Feed your health from the kitchen, not from the pharmacy," Rahel Berhe once said. And there is Abissinia, the best Ethiopian restaurant in Barcelona. When you enter the door, it is almost inevitable to forget that you are in the upper part of Barcelona's Gracia district. The flavours, smells and touches of Ethiopia overwhelm the customer's senses from the very first moment. "We believe that when your food takes care of the planet, it also takes care of you", says a waitress. Yes, we definitely like this place. Aren't you an expert in Ethiopian food and have no idea what to order? Don't worry, neither were we. We were recommended by the staff and we can say that there was nothing to disappoint us. In Abissinia, they cook with fresh seasonal and local products, without chemicals, microwaves or freezers and with a lot of love and always on a low heat. The food is served on a tray to be shared, following the Ethiopian tradition, without plates, cutlery or tablecloths to be used, washed and thrown away and "with food that not only tastes good, but feels good". They have up to 30 different natural spices and the food is enjoyed directly with the hands, feeling "the sponginess of an Ingera, the tenderness of chicken in berbere sauce and the softness of stewed pumpkin". Tips? Abissinia gave us three and we extend them to you: meserkek (delicious red lentils with strips of onion, chopped garlic and berbere, which is a mixture of Ethiopian spices), dorowot (chicken cooked according to Ethiopian tradition with onion confit, homemade cheese, hard-boiled egg and fresh tomato in Abissinia style), and duba (pumpkin stewed over a low heat with Ethiopian turmeric for at least 6 hours on a bed of leek confit). Welcome to one of the most important and famous gastronomies of the African continent.
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