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Derae Restaurant Restaurant Review: The mom-and-pop-owned Derae Restaurant produces some of the most authentic Ethiopian, Eritrean and Mediterranean cooking in Memphis. The Ethiopian food varies by the day, but platters are typically served with a couple of lentil dishes, green beans, sautéed kale, seasoned cabbage, and an occasional okra and eggplant sauté. Spongy injera acts as a vehicle for scooping up the food (no need for forks). Other dishes of note include the hanid and rice (goat meat and rice) and fish and rice (marinated kingfish steak). Stop in early for a traditional Eritrean breakfast of fuul (fava bean stew, served with or without eggs). Derae doesn’t serve alcohol, but don’t miss the spiced hot tea.