Everyone knows I have a love/hate relationship with Mirinda. You can find it at the cheapest of cheap London chicken shops. The sort of place where 2 pieces of deep fried gristle, some rock hard chips and a bottle of M cost £1.25. In England though, Mirinda comes in the one flavour. Something vaguely resembling Orange. Outside though, in other 3rd World Countries it comes in a multitude of delicious (!) varieties, even banana!
I wasn't hugely surprised to see it turn up in a place widely regarded as Dire Dawa's top restaurant. By this point I'd been in Dire Dawa a few days and was resigned to the fact that it would be fly blown and limited.
Paradiso advertises itself as an 'Italian' restaurant and they do have Italian dishes on the menu!
Pasta in a red (tomato guys?) sauce
Pasta in red sauce with tuna
Macaroni (imported) in a red sauce
Macaroni in red sauce with tuna
All means come with accompaniments (possibly this is how it gets the 'best' tag), a plate of salad lovingly cooked in the authentic local water, the usual two bricks of stale bread and 43,000 flies.