9 yr old son wants to try african food
"I want to go to an African restaurant where you use bread for silverware" is a direct quote.
I'm happy to accommodate his request but also know that he's not ready for spicy food. Can anyone help me out with restaurants or dishes to avoid/must try? TIA.
I have to add my recommendation for Addis -- just a fun, easygoing scene. See if you can get seated downstairs, it feels kind of 'loungey' which adds to the ambience, IMO. I find the food good, although not spicy enough for my tastes (which for your purpose works well).
Not a fan of Asmara - less than not spicy. Downright bland, with no separation of tastes at all!
gotta love the little hound!
for ethiopian, there's addis red sea on the south end (http://www.addisredsea.com/) and supposedly a new outlet in porter sq, though i don't know if it's open yet and fasika in somerville. (http://www.fasikarestaurant.com/) though there are a couple of recent reports on the latter that make it sound like they don't totally have their act together.
further afield, the african restaurant in hyde park has supposedly good nigerian food (1248 hyde park ave) and there's also a place in waltham called karibu that is apparently ugandan. haven't heard much on the latter spot, though.