Ethiopia lives in the heart of Baltimore
If you crave SPICE and have a taste for authentic, home-made Ethiopian cuisine, you’ve come to the right place. Fūl Cafe serves up family recipes from parts of the world such as Eritrea (a small African country sitting on the beautiful coastline of the Red Sea), bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south and southwest, and Djibouti in the southeast. It’s name Eritrea is based on the Greek name for the Red Sea (Ἐρυθρὰ Θάλασσα Erythra Thalassa). The Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisines (especially in the northern half) are the same with a subtle difference in the foods, given the shared history of the two countries.
Fūl Cafe brings the best of these two countries together with a dish called “TIBS”. This traditional meal is served with either beef or chicken, smothered in a hybrid Ethiopian stir fry/stew that gets its kick from Berbere Sauce. A mix of Ethiopian chili powder fragrant with cardamom, fenugreek, clove, Ethiopian butter, raw yellow onion, fresh ginger, garlic, salt and pepper. If you prefer spicy as hell, you got it, though you can request medium to mild for the squeemish foodie lightweights out there. Homemade Injera bread accompanies the TIBS, an East African sourdough-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture traditionally made out of teff flour. Served with fresh Mediterranean salad, tossed in a homemade, zesty dressing and sprinkled with Moroccan ( feta type ) cheese. TIBS is made for two people, so bring a friend and enjoy!
BTW – Ethiopians eat exclusively with their right hands, using pieces of injera to pick up bites of entrées and side dishes. So act like ya know!
Menu Design & Food Photography by: LGK Creative Group
Fūl Cafe – 520 Park Ave. Baltimore 21201 – Mt. Vernon Marketplace