiopian
cooking it’s a really good flavor so it looks like some onion in here, a whole boiled egg. We have a lamb stew here, we got beef stew, both more mild and have turmeric then we also have a spicy beef stew here and then we have the collard
greens we have spicy red lentils you got
split pea yellow looks like there’s some turmeric and we also have a mix of cabbage potato and carrots. And then we also got something special outside of the combo which is
kitfo. Kitfo is really one of the unique dishes. If you love tartare. It’s
raw beef with chili and butter. We have all this lovely innjera. It’s made
with the teff grain, so that’s what makes it really special. That lovely
tangy flatbread. Let’s dig in can’t even talk about it any more. Let’s eat. Scoop all that Think the first dish we gotta dig into here and talk about is the kitfo. Kitfo
here is that raw beef, let’s scoop some with the injera. Let’s take a bite Wow. The first thing you taste there is
that butter then that little chilli comes in afterward you taste a little cardamom
in there from the spice. Oh it’s good. It’s very dynamic so you get the spicy, the buttery
and the texture is very smooth because the lean beef. Really tasty. Definitely you
should try it. It’s one of the most unique dishes you will try here. Let’s dig in to try
the lamb The lamb is very tender it’s
marinated in some turmeric so you get a little of that flavor. It’s very juicy. And what’s nice is that when you scoop it up with that injera, you get that wonderful sourdough flavor
to complement it. It’s so good We got the doro wat, love how they give you the whole chicken leg. We always love
the dark meat. Let’s take a look at that It’s drenched in this sauce. This
berbere sauce Oh that’s excellent. A beautiful thing you have that layer of injera on the bottom on top of the plate here, so it’s soaking up
all those sauces. That’s the good stuff right there.
So it’s spongy, so it’s absorbing every little bit of it. Oh it’s killer you taste
all that berbere spice There’s chopped up onions in here too.
Just so many flavors in this cuisine. We love it!