Ethiopian Cuisine

  • Oct 12, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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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 holding a book. Do you have any idea how hard it is to eat Ethiopian food while trying to read a book?

Since the first time I tried Ethiopian food at the age of 17 (20++ years ago, shhh - a lady never tells her age) in Washington DC, I fell in LOVE. It was a combination of my mother's Southern/"soul food" cooking mixed with Indian spices.

Ethiopian food is 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.


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!


Mesob’s website:

Mesob’s Menu:

More about Ethiopian Cuisine:


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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  • Brian C.

    I wish I could have made it out today!

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • Rose L.

    BTW, if you're in the mood for pasta, check out the Ethiopian spaghetti on the menu.

    October 12, 2013

  • Rose L.


    Located on Antioch Pike in a strip mall behind Sam's Club off I-24 & Harding. If you are unsure how to get there, call me #[masked]

    October 12, 2013

  • Craig P

    Sorry for the flip flop on the RSVP. Looking forward to my first Ethiopian meal.

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • Rose L.

    Awesome! Still at 14. Update if you can't make it so I can give the restaurant and accurate count. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

    October 11, 2013

  • James Q

    We decided to head down to Chattanooga instead.

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • Marietta K

    Looks like I'll be heading out of town for the weekend...hope you all have a good time!

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could make this one but we'll be at the March Against Monsanto at that time.

    1 · October 8, 2013

  • Bonakravortynie C.

    Sorry change of plans. We will catch up with everyone soon. Hope you have a wonderful time.

    1 · October 8, 2013

  • Rose L.

    RSVP has been made. Please update your RSVP if you are unable to attend so the "I want a spot" people can opt to take your vacancy. Thank you! I look forward to seeing some new faces, and some familiar ones.

    October 8, 2013

  • Michelle - T.

    I took my 4yr old for lunch there today. I was very disappointed by my Meat n Veggie combo $15 plate. I told the server 1) not spicy at all for my girl who can only eat the veggies and chicken. 2) Very spicy for the beef & lamb for me. But I got spicy for the chicken that was very tough and 2 veggies. Therefore, she could only eat the yellow lentils. And the beef had no spice at all (the server said that my girl could eat that even though I had already told her she doesn't eat any meat) and yet it was fairly raw n pink! Neither my girl nor I enjoyed our meal. I will say there's an Ethiopian restaurant called Goja that is really good! Been there 3x. Their service n food are stellar. Just my 2 cents.

    October 2, 2013

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