How Things Work
posted: Wednesday, 08 August 2012
I had a meeting to go to yesterday and it was only on my way there I realised it was just near Caledonian Road, which I last visited almost a year ago to the day.
After the meeting, I wandered back and got to look at the same view I had last year, and see just how the sky-line illustrated the unbelievable regeneration much of London is undergoing.
As I wandered down the road, memories of the last year hit me and I remembered that feeling of wanting to stop and enjoy the moment. For me that meant not rushing home to another 16 hour day in front of the computer, eating an apple as I worked, but finding a restaurant, sitting and eating new food as I read the paper and rested my bones.
Addis Restaurant seemed the perfect place to do that. I have read much about Ethiopian food but never tried it and what better way to pass an hour? I dove in and ordered Special Kitfo (kitfo with cottage cheese and greens) which was served, at my request, medium, and on injera. This 'bread' which serves as food, plate and eating utensil is hard to describe. Imagine if a crepe and a crumpet mixed it up with some old foam and one of those rubber mats you put in the bath to stop you slipping, plus a hint of fermented vinegar, and you're close. If I have made that sound awful then ignore that- it was delicious and I will return for more.