08 August 2008

OCEAN -- Wat's up!

Orange County Ethiopian Adoption Network

Wat’s Up!

Are you hungry for some injera and wat?

Come dine with us
Saturday, August 23rd 5:00 pm
Meals By Genet
Little Ethiopia, LA

If this will be your first time eating Ethiopian cuisine and you’re a little hesitant about it, let me assure you that it’s delicious! Prepare to eat with your hands. Before you eat, you wash your hands at the table in a big basin of water with soap. Then the food is oftentimes served in a mesob, which is a traditional tabletop with a colorful straw top to keep the food warm. All the dishes are served on top of injera, which is a big, spongy, sourdough flatbread made from teff (gluten free, fyi). You use the injera to pick up bites. No forks allowed, folks. There are many different kinds of wat which is a spicy stew. The only thing I turn my nose up at is kitfo, which is very spicy raw beef that's diced or ground. No can do. But, hey, you might love it! The vegetables and vegetable stews are very tasty, too. Ethiopian beer is quite delish, but a full menu of sodas, etc. are also available. After eating everything with your hands, at the end of the meal you wash them again at the table and finish up drinking some delicious Ethiopian coffee.

For those of you out of the area who want to try some of the best food you can put in your mouth, check out this site to find your local Ethiocuisine.

Please RSVP to my email address or by commenting on this post so I can secure a reservation as we’ll likely be a decent sized group.

I hope you’ll be there! Ciao!


emily said...

We can't make this one, we will be in ETHIOPIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so very much for the fun goodies we got in the mail today. LOVE them. We will think of you every time we wear them. :)

Elizabeth Lyons said...

Laurie -

Oh, I want to go so badly! Badly enough to drive to Orange County! When we went to the cultural dinner, I could only try a little bit because my stomach was still a bit wonky. But it was SOOO good. I've been wanting it again ever since. Luckily, we have 4 Ethiopian restaurants in the area, but I'd love to go with you guys!


Amy said...

I was wanting to look up Little Ethiopia when we were in LA! Dang it... I forgot!

So fun to meet you and your family! Thanks for taking some amazing pictures!! :)