Deja Vu: Ethiopian Cuisine

  • March 23, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Since the first time I tried Ethiopian food at the age of 17 (20-something years ago, shhh - a lady never tells her age) in Washington DC, I fell in LOVE. It was my mother's Southern/"soul food" cooking mixed with Indian spices. Ethiopian food was probably the catalyst that made me start this group. No one would go with me to eat it - friends, coworkers... I ate alone.

Ethiopian food is VEGAN & VEGETARIAN friendly.

 

Rules for eating Ethiopian food:

1. Wash your hands.

2. Injera is the staple bread and is used as your utensil. It is a flat, spongy, slightly sour bread (think giant crepe, made from teff flour). Use small pieces to scoop up your food and enjoy.

3. You can ask for a fork but not as much fun.

4. You can order individual dishes or multiple people can join together and share sampler platters (my suggestion), that's the concept of Ethiopian food "sharing" - thus, wash your hands. Share your food and enjoy!

5. Wash your hands again (see a pattern here). They will smell like cardamom for days.

They do accept debit and credit cards and will split our bills.

Directions:

Just south of the I-24 & Harding Place Sam’s Club on Antioch Pike at Perimeter Hill Drive intersect. If you are unsure how to get there, call me #426-6684.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Rose

Mesob’s website: http://www.mesobcuisine.com/

Mesob’s Menu: http://www.mesobcuisine.com/revisedMenu.pdf

More about Ethiopian Cuisine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian_cuisine

Basics:

Hello: selam

Welcome: merhaba

Good morning: dehaando hadrika (m) / hadirkee (f)

Good afternoon: dehaando weelka (m) / weelkee (f)

Good evening: dehaando amsika (m) / amsikee (f)

Goodbye: dehaan kun

Yes: u-we

No: aykonen

Please: bejaka (m) bejakee (f)

Thank you: yekanyeley

Excuse me: yikrie-ta

I'm sorry: aytehazeley

How are you?: kemay aleka (m)/ alekee (f)

My name is.: shemey. iyu

I don't understand: ayeterede-anen

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  • Katy

    Excellent food and always good company.

    3 · March 23, 2013

  • Rose L.

    Had a great time. Great service. It was a pleasure seeing everyone. Loved seeing Katy's mom (as always), Bena and James' guests and Andrew, Linda, Carrie & Toy (who've been AWOL for too long). As the restaurant requested as we were leaving, please go to their FB page and write a review. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mesob-Ethiopian-Restaurant-Nashville/165539140205444?fref=ts

    2 · March 23, 2013

    • Rose L.

      Oh and Reggie, but you're a regular now!!! Please bring your friends again. Would love to get to know them. I loved that your friend pointed out I was eating my oxtail all wrong... should be like chicken wings.

      1 · March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My phone hates me. Sorry for multiple comments.

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    too

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hiya! Looking forward to meeting you guy. A couple of friends said they were interested so we'll probably have our own tablehin

    March 23, 2013

  • Reggie

    Had to take my roommate something at the hospital I'm in route should be there in 15, Rose please save me a seat I want to sit next to you if possible!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Rose L.

    Reminder: We are at capacity. Yea! If your plans have changed, please update your RSVP as soon as possible. I would like to have an accurate count for the restaurant, preferably by 11am. Thanks for your cooperation. See you there!

    March 23, 2013

    • Reggie

      Jen if you go and an update your RSVP to No it will make another spot available for someone else.

      March 23, 2013

    • Reggie

      I just love technology and how it works when we use it! :-)

      March 23, 2013

  • James Q

    I might have a few friends joining me, so we might just a separate table.

    March 22, 2013

    • Rose L.

      Thanks, James! Yes, depending on the actual turnout, we may need separate tables. It was a little cramped last time.

      March 23, 2013

  • Jodi M.

    I'll be showing houses. Have a wonderful time.

    March 22, 2013

  • Liz

    I'm the same way you are Rose I can only stand Festival's for a couple hours too see you at the cheery blossom festival and for dinner

    2 · February 24, 2013

  • Rose L.

    WOW! Just realized I schedule this on the same day as the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival. It will be a busy day for me... Guess I will go early and snack early and save room for Ethiopian food.

    1 · February 24, 2013

    • Reggie

      I saw that but dont really understand the cherry tree thing. Since it's a 9-4 time folks can still eat lunch and do cherry tree walking!

      1 · February 24, 2013

    • Rose L.

      Yes, I plan to go early and stay for a couple hours then head to Ethiopian. I can't stand festivals for more than a couple hours at a time. I go for the food. I'll snack light while I'm there and save room.

      1 · February 24, 2013

  • Marie P.

    I won't be able to attend since it is the same day as the cherry blossom festival... :-( maybe another time...

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I bring a friend?

    February 23, 2013

    • Rose L.

      Yes you may. Just update your RSVP at the top & add +1 to the box.

      February 23, 2013

  • Dan F.

    Oh bollox! I shan't be able to make this one!

    February 23, 2013

    • Rose L.

      So, sorry. We have two events.

      February 23, 2013

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