Queen of Blue Nile

Next time you find yourself in the river market area, and you are looking for something new and interesting to eat, I suggest Blue Nile.  If you have never tried Ethiopian food before, you are in for a treat.  This cuisine packs a flavorful punch that will knock out your taste buds.

The first time I visited Blue Nile was about two years ago.  I saw they had a groupon, so I figured that would be the best way to try something new.  The groupon was for an appetizer of sambusas and a sampler platter for two.  The sambusas were delicious and you could taste the freshness of the ingredients.

When the sampler platter came out, I was glad I had brought a dining companion.  The platter was roughly the size of the table.  There were many different items to choose from and plenty of injera.  For those who have never eaten Ethiopian food before, injera is similar to a crepe with a sourdough taste.  It is used to scoop up the food for you to eat.  In other words, you can eat with your hands and no one will yell at you for it.

Some of the dishes are a little on the spicy side, but there is also a complexity of flavor to them.  If you are still leery of trying Ethiopian food, Blue Nile does have a lunch buffet every day, so you can go in and sample a good portion of the dishes for a reasonable price.  So get those taste buds ready and go try something new.  You just might like it.


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