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Fasika! Where it all started!

Hostelling International’s Cultural Café series of fundraising dinners is re-visiting our first ever partnership restaurant, Fasika Ethiopian cuisine. It was a very popular event when we first started the Cultural Cafe series and we expect it to be just as popular. Join us for a night full of lively conversation and unique food and drink – all while supporting a great cause!


Time: Tuesday, June 7th, 6-8 PM

Place: Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant -[masked] Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

Fee: $30 includes meal, gratuity, and a donation to Cultural Kitchen


You MUST pre-register for this event – Cultural Cafe events have sold out in the past, so don’t miss out! Order a ticket at this link or you may also buy tickets offline by contacting Laurine at [masked] or at[masked] ext 10.

Ethiopian cuisine is well know for their ingera that is known as Teff. Teff, which is similar to flat bread is made from cereal grain which is rich in iron, calcium, and potassium. Besides Teff here is a sample of a few other dishes you will see on Fasika's menu:

Yé-Minchet Abish (Mild)
Finely chopped prime beef stewed with ginger, onions,cardamom & other spices.

Yé-Tikil Gomen (Mild)
Fresh cabbages,carrots,potatoes and green pepper cooked in a turmeric sauce.

Yé-Atakilt kilikil (Mild)
Green beans,carrots,potatoes and onions cooked in a mild sauce.

Please feel free to share this event with all your friends and co-workers on and off of! This is a great socializing and networking event that allows you to support a cause all at the same time!

More about Cultural Café and Cultural Kitchen:

For over a year, Hostelling International USA’s Cultural Café has been exploring the diverse cultures and cuisines that the Boston-area restaurants have to offer. Cultural Café is an enjoyable meal shared among fellow members of the community, and also raises funds for Cultural Kitchen, Hostelling International’s program for inner-city youth, as well as other educational and outreach programs and initiatives. For all the latest updates, consider joining the Meetup group at


As an afterschool activity, Cultural Kitchen teaches Boston area youth about culture and diversity using cooking as the primary vehicle - just like travelers at our hostels learn about one another while cooking together in the hostel kitchen. For more information, please visit

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  • Hostelling International B.

    The food was great! It was my first time eating Ethiopian food and I loved it. The owner did a fascinating presentation on Ethiopian Coffee. My favorite dish was the lamb! You have to try it one day. THANK YOU FASIKA for hosting us and supporting the Cultural Kitchen youth program.

    June 9, 2011

  • Hostelling International B.

    I want to thank everyone for coming to the Cultural Cafe at FASIKA. The food was great! The conversation was fascinating! I hope to see more of you at our next Cultural Cafe August 2nd at RINCON LIMENO in East Boston.

    June 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great people and awesome food! Thank you so much for organizing this.

    June 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    great food, great people, it's a lovely way to try new cuisines and enjoyable conversations.

    June 8, 2011

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