Meals by Genet
After my last post on Ethiopian cuisine in LA, my former neighbor tells me that I need to try his favorite Ethiopian restaurant in all of LA located in Little Ethiopia. Having not ventured out enough to try the array of restaurants on Fairfax and being a regular at Merkato, I thought I’d give his suggestion a shot. At first I perceived his opinion to be a little biased since he was good friends with the owner and chef but I thought I’d try it anyway, especially since he was raving about their vegetarian combination.
The first sign of approval for me was their honey wine availability. Now not every Ethiopian restaurant carries it, but they did. I like to know that I can enjoy a good Ethiopian meal with some Ethiopian honey wine on the side and a glass will do just fine (thank you very much). He had ordered before I got there informing me that although their meals take a while to prepare, since she prepares every meal with her own touch, it would be worth the wait. I didn’t mind at all, wine in hand, sipping it slowly to prepare my palette for what we were about to enjoy.
When the veggie combination came out, since it was my first time, I had every vegetable explained to me. Oh man, I was in heaven! I couldn’t believe how good it was! You could definitely taste the butter within each bite and the flavors were so distinct. I couldn’t put my injera down as I kept going for the variety of flavors within this tasty combination. It was so good that for that entire meal, I forgot about any other Ethiopian restaurant that I had eaten at prior, so focused on the quality of Genet’s vegetarian combo. I never thought the quality of Ethiopian food could be so high as what I enjoyed here.
A return to Meals by Genet is a definite must! I can’t wait to take all my vegetarian/vegan and/or health conscious friends back here for another experience. Maybe I’ll just use that as an excuse for a gluttonous Ethiopian experience ;)