Asmara and Merry Table

Food writer Margo Mallar reports on her recent visits to Asmara and The Merry Table in today’s Portland Daily Sun.

On Friday we returned to an old favorite, Asmara, the Eritrean restaurant on Oak Street between Congress and Free street.  The dishes are served on injera, a pancake made from teff, a grain that is native to the Ethiopian highlands…Injera doubles as a utensil; you tear off small pieces to use like little gloves to grasp the chunky bits of the stew and to scoop up the broth-soaked injera beneath.