Our journey begins at the Porta Venezia MM1 stop, a district that hosts a very high concentration of restaurants in the world from various different cultures, with food to please every taste.
The Ethiopian-Eritrean community first began to settle around Corso Buenos Aires in the 1980s opening food shops and restaurants serving exotic cuisine from the Horn of Africa in the area comprised between Via Vitruvio and Viale Vittorio Veneto.
In later years, the area opened its arms to other foreign communities as well, Arabs and Indians in particular.
The largest ethnic group is undoubtedly that of the Ethiopians and Eritreans with its many restaurants serving up spicy dishes of meat and vegetables. You could treat yourself to piquant zighinì served on injera, the typical spongy and slightly sour flatbread or make a foray into the unmistakable flavours of Indian dishes, packed with cinnamon, curry and ginger, in a delightful excursus of sweet and sour where the spiciness is offset by the acidity of yoghurt and tamarind.
And then, of course, you will find ever-popular and versatile couscous served in the Arab restaurants and the festive vibe and flavours typical of Brazilian cuisine with dishes based on tapioca, potatoes, fish and meat, along with dried and exotic fruits (juicy pineapple, papaya, mango, sweet coconut, tangy tamarind and guava) together with rice, legumes and shellfish for a truly unique and beautifully varied mix for the palate.
Not to forget Argentine cuisine with its mega servings of grilled Argentine meat (fillet, sirloin, cut, codon, rib) finished off with the famous creamy dulce de leche milk-based dessert.