Meals By Genet--what to get?
I know there have been lots of posts on Ethiopian food on this board, but being a first-timer to Meals By Genet, I'm wondering what are some must-haves. Someone mentioned a salad of some kind here that was pretty fantastic. We'll be going there tonight and if we were to order just a couple items , what shouldn't we miss? thanks!
Veggie platter and chicken doro wat, of course.
But my true favorite here is kitfo - raw beef, loaded up with glorious spices, and pounded I think with some... cracked wheat?... for that magically glooey texture.
Foul is also excellent.
Fried trout is simple, but perfect.
Actually, there's not anything on the menu that ain't great.
Honey wine goes shockingly (or unshockingly) well with the food.
Still my favorite Ethiopian ever, by about four leagues.
the food is great at MbGenet. That said, i'd avoid the weekendwhen it is supercrowded as I feel the kitchen gets overwhelmed.
Second - they no longer serve the coffee ritual. If you want that, you need to go next door to Messob I believe. People hung around too long at Genet's and it was hard to turn over tables, or so the waiter explained to me.
I was there 2 weeks ago, and had a fantastic experience. The waiters are incredibly knowledgeable. Basically, you get the vegetarian platter, which they then supplement with the other dishes. Probably my two favorites there are the chicken doro wat (chicken stew-excellent) and the steak tibs. We had the lamb "yebesiga alitcha" which was also good.
Bottom line: all the ethiopian stuff is great, we had an amazing time. Enjoy!