Brandy and I met some friends at Ashenda’s Ethiopian Restaurant in Bloomington last night. We were on a mission to try some new things. The food, as always, was amazing – very spicy and full of interesting flavors.

What I’d like to focus on is the appetizer we had called Siga Sambusa (or Meat Sambusa). We had previously tried Kik Sambusa, which is a vegetarian version made with lentils instead of beef, but that’s beside the point. The Siga Sambusa was fantastic. Imagine a flakier, pastry-like version of an egg roll stuffed with ground beef that’s simmered for who knows how long in a vat of many delicious spices. It was served with a sweet mango sauce that really enhanced the flavor. As with most Ethiopian food, the spiciness was just right - not too overbearing. Brandy and I quickly agreed that it was the best Ethiopian dish we’ve had so far and possibly the best appetizer we’ve ever had. We can’t wait to have it again.

1/5/2011 02:20:03 am

The sambusa is our FAVORITE appetizer!!! It's one of the things we look forward to the most when we go to our Ethiopian restaurant.

Angi & Tim
1/5/2011 10:32:58 am

It was YUMMY!


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