I worked with an Ethiopian woman who said other than her kitchen, the best and most authentic Ethiopian food was at Taste of Ethiopia in Pflugerville. Sadly, I live in San Antonio which means that under the best of circumstances we'd be driving an hour and a half. That said, I was so excited to realize that I was going to a concert at the new Cedar Park Center - a 15 minute drive from the restaurant.
We had our two vegan neighbors and my meat-loving husband. The neighbors weren't especially familiar with Ethiopian but my husband and I lived in DC and miss the food a lot. We ordered the vegetarian combo and it was phenomenal: eggplant in a spicy sauce, yellow split peas, a cabbage/potato in tumeric mixture, green beans, lentils, a small salad and the best collard greens I've ever eaten in my life. We were in veggie heaven.
The owner is fabulous. When my husband asked her about the meat dishes, she brought him a small sample. Wow- it was so flavorful- it's the Ethiopian spice that tastes like cardamum and cinnamon and something else. Delish.
One neighbor had the spiced tea and she said it was very good- it was a chilly night. I had a glass of wine which was fine and the men stuck with beer.
We ate in the patio area- it's big enough that it looks like it could hold a number of people. The inside of the restaurant is rather small. They do take-out as the gentleman in front of us when we arrived was leaving with a number of bags in his hand (and a big grin!)
All in all, it was a fabulous meal. We told the owner to PLEASE come to San Antonio and set up shop. I hope she does because in the meantime, I'm going to have to find reasons to get to the north side of Austin.
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