Melt-in-your-mouth kitfo comes with traditional Ethiopian music and dancing at this local spot in Bole. Totot’s signature special kitfo is made hot to local tastes, with fiery mitmita, a chilli-based powder, and niter kibbeh (spiced butter). But what really sets this place apart is its Gurage heritage – the ethnic peoples of Southern Ethiopia who are thought to have created kitfo. The place gets packed, especially on weekends, so arrive early for a seat. “There are a lot of restaurants throughout the city, but what’s nice about Totot is that it’s really targeted at Ethiopians. It is not really a tourist spot,” says Xavi.