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Soo, i may go to a vegan Ethiopian restaurant tomorrow.  I've never been to one before so im just curious if any of you have eaten this type of food and if so what you recommend...or any other information that youd like to share.  thanks!

Soo, i may go to a vegan Ethiopian restaurant tomorrow.  I've never been to one before so im just curious if any of you have eaten this type of food and if so what you recommend...or any other information that youd like to share.  thanks!

i had the pleasure of eating at an Ethiopian restaurant here in Seattle-land last December.  This particular restaurant had vegan specific options - which was great.  The one thing that i remember that really stands out at me is the bread they use - called injera.  It's great for tearing apart and using to eat your food with.  Also, from my limited understanding - traditional Ethiopian food is shared amongst many - so you might see a big vegan dish that you can order to be shared amongst more then one person - injera bread included.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injera

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Ethiopian, can you say HOT?  I went to the one in Denver once and felt like I was breathing fire for the next couple of days. LOL

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oh, how i miss injera!  i used to live in seattle and we used to take out-of-state family to eat ethiopian whenever they came to visit!  i love injera and tearing it up to eat with it!  such a unique way to eat food and such big, yummy portions, too!  all i've ever eaten from there is the big combo platter like sirdidymus posted with multiple things to sample.  not even sure what else they might have had aside from meat options. 

you should definitely go if you can... enjoy!

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Ethiopian, can you say HOT?  I went to the one in Denver once and felt like I was breathing fire for the next couple of days. LOL

if i may, i'd like to add that where I ate - the food wasn't spicy/hot at all.  i believe they did the traditional restaurant thing of letting us choose what level of "heat" we wanted the food to be at.

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is it all vegan or do you have to find vegan things?
if it's all vegan i can maybe recommend things to you but finding vegan stuff... no idea!

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ok so i DID end up going today!!  The place was all vegan :)!  It was soo tasty, the Injera tasted a bit too salty at first but thats because my taste buds just werent use to it yet, but after they adjusted it tasted delicious!  sos and I shared the dish, we were not able to finish it all but took home left overs.  heres the website to the place we went ww.rahelveggiecuisine.com.

Thanks everyone for the info :)

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I've been wanting to go try Ethiopian food here lately...

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I buy home made injera from a couple of my English as a second language students.  I adore the stuff, and it's not easy to make at home unless you want to deal with feeding the sourdough starter for it on a regular basis and making the injera daily to use it up. 

But I don't have too many good wat recipes.  I sometimes eat the warm injera plain as I'm driving home from class.  Or I'll wrap spicy refried beans in it.  But i do need more recipes.

How I love injera!

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