Nile Ethiopian Cuisine

  • Address7040 International Drive
  • CityOrlando
  • Phone407-354-0026
  • Price Level$$
  • Breakfast
  • LunchSat, , Sun
  • DinnerM, T, W, TH, F, Sat, Sun
  • BrunchSaturday/Sunday
  • Wheelchair AccessYes
  • BeveragesBeer & Wine
  • Noise LevelLow Noise Level
  • Outdoor DiningNo
  • Late NightYes
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Central Florida finally gets another chance to experience the wonderful world of Ethiopian cuisine. Don’t blow it this time! Wash your hands – you’ll be eating with them – and order an array of wat to sample. What? No, wat. It’s a sort of stew, and wats are the most common dishes in an Ethiopian restaurant. These might include variations of beef or chicken, but pork is never served. There are a few seafood selections on Nile’s menu, but Ethiopia is a landlocked country and seafood dishes are not common. Vegetarian wat versions feature lentils or split peas. Ethiopian restaurants are wonderful places for vegetarians to dine as meatless meals are a big part of the country’s cultural heritage. If you feel lost, ask one of your gracious hosts to guide you.

Coffee is Ethiopia’s top commodity and the coffee ceremony is a big part of a traditional meal. The coffee service area occupies a space in the front of the dining room. The whole beans are roasted in a small metal saucepan while incense burns nearby. When the beans are roasted the pan is brought to the table and waved about so the guests can enjoy the aroma. Once the beans are ground and brewed, the coffee is poured from a clay pot, called a jebena, into small handleless cups. It’s a very strong brew with a chewy texture and an aroma that is earthy and slightly charred. Desserts are not a part of a traditional Ethiopian menu.

7040 International Drive

Contact Data:
Phone: 407-354-0026
Website: Nile Ethiopian Cuisine

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