Is Ethiopian food vegetarian?
Q. I'm a
vegetarian, and a friend told me that I should try
Ethiopian food- but I thought that that's got meat in
it. Am I right, or is she right?
A. You are
right- mostly. Many Ethiopian stews, called 'wat',
are meat-based. It is possible, though, to have a
full Ethiopian meal while enjoying meat-free dishes.
Ethiopians, in fact, have many days when it is customary
to eat vegetarian food only for the whole day. If
you are the type who doesn't mind that people around you
are eating meat, then certainly give Ethiopian food a
try. If you are very strict vegan, though, and
don't want boiled eggs or beef anywhere near the dishes
you'll be eating from, stick to restaurants that cater