I know, I know... didn't we just have Ethiopian two weeks ago?
This is another of my favorite places (and very close to my house & heart). I have known the owners, Debere & Dawit, for years (since 2007 or maybe before when they managed Horn of Africa) - long before I ever dreamed up the idea for "What the Pho?". They moved here from Gondar, Ethiopia in 2002. I bumped into Dawit at the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival and after a big hug, he invited us to visit - as many as you like he said.
Ethiopian food and Debere & Dawit were probably the catalysts that made me start this group. No one would go with me to eat it - friends, coworkers... there I sat at Horn of Africa holding a book. Do you have any idea how hard it is to eat Ethiopian food while trying to read a book?
Ethiopian food is probably my "first love". Yes, I grew up on Korean and Vietnamese food, but that was normal food for me since the age of 6. I first tried Ethiopian food at the age of 17 in Washington DC (20+++ years ago) and fell in LOVE with something different than anything I had ever known. I hope you love it just as much.
Ethiopian food is VEGETARIAN friendly.
Menu: is not on their website YET but can be found in the "More/Files" section above.
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 nearly as much fun.
4. You can order individual dishes or multiple people can join together and share combo 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 spices for days.
They do accept debit and credit cards and will split our bills.
Goha is located at 2525 Murfreesboro Pike in a little yellow house next to Suntrust Bank (between Edge O'Lake & Dover Glen, just north of the Bell Road intersection). As always, if you get lost, call my cell #[masked]-6684.