During our NYC holiday we accidently came by the Massawa on Amsterdam Ave. Having never eaten Eritrean or Ethiopian before, we were attracted by the fine smell. Skimming the menu outside of the restaurant we quickly decided that we had to try this.
Our food (the vegetarian combo) was served quickly, the restaurant not beeing very crowded. The combo consisted of different dishes which were served along with pancake-like or naan-like bread that serve as "cutleries". So you pick up the dishes with a piece of that bread in your and and eat it. The three dishes of the vegetarian combo were a pureed chick peas dish, a potato-carrot dish, and a collard greens dish. All dishes were delicious with just the right amount of spiciness. The vegetables seemed fresh to us and the food was not greasy at all.
Altogether, we liked the Massawa food a lot and we regret that we don't have a place like that back home.
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