Monday, August 20, 2007
Eating Out: Fekerte's Ethiopian Cuisine
74/2 Cape Street, Dickson
Ph: (02) 6262 5799
As I mentioned in my Canberra post, I stumbled across FEC while on my way elsewhere, and had to come back for a taste.
The service there was provided by a lovely lady and an... interesting man (Fekerte?). But both very friendly and polite.
I simply couldn't go past the cauliflower fritters: (quoting from menu) three pieces of "finely cut cauliflower and fresh herbs mixed with chickpea flour and egg deep-fried and served with a yoghurt sauce". Oooooh yeah. Delicate spices waking up my mouth, great tangy yoghurt. This is an entree worthy of my All-Time Top Ten.
Following on from the fritters I decided on coconut chicken: (quoting again from the menu) "diced chicken pieces and cauliflower cooked in a lightly spiced tomato and coconut sauce, served with enjera and rice". Mm, yum. Not much spice to it, especially following the fritters, but VERY nice. A decent-sized serve too... I had to leave some behind. And the enjera - beautiful, sharp and tangy on the tastebuds, and brilliant when it came to sopping up the sauce (and cleaning up my plate).
A little on the pricey side - my meal (exactly as above) plus a glass of lemon squash topped $30. But the food was excellent, there was plenty of it, so my tummy ranks it as GOOD!