Wanderlust – A Very Late Lunch at Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant in Washington D.C.

My wandering has taken me to D.C.  I cannot help but head toward major food destinations. Insert food and running and I am willing.  I did some running this morning, it’s time for some eating. #Wanderlust

D.C. is well-known for the Ethiopian cuisine.  I have tried multiple Ethiopian restaurants in the past but today I sought out a long-term former D.C. resident to give me a solid recommendation.  My Eritrean friend, Moses (or Musie in Eritrean), recommended Dukem on U Street.    Who would know Ethiopian food better than an Eritrean?

 I ordered the Vegetable Combo and Fish.  Came with spicy splint lentil, yellow peas, greens, cabbage, and salad.  Obvious, it also included the fish.  I over-ordered by a lot for a one-person lunch.  So all I could muster was the fish.  The fried fish was so crunchy and yummy it reminded me the red snapper my mom used to make for me as an after school snack back in Taiwan.

Needless to say, this was an outstanding food experience. The restaurant is not much to look at, the table-cloth simple and plastic.  But the food was superb.  I will be having the delicious veggie left-overs tonight at wherever I am going.  Thank you, Moses or Musie!

My wanderlust weekend continues.  Follow me at Mobilytrip.com.

This experience took place at

Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant

1114 – 1118 U Street Washington D.C. 20009
Tel: 202-667-8735
Fax: 202-667-2498
Email: info@dukemrestaurant.com

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