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Family-owned restaurant cooks up Ethiopian food in Adams Morgan

Derek tibs, kitfo and an array of vegetables.

These are some of the dishes customers can taste at Zenebech, a family-owned Ethiopian restaurant that started in Shaw and relocated to Adams Morgan.

Washington, D.C., has the largest Ethiopian population in the world outside of Africa, and Adams Morgan is one of the neighborhoods where Ethiopians live. Their style of dining avoids traditional silverware, and diners use their hands and chunks of Injera, a flatbread, to eat a spread of spicy delicacies. The Wash’s Jerice Boston and Cindy Choi visited Zenebech to learn how to make Derek tibs and kitfo, two of the restaurant’s dishes.



Jerice Boston

Jerice Boston is Masters Degree candidate studying Journalism & Public Affairs at American University School of Communication. Jerice is an aspiring broadcast sports journalist. He has two Bachelor’s degrees from Towson University in Electronic Media & Film and Mass Communications (Journalism).

Cindy Choi

Cindy Choi

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