Reporter Food: Taste of Ethiopia in Southfield

Reporter Food: Taste of Ethiopia in Southfield

(Crystal A. Proxmire, May 12, 2021)

Southfield, MI – For a meal rich with flavors and good health, Taste of Ethiopia in Southfield provides an amazing culinary experience, along with generous portions and affordable prices.  Carryout meals are easy, and Taste of Ethiopia also has their products in like Natural Food Patch, Organic Food and Vitamin Center, and Zerbo’s Health Food.

For my first, but certainly not last, visit I indulged in the Doro Tibs (item c2 on the menu).  This was a dish made of boneless chicken breast stir fried with garlic, ginger, and peppers served with rice that also had beans in it.  The rice sopped up the amazing sauce that even ordered mild left a little burning in my tongue.

Which made my second choice also a good one.  Item v4 is Yatakilt We’t – Cabbage and carrots. Steamed vegetables seasoned with garlic, ginger and sesame oil. These items just seemed to melt together in a way that makes my mouth water now to think about. Plus those veggies have some wonderful vitamins to help you feel healthy and nourished.

Another great thing about Taste of Ethiopia is the variety of fresh made juices and smoothies.  I opted for the Carrot Thunder, packing a big punch with carrots, apples, and ginger.  For desert I had a fried plantain.

Their website says “Taste of Ethiopia offers an authentic cultural dining experience that marries tradition with a healthy helping of soul,” and notes that owners Meski and Kassa opened the restaurant in Aug. 2005.

It says “the experience will excite your five senses. When you walk into Taste of Ethiopia, you will smell exotic spices, hear traditional music, see a rich authentic culture, touch our unique bread (Injera) and taste healthy food. We invite you to come in and experience the rich culture of Ethiopia.”

Taste of Ethiopia is located at 28639 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield.  Visit them online at


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