The Ultimate ETHIOPIAN FOOD TOUR - Street Food and Restaurants in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!

  • Published on Aug 8, 2018
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    Thank you to Go Addis Tours ( for taking me on this amazing ultimate food and market tour of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia is one of my favorite countries in the world for food and travel, and this was my second time to visit, and I was eager to explore and eat as much as possible.
    We started early, 5 am in the morning and Go Addis Tours picked me up to start at the wholesale market. Even though the city is still sleeping, Addis Mercato is buzzing from 3 am when trucks full of produce from all over Ethiopia, sell them at the market in Addis Ababa. You’ll find all the ingredients, and massive amounts, that you need to cooking Ethiopian food. It was a good warm up, to get to know some of the ingredients, before starting the day eating Ethiopian food.
    We had coffee, and breakfast, both of which were excellent. Later after visiting another market, Dessie took me to his neighborhood to eat shiro wat, one of the greatest of all Ethiopian foods, a thick and rich chickpea stew. I’ve had shiro wat many times before, but never have I seen it fully prepared right in front of me. The shiro was incredibly good, piled onto a bed of injera, and we also ordered fir fir, a mashup of injera, simmered with tomato sauce and berbere.
    Next we headed to a fish restaurant in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia is landlocked, so all fish is freshwater. We ordered fried fish, and asa lebleb, a mixture of fish sauteed with spices and herbs. Both were excellent, but the asa lebleb was the highlight because it was so flavorful.
    Next Ethiopian food meal we went to one of the longtime classic restaurants to eat one of the best platters of beyaynetu in Addis Ababa. Beyaynetu is a mix of vegetarian dishes. It was again, a delicious meal, I especially love the tomato salad there.
    For our final meal of the day, and to finish off this extreme Ethiopian food tour, we went to one of the most well known and best quality meat restaurants in Addis Ababa to eat tere siga - raw meat. You are served a variety of chunks of raw beef, delicately sliced. Then you slice it into bite sized pieces on your own, wrap in injera, and dip into chili sauce before taking a bite. It’s awesome. The fried meat version is also very good.
    This was an amazing day, and an amazing Ethiopian food tour in Addis Ababa. Thank you Go Addis Tours!
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Comments • 4 002

  • HabeshChef
    HabeshChef 3 hours ago

    We agree, we do have the best food! If you want to learn how to make it, hop on over to our channel. We got you covered! :)

  • Earl Jackson
    Earl Jackson 10 hours ago

    Awesome video as always!

  • Nonnie Tavisola
    Nonnie Tavisola 14 hours ago

    Hi Mark, I've been a fan of your channel since 2016. I incredibly enjoyed this Ethiopian food tour video; so comprehensive, more than what I've been exposed to here in Los Angeles. I appreciate your travels and for sharing with us the cultures, food and other information that may be useful in our consideration to visiting places. God speed and safe trips.

  • Alder Moha
    Alder Moha 16 hours ago +1

    1 like = 5 view
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    1 sub = 1 sub

  • wube T
    wube T Day ago

    am from addis ababa , ethiopia i want to say that Thank you for coming , thank you for eating our food , thank you for saying all good words about our country ethiopia and our mother land Africa as a whole we are delight to welcome you all . i just want to recommend you that see all the part of Ethiopia from north to south , from east to west you will get diverse culture and tradition different language, religion and environment as well but all areas have one thing in common that is there hospitality and smile

  • James Shay
    James Shay Day ago

    What a great video!! I am a culinary arts student in New Mexico USA. I chose Ethiopia for my international culinary project because I had no clue what Ethiopian cuisine was all about and I wanted to learn about it! Your video has given me so much information and inspiration about Ethiopian food! Thank you so much for doing what you do. I hope to visit there in the near future. Good luck and safe journeys in your future endeavors Thanks again!

  • Thomas Steensland

    imagine eating raw beef in the U.S.

  • Amina Mohamed
    Amina Mohamed Day ago

    1977 is the first time they eat raw meat because of the war between somalia and zanawi viva africa without the cancer

  • Taki Mathagu
    Taki Mathagu Day ago

    The media is so one sided before i came across this video i thought ethiopia was this country where people are dying from hunger and drought and everything was just dim and bleak thank you mark for showing me this beautiful and vibrant side of the country

  • OrionTru 1k
    OrionTru 1k 2 days ago

    Bro I love your channel I love different cultures and trying different food God bless !!

  • Abyssinia tom
    Abyssinia tom 2 days ago

    Wow! The reaction! And the understanding in misunderstanding... it’s poetic.

  • fairy dust
    fairy dust 2 days ago

    Raw beef????

  • Dems1648
    Dems1648 2 days ago

    Mark, you're the greatest TVclipr ever. Thanks

  • Gabriel Moreira
    Gabriel Moreira 2 days ago

    You should do a vídeo in Brasil, It would be cool.

  • BeeHoneySweet
    BeeHoneySweet 2 days ago

    Thank you Mark for bringing the world to us! BeeSweet!

  • George Akpalu
    George Akpalu 2 days ago

    no raw meat for me no.

  • Sun Son
    Sun Son 3 days ago

    Hundreds or even thousands of people migrated to Ethiopia after King Salasi I disappearance. He was marveled on his return and lost hope after hearing many different dialects and languages..

  • Mamush Allex
    Mamush Allex 3 days ago

    Ethiopia the land of everything ! Man i really like your videos

  • Sally Mizzle
    Sally Mizzle 3 days ago

    Wonderful tour guys. You all have such wonderful personalities and infectious smiles. Well done. I'm gonna make sure I try all these stuff at the Ethiopian restaurants near me.

  • Day DelaC
    Day DelaC 3 days ago

    Wowow all that makes me want to find an Ethiopian restaurant in New York... any recommendations anyone??

  • Jesus Or Muhammad
    Jesus Or Muhammad 3 days ago +1

    Well one thing is clear to me: they are eating a lot better and much tastier food than i am here in Holland. May God bless Ethiopia

  • Patti
    Patti 3 days ago +1


  • Antonia Fernandes
    Antonia Fernandes 4 days ago

    Try west Africa Cape Verde island

  • Xander_ 1611
    Xander_ 1611 4 days ago

    The same face and reaction for everything that touches his lips. Doesnt seem genuine.

  • Allah is my lord
    Allah is my lord 4 days ago

    Yeah I'm going to go out to a Ethiopian restaurant today lol gotta write down the names because I get clueless about what to order

  • Victoria Kemisola Alder

    Hey Mark i’ve never seen you not like a type of food.... Is it possible to like every food you taste 😂 Love your shows tho u are incredible

  • lindani gumbi
    lindani gumbi 4 days ago

    Im in south africa. I love this. 😍😍😍

  • Md Masum Billah
    Md Masum Billah 5 days ago

    I'm love with Ethiopian girls look so cool

  • Roxanne Moore
    Roxanne Moore 5 days ago

    I am hungry Ethiopia here I come all the vegetables no raw meat

  • Gayelyn Luckie
    Gayelyn Luckie 5 days ago

    me thinks i'd like to go to Ethiopia

  • Tj Gard
    Tj Gard 5 days ago

    Coffee w/salt?? #Ok
    Raw meat....naw...I'm good 😲

  • Tj Gard
    Tj Gard 5 days ago

    The tour guy looks like Trey me😁

  • Addis today
    Addis today 5 days ago

    Thanks mark for promoting our culture. You are great man ! Dessie you are the best guide.

  • Charles Ouko
    Charles Ouko 5 days ago

    Why dis guy don't get fat, he eat too much too much

  • Toby Ford
    Toby Ford 5 days ago

    Great food, but the women cooking it look don't look so happy

    • I know You
      I know You 3 days ago

      Toby Ford it’s culture in Ethiopia for young girls not to smile for a guy .They could have smiled if it was a girl. Believe me they are always happy and smiling in other times.

  • Brvk
    Brvk 6 days ago

    You have balls of steel to go there at a time like this, especially considering your race.

  • afro Xlit
    afro Xlit 6 days ago

    salt and coffee

  • John Jackson
    John Jackson 6 days ago

    A lot of the dishes appear to very, very similar.

  • Sib Bube
    Sib Bube 6 days ago +1

    Wow, I wanna visit Ethiopia now ❤️

    UBEC SQUAD 6 days ago

    best tour guide nice man

  • Dawit Michael
    Dawit Michael 6 days ago

    What’s up Wiens you visit Ethiopian too many times you should speak the language you almost there bro lol.

  • flipper2gv
    flipper2gv 6 days ago

    Ethiopian coffee is easily my favorite.

  • alif imam
    alif imam 7 days ago


  • Mohammed Zaid
    Mohammed Zaid 7 days ago

    Which country's food do you rate the highest....????

  • Keke j
    Keke j 7 days ago

    I am in love with Ethiopia without ever being their just from viewing this video 😍 love from the caribbean🇩🇲

  • Joseph Neutral
    Joseph Neutral 7 days ago

    Man! those light skin ethiopean women are very pretty.
    Much better than loud african American women.

  • Samson Ermias
    Samson Ermias 7 days ago +1

    I’m hungry 😋

  • Guest House
    Guest House 7 days ago

    wtf ...they eat everything with that white spongy bread.

  • Ross Galan
    Ross Galan 7 days ago

    Your facial expression and your head tilting to your right tell me that whatever you're is delicious. Is there any food you had you did NOT like? And one more thing, have ever felt sick as a result of the "strange", "weird" and "uncommon" food you eat?

  • Tessa Liford
    Tessa Liford 7 days ago

    We salt our coffee in the South as well.

  • one love
    one love 7 days ago

    Realy Good expriance ,hospitable, nice smiling people .your tour gds have a very good knowladge
    Regarding to foods ,100% organic and health
    thanks for sharing what we have and make the people enjoy to rest of the world.
    But you still forgot to test the Ethiopian Typical foods doro Wet and Kitffo plus many others dishes ...
    If you would ask your tour manager next time they could help you

  • Pega sus
    Pega sus 7 days ago

    That tour guide must be one of the happiest person I've ever seen 😂😂

  • duanefreestone
    duanefreestone 8 days ago

    the food looks great ,u do an amzin job ,I love how friendly people r ,I loved the lady how helped u she was so nice .

  • J R
    J R 8 days ago

    what a story mark.

  • kinhjk hvjb
    kinhjk hvjb 8 days ago

    I'm Ethiopian

  • nilquelle ሀበሻ
    nilquelle ሀበሻ 9 days ago

    tnx. Mark love your videos pls visit my chanal how to cook Ethiopian food

  • Jack Coppa
    Jack Coppa 9 days ago

    Hello I live in America, and. Everyone here hates Ethiopia and says there food is horrible .and it is a really poor country, Once you think about it’s actually not.... Beautiful country xoxoxo🥰

  • Kingdom of read sea Eri

    I like that guy

  • Bracketville August
    Bracketville August 10 days ago

    God these people here are very unfriendly. They look hostel. Rude

  • Miyashita
    Miyashita 10 days ago

    Habesha people are beautiful!

  • Natnael Efrem
    Natnael Efrem 10 days ago

    God bless you one love from Ethiopia

  • acuna matata
    acuna matata 10 days ago

    forget addis Ababa. that place has become a dump. if anybody wants to go to ethiopia go to the regional capitals instead. , like awassa, bahir dar, mekelle.

  • acuna matata
    acuna matata 10 days ago

    I'm hungry. 😐

  • lisa bill
    lisa bill 11 days ago

    Could Desi be an more adorable?!?!

  • lisa bill
    lisa bill 11 days ago

    I would weight 400 pounds if I lived in Ethiopia, 'cause I would spend all day every day just stuffin' my piehole!!!!

    • I know You
      I know You 3 days ago

      lisa bill you don’t gain a lot of weight even if you eat . I eat more food when I was there but didn’t gain weight, infact I lost some weight but I almost ate double my normal amount here.

  • Esubalew Tadelle
    Esubalew Tadelle 11 days ago

    Proud of my people, so humble and welcoming 👍👍👍. Nice job for mark to introduce our food to the world!!!

  • albenir56
    albenir56 12 days ago

    25:06 the other guy is like "how the hell he's eating this pepper like it was an apple?!"

  • Guylene Joseph
    Guylene Joseph 12 days ago

    I know you’re going to be very happy with the good food and being in love with Ethiopia

  • chandra bose
    chandra bose 12 days ago

    Wow Ethiopian girls are beautiful. They look way better than African american girls even without a makeup 💄

  • Johnny Huang
    Johnny Huang 12 days ago

    5:38 that steam

  • Zola Zolita
    Zola Zolita 12 days ago

    Thanks for giving us this a good ideas from Ethiopian food

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  • ፀገነት ሀይሉ

    አስጉብኝዎች ልትደነቁ ይገባችሗል ። የእንግዳ አቀባበል ጨዋነት የተሞላ ሥራ ስርታችሗል። ግን ይቺ ቢጫ የለበስችው ሴት በጣም ባለጌ ባሕል የማታቅ አውሬ ናት። ፊቷን አጨማዳ ምንትመስላለች ? ነብር። አስጎብኚዎች እንዲህ አይነት ጨዋነት የጎደላችውን ጋጠወጦች እንግዶቻችሁ ጋ አታስቀርቡ። አመስግናለሁ።

  • Sami Getu
    Sami Getu 12 days ago

    Wowowowo God💜💜Love

  • T San
    T San 13 days ago

    I love Ethiopian food. Everything except injera. Lol.

  • Andrew Beckford
    Andrew Beckford 13 days ago

    I was really enjoying this until I saw them eating raw meat. I was disgusted and disappointed with Ethiopia. My God Yahweh forbids this. It is no wonder that he sent famine on them!!

  • Abduction X
    Abduction X 13 days ago

    Mark is a honest person 4L ❤️👊🏾

  • Naseefa Hamid
    Naseefa Hamid 13 days ago

    Mark you seem like such a kind soul. Thank you for traveling to all these remote areas that people won’t typically go to, and showing how amazing the people are and their culture as well. I love your channel.

  • Mintesnot M
    Mintesnot M 14 days ago

    I love how he makes the same face everytime he try’s something new.

  • Ana dxb059
    Ana dxb059 14 days ago

    I'm a filipina and i enjoy ethopian food here in Dubai

  • Paul Angelo M. Pinpin
    Paul Angelo M. Pinpin 14 days ago

    Ohhh my!!! I Love to try those fresh meat or uncooked meat. Love it!!!

  • Matyas Mekbib
    Matyas Mekbib 14 days ago +1

    nice video thanks for visiting

  • Tee Jay
    Tee Jay 15 days ago

    this guy mark right here unites people by just watching his videos. what a great man.

  • Reina Coco
    Reina Coco 15 days ago

    I love Ethiopians,they are such beautiful souls. I haven't been fortunate enough 2 meet one but iv heard they are nice. As a Kenyan,i adore them the most. They are peeps with no issues

  • Tony Chambers
    Tony Chambers 15 days ago

    @7:53 that is a ingredient in ayahusaca

  • H H
    H H 15 days ago

    Can somebody please explain to me what this spongy bread thing is?

  • H H
    H H 15 days ago

    I love the fact that he's gone to China, Pakistan and Ethiopia and in all 3 countries he's been able to greet people by saying "salam".

  • Alem Lalas
    Alem Lalas 16 days ago

    በጣም አሪፍ ነው ቡና አፍሊዎቹ የሐበሻ ቀሚስ ቢለብሱ ደግሞ ምርጥ ነበር

    • yaballo1
      yaballo1 10 days ago

      woyim ye Oromo or ye keffa libs bilebsu yimeretal. Buna ye habesha sayhon ye Oromowochina ye debuboch metet na mirt mehonun atirsa.

  • juhbby
    juhbby 16 days ago

    24:48 lol

  • Mando Alvarez
    Mando Alvarez 16 days ago

    Can't wait to visit Ethiopia !

  • my life my way
    my life my way 16 days ago

    Make me lough when he saw to bite dat super hot and he knew what will happen 24:27

  • Gualberta Biacolo
    Gualberta Biacolo 16 days ago

    Hello Mark wien!! I really like all the video's you vlogs and also your friend.... He is look a like frome the movie of Ghost" remember? Do know that movie

  • P Last Name
    P Last Name 16 days ago

    I wonder if he ever got food poisoning on any of his trips?

  • DJ Tinit
    DJ Tinit 16 days ago +1

    I love Ethiopian food! 😍😍

  • Honeysuckle Moon
    Honeysuckle Moon 16 days ago

    Amazing Plant-Based Vibes!

  • Jote k.
    Jote k. 16 days ago +1

    And I'm about to visit for the first time in six years!

  • Jote k.
    Jote k. 16 days ago +1

    Mark, I'm actually from Ethiopia and it's very nice of you to go and visit my culture..I love your channel and keep making more 😂🤗

  • Bertiz Franxen
    Bertiz Franxen 16 days ago

    Desi really hndsme 😍😍😍

  • Anita Kumari
    Anita Kumari 16 days ago +6

    The food and spices are so similar to Indian food! Ethiopians must be our soul brothers and sisters! ❤️ Lots of love!

    • Queensheba - M
      Queensheba - M 3 days ago +1

      Anita Kumari ♥♥♥ :))

    • Sarah A
      Sarah A 7 days ago +2

      Google Ethiopian sultans in India. Also, Ethiopian coins have been found in India from 2000 years ago. We used to go to India for trade and commerce. We’ve been trading with each other waaaayyy before the Europeans even knew of each others existence.

    • Anita Kumari
      Anita Kumari 8 days ago

      +Ethiopian Athletics, Culture, Language That must have been fun 😁 How did you manage the language?
      Hope you liked it here and keep visiting.

    • Ethiopian Athletics, Culture, Language
      Ethiopian Athletics, Culture, Language 8 days ago +1

      I was in India many thoughts i was local. I even cheated to go to zoo in as an indian just to check if i sneak to avoid paying expensive fees for foreigners. Guess what i manged.

  • Oof oof R
    Oof oof R 17 days ago +1

    Omg I love the mans smile it is so welcoming and it makes me happy