Eating to Live on the Outside: Rahel Ethiopian Veggie Cuisine

It’s Saturday! And before I head off to Yoga, time for Eating to Live on the Outside and this week, I’m off to Los Angeles, California to eat at Rahel Ethiopian Veggie Cuisine. I wish! Not really, I’ll be flipping through the internet menu to see what looks good. Ha, fooled you!

Rahel is pretty awesome, lots and lots of tasty goodies to choose from. In fact, nearly all the food is worth a look. So, without any further ado, here’s a breakdown of stuff I might order:

Yemsir Kik Wot (Split lentil stew)

  • Split lentils in red pepper sauce and spices; pretty simple, looks good.

Yefasolia Wot (Mixed vegetable stew)

  • Steamed string beans, carrots and seasoned with garlic, ginger and turmeric; steamed veggies are always good.

Yeatkilt Wot (Vegetable stew)

  • Steamed vegetables, carrots and potatoes with spices; same deal here.


  • Steamed greens with seasoned garlic and green pepper; impossible to beat greens!

Yeater Alicha (Split-pea stew)

  • Steamed split peas and onions, seasoned with garlic and onions; I’m digging all the garlic.

Yemitin Shiro Wot (Chick pea stew)

  • Powdered peas, chick peas and red pepper sauce with assorted spices; I’ve never had powdered peas before.

Yeshiro Alicha (Mild chick pea stew)

  • Mild powdered peas sauce, chick peas and spices; looks tasty, but you’ll be farting a lot.

Zucchini Wot (zucchini stew)

  • Steamed zucchini with spices; I’m Italian, I love zucchini!

Yedinch Wot (Potato stew)

  • Steamed potatoes, red pepper sauce and spices; sounds cool.

Veggie Banatu

  • Tomatoes, green peppers, garlic and onions, served with injera; I’ll pass on the injera, its bread.

Rahel looks great! As for what I’d order. I like the Greens or the Yeatkilt Wot. And you might consider one of the combo platters, but that looks like a lot of food. Maybe share with friends! Some of the juices are interesting too, like Telba, made with flaxseed. Anyone ever try it before?

Yeah, I dig Rahel. Even the side salads look awesome! But now it’s your turn. Take a few minutes, read through Rahel’s menu and let me know what you’d order. Do like something different? Tell me! Peace.

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Sophia - February 28, 2009 3:43 PM

I ate there last week, and it was delicious! Lunch special was super cheap, really tasty, and some of the best ethiopian food I've ever had. Highly recommended.

melody Scherubel - March 2, 2009 1:22 PM

I'll have what you're having. Plus the carrot cake!

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