Meskerem: "Try Ethiopian food in Adams Morgan!" Washington D.C. Restaurant Tip by SummerDC

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Washington DC has a large and vibrant Ethiopian community, which makes it a great place to sample Ethiopian cuisine. It will appeal to fans of savory and spicy ethnic cuisines, and the spices are mellow enough for children and those with tender tounges. It's DELICIOUS, I tell you, and if you haven't tried it it's worth it just for the experience of eating it.

Ethiopian food generally consists of stewed dishes and finely-chopped salads, all served communaly on a large platter covered with layers of injera. Injera is the traditional bread, which is like a large crepe made from a mildly fermented batter. A plate of extra injera is served on the side. Diners tear off a small piece of injera (right hand only, please!) and use it to pick up morsels of food.

Favorite Dish: I recommend getting one of the "messob" (combination) meals for two or more people. These meals give you a lot of different tastes to try, and it makes ordering easier.

Ethiopian restaurants are fabulous for vegetarians and vegans. The vegetarian messob at Meskerem is a delicious, festive and satisfying meal.

Address: 2434 18th St NW -- Adams Morgan neighborhood
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Shuttle busses run from the Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan metro station on the red line.
Phone: 202-462-4100
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: African

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 19, 2004
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