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I've tried items such as cholay and pakora, and each time I eat them my bladder explodes. I don't if it's the spices used, but do you think Ethiopian food will have the same effect? I'd like to try it.
 

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I say give every food a try. Ethiopean can be spicy too, but I do find it to be different from indian food. Really its quite different from everything else I've tried!!
 

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I love Ethiopian food, but then I love Indian food too. The spices used are somewhat similar at times, but different. Give it a try!
 

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They are quite different. (Think of the difference between Mexican and Italian, as a kind of analogy.)<br><br><br><br>
You won't know until you try; sample several different dishes.
 

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Spices typically found in Indian curries: cumin, turmeric, coriander, ground red pepper, cloves, ginger<br><br><br><br>
Spices typically found in Ethiopian berbere (spice mix): cumin, cardamom, allspice, fenugreek, ground red pepper, ginger, turmeric, paprika, cloves, cinnamon<br><br><br><br>
So if the reason you don't like Indian food is because you don't like cumin, red pepper, ginger, or cloves, you may not like Ethiopian food.<br><br><br><br>
But I agree, the two cuisines do taste quite different to me. Plus I love the injera (the flat bread you use to scoop up your food) in Ethiopian cuisine.
 

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They seem different to me. I usually get corn and bean dishes when I eat Ethiopian. I think italian vs. mexican is a good comparison. Similar in some ways while distinctly different.
 

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I've never had Ethiopian food...
 

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That's unfortunate! If you like spicy pulses with soft bread, you'd probably love ethiopian. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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You usually get the bread with various spicy bits on it. It is similar to Indian food, but worth while trying. I must find a restaurant near me that does it.
 

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If you don't like Indian I wouldn't think you'd like Ethiopian. I think they're very similar. I happen to love both. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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I don't like Indian either - even if I ask for very unspicey it is still too spicey for me. I do like the breads though and the deserts. I have had Ethopian food before and liked it. I didn't think it was too spicey for me.
 

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OMG I love both too...especially the spicy flavors. However, my bladder also uhh..."explodes" as you said.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/toilet.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":flush:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:">
 

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Hahaha, it looks like the "sick" smilie is pulling the chain on the "flush" smilie and is about to go looking for the air freshener. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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The one time I had ethiopian food, I found it bland, boring, un-colorful (?), and uninspiring. I've not had it since, and have no hankering to do so.<br><br><br><br>
But I love Indian food.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SallyK</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hahaha, it looks like the "sick" smilie is pulling the chain on the "flush" smilie and is about to go looking for the air freshener. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"></div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> that's great!!
 

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Sally - I seriously thought you'd invented a whole new smiley!<br><br><br><br>
My Mom (who cannot tolerate ANY spices at ALL) swears that Indian and Ethiopian are very similar. I can't see it so much.<br><br><br><br>
Though I do think it very much on what you get and how the particular restaurant prepares it.<br><br><br><br>
BTW: Not to be indelicate, but no one has really addressed the whole "exploding bladder" thing... I'm sorry, but could you be a teeny bit more specific (without totally going into every gory detail) - sorry, but I'm curious - do you pee constantly? It's painful? You have intestinal cramps-type thing? We're talking something different than gas and diarrhea, since those wouldn't be bladder related, right? (Again, SORRY, just wondering!)
 
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