A typical meal revolves around a serving of rice with portions of spicy meat. Popular dishes include Shurba Addis (lentil soup), Khuzi (stuffed lamb and spiced rice), Makbus (casserole of meat with rice), Hareis (lamb and slow-cooked wheat) and Biryani (meat cooked with spiced rice).
The local desserts are extremely sweet, usually with generous helpings of nuts, dates and honey. A must-try is the Umm Ali. Also make your way to one of the many Shisha cafes.