Graze Anatomy: Meaza

Exploring Ethiopian Cuisine

Meaza: 5700 Columbia Pike, Falls Church; 703-820-2870; Get started on the road to dining enlightenment by checking out the corresponding “Food U.” feature in our June issue.


Photography by Rebecca Kim

1. Don’t be intimated by the bright pink! It’s just potato salad with beets, onions, jalapenos, and house dressing.
2. Stewed collard greens with garlic and onion
3. Red snapper stew with tomato, onion, garlic, paprika and awaze
4. Stewed yellow peas with onion, garlic, and turmeric (mostly what makes this dish so yellow)
5. Stewed lentils with onion, garlic, and awaze
6. Stewed ground yellow peas, onion, and garlic
7. Shredded fresh cabbage with tomato and house dressing
8. Steamed cabbage with onion, garlic, carrots and turmeric (which makes everything neon yellow)
9. Tomato salad with pieces of injera, jalapenos, onion, garlic, house dressing and awaze
10. Light, homemade cheese eaten with the kitfo
11. Kitfo a.k.a .Ethiopian beef tartare
12. Meaza tibs- sautéed beef with onion, garlic, and jalapenos
13. Beware of the fiery awaze!
14. You’ll get two injeras on the side so you won’t have to rip apart and destroy your meal.
15. Doro wat, a respected, time consuming meat stew with lots of spices