Mrs. B Posted April 14, 2006 Share Posted April 14, 2006 I would love to go into great detail about how I really needed a decent carryout of spicy gut-clenching Kitfo tonight but I will spare you. Kitfo ordered by a non-Ethiopian/Eritrean over the phone is always fraught with peril and I do understand that, but once we were past the "yes raw" not "cooked" part of the order I thought all would be fine. I further refined my order to ask for the kitfo extra spicy and the response was "extra spicy?" and I replied yes. Okay, great, we were on the same page. I then asked for specific sides (and was once again was saddened to hear that gomen is not a side) but got the feeling that we understood each other and thought it was clear that I had some familiarity with the cuisine. I was beyond bereft when my order arrived and the kitfo spicing was something milder than a raw burger spiced with A-1. Really, the sides had more zing. Well yay the kitfo was raw (and that's a plus) but an underspiced hunk of chopped meat doused in plain butter? gak. I called the establishment (and if you know me, you know this is well beyond my MO) to ascertain that we had a firm understanding that I wanted my food "spicy" not "not spicy"and was told after a long wait that my side of spice wasn't included. Whatever. The butter burger kitfo crap was nasty. They asked if I lived far away and I explained that I lived in Mt Pleasant (15 min walk tops) I asked if perhaps they would have a delivery in my direction in the near future, they were apolgetic but went no further. If this is the way they currently serve kitfo to the public well yuk. I think they misunderstood and thought I wanted "not spicy" Who's to blame and who bears the responsiblity for correcting the problem? In a restaurant you may send an incorrect order back but delivery is a done deal I suppose, even if you attempt to be quite clear with your order. I am still lacking the requisite endorphine jolt but I have number of dragon chilies in the house that I will tuck into now that I am finished with my rant. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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