Bale is a spectacular region of Ethiopia that I recommend any traveler (domestic or international) to take the time and visit. Most guidebooks and seasoned sojourners brag about the unique wildlife (nyalas, warthogs, and hyena) or the breathtaking panoramic cordillera. All of the above merit a trip to the watershed territory, but less known incentive is the Bale Bayanet. Bayanet is a variety dish featuring vegetables served in little concentric piles on a plate of injeria. The Bale bayanet has a wide variety, fresh spices, lots of color, and of course – all local.