Taye Ethiopian Restaurant: A Culinary Journey to Ethiopia in Bangkok
WHAT THE EDITOR LIKES
Authentic Ethiopian culture
Run by an Ethiopian family
Unique coffee culture
WHAT THE EDITOR DOESN'T LIKE
Parking is not available
Nestled in the bustling heart of Bangkok, Taye Ethiopian Restaurant has been a cherished gem since its establishment in 2013. As a family-owned establishment, Taye Ethiopian Restaurant serves as a testament to the rich Ethiopian culture and a delightful culinary bridge, offering authentic Ethiopian cuisine and coffee to the vibrant streets of Thailand’s capital.
With over a decade of experience in the industry, Taye Ethiopian Restaurant has cultivated a reputation for excellence, making it a go-to destination for those seeking a true taste of Ethiopia. This establishment stands as a testament to the dedication and passion of its owners, who take immense pride in their role as cultural ambassadors, bringing the best of Ethiopian flavours to Bangkok.
The food served at Taye is authentic. In Ethiopia, the culinary cornerstone of every meal is injera, a ubiquitous and culturally significant pancake that holds a special place in the hearts of its people. This spongy, sourdough flatbread is not merely a component of the cuisine; it’s a symbol of unity and togetherness, reflecting the communal nature of Ethiopian dining. Injera takes centre stage as it gracefully sprawls across a large, flat basket, resembling a tapestry waiting to be adorned. The spectacle of flavours and colours follows, where mounds of spicy meat stews and vibrant vegetable curries are artfully arranged upon the injera. This culinary symphony is a testament to Ethiopia’s rich tapestry of traditions and culinary heritage.
Here at Taye, you are exposed to the unique dining culture of Ethiopia. What an experience!
Much like bread in Europe or rice in Asia, injera is a constant presence at Ethiopian tables, an enduring symbol of the country’s rich cultural tapestry and the warm hospitality that welcomes all who gather around it.
And let’s not forget the Ethiopian coffee, a cornerstone of Ethiopian culture. Taye Ethiopian Restaurant takes this tradition seriously. Following the time-honoured Ethiopian method, they roast the coffee beans on an iron plate over a clay stove with charcoal. But what truly sets their coffee apart is the addition of a special herb, locally known as “gesho.” This unique touch is a distinctive feature of Ethiopian coffee, imparting a nutty and slightly bitter flavour that elevates the coffee experience to new heights.