At African Taste you can take a culinary trip around a whole continent without leaving Seddon.
Chef Binyam Tesfation’s journey to African Taste started in Eritrea, via a Mexican restaurant in Greece and an Italian kitchen at Crown Melbourne.
He opened the small, intimate African Taste in 2008 because he wanted to introduce African cuisine to locals – though you’ll find some unexpected twists in his menu.
The pan-African menu spans Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Sudan and Morocco, which can be a bit daunting if you’re a first time visitor. Binyam suggests trying the spongy, tangy injera accompanied by creamy chicken doro tibs.
There’s also a tangent into less traditional pairings, such as the Genfo African Fufu – gnocchi-style dumplings made from barley flour bathed in a creamy red berbere-infused sauce and a dollop of natural yoghurt.
There’s even an African enchilada with spicy chicken marinated in African herbs oven baked with cheese and crispy pita bread.