Aren't we just utterly spoilt for choice when it comes to Ethiopian food in Footscray? Each restaurant has its own special edge - African Town do amazing lega tibs with lamb and green chillies cooked in butter, while Mulu at Dinknesh Lucy makes all her injera in house. Shebelle has struck out by offering not only Ethiopian dishes but a selection of Moroccan-inspired plates too!
The bread was really good, delicate yet pliable. If you look closely, you can see the "rings" that are a hallmark of how injera is made - poured onto a griddle in a gentle snail-shell pattern. See how it's made at Kenny of Consider the Sauce's wonderful post about Footscray's Lemat Injera Bakery.
It's very casual here - the bar is incredibly well stocked, but there wasn't any change for a $42 bill out of a $50 note. However, they take card which is an enormous plus. It may not seem very restaurant-y when you walk in, as there aren't napkin holders or salt and pepper on the tables, and the service is really family style. If that won't bother you though, you're in for a pan-northern African treat.
241 Barkly Street, Footscray
Phone: 9689 8188
Hours: Lunch and dinner 7 days
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