There's no food truly comparable to Ethiopian cuisine. Samson's Market Bistro is the year-old restaurant owned by Samson Yousef and wife Jenber. The tiny bistro sits next to the 7-11 convenience store Yousef's owned for years. The dominant seasoning in Ethiopian cooking is berebere: a mix of peppers, onions, turmeric, garlic and ginger. The alchemy of the sauce changes the earthy taste of lentils in the miser wat and brightens up plain chickpeas in the shiro wat.