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Ada's Ethiopian

corvette johnny Nov 17, 2013 05:42 PM

So I finally tried it!

First off, thanks to mark and joonjoon for the recommendation. Finding unique places is why I love this site.

I opted for the combo as an ethiopian newbie. I was very impressed with the giant platter of assorted dishes. In laymans terms, you get a giant tray of smaller side dishes served over giant pancake-like bread. You proceed to you use your hands to tear off some "bread," roll up some food combinations, and inhale all of the wonderfully spiced mixes you can conjure up. For twenty bucks (pre tip) we left full, surprised, happy and with a nicely burning after taste. We asked for the dishes "hot" and Ada delivered.

I cant wait to get back to try some more dishes. The chicken outshines the beef in the combo....and I'm a beef guy. This food style may not be for everyone, but I would recommmed trying it for the experience. You may love it, and if nothing else, Ada is a very nice lady.

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    joonjoon Nov 19, 2013 07:25 AM

    Glad you enjoyed Ada's CJ! Next time you're there try some empanadas...they are delicious.

    For the longest time her 2 person combo was 15 bucks...every time I ordered it I would wonder how she's making money...glad to hear she's charging a more reasonable 20 bucks now.

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    1. re: joonjoon
      corvette johnny Nov 19, 2013 08:01 AM

      I think it might be like 19 or something but right around 20 LOL

      And yes, 15 would be giving it away.

      I actually have had the meat and chicken empanadas....loved both of them. In fact, I am not sure which was better.

      Hopefully we can get some more hounds to check her place out.

      1. re: corvette johnny
        equal_Mark Nov 19, 2013 08:29 AM

        They're not on the menu, but if requested she will prepare some kick butt Ham & Cheese empanadas...

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          Herm Nov 19, 2013 10:01 AM

          I wouldn't bank on the ham & cheese empanadas. On my last visit there, they didn't have ham for the Cuban sandwich. Didn't tell me either before hand, just no ham - or pickles.

    2. Curlz Nov 18, 2013 10:23 AM

      The "bread" is called injera; it's made from teff, which is a grain (?) native to Ethiopia. Very high in protein, iirc.

      1. equal_Mark Nov 18, 2013 10:01 AM

        Keep in mind that Ada only offers the Ethiopian dishes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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          corvette johnny Nov 18, 2013 01:38 PM

          yes that was part of the reason it took me so long to try it : )

        2. corvette johnny Nov 17, 2013 05:49 PM

          Ps.... I forgot to mention the combo is twenty bucks for a 2 person serving. So for ten bucks a person this is a cool alternative to the usual food.

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