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Clean—and Eat—Your Plate

Dar es Salaam may mean "haven of peace," but it's hard to find respite in this frenetic Tanzanian port. It's not impossible, though. Down a dusty dirt track in the Mikocheni district, a 10-minute taxi ride from the center, is Addis in Dar, an Ethiopian restaurant that serves calm—and culture—with its cuisine. On the upper floor in an old colonial house, soulful African music plays to a backdrop of traditional handicrafts and jewelry for sale, and de rigueur pictures of the "Lion of Judah," Emperor Haile Selassie, in his safari suit. The mesop—Ethiopian tables woven from colored straw—are outside under the...

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