My husband and I are both vegan and we had dinner at Ras Dashen on a recent trip to Chicago. The restaurant had lots of options they said we could eat and we ordered a big platter with small servings of the following stews around the sides:
Tikil Gomen Alicha (cabbage and potato --pretty good)
Qosta (garlicky greens -- really quite good)
Diblik Atkilt (a tomato-y vegetable stew-- yum)
Misser Wat (spicy lentils--pretty good)
Kik Alicha (yellow split peas-- also good),
Yequay Tikil Gomen (sweet and sour red cabbage-- this was delicious and almost Asian-tasting).
In the center of the plate we got a bigger serving of the Special Mushroom Wat, which was good but not as great as some of the side dishes.
Everything tasted good and nothing was disappointing. It was a great meal, better than any we've had at an Ethiopian restaurant in LA, where we live.I told the server that, and he asked me to post it, so I said I would. The food was so tasty that we even took the leftovers to our hotel room.
But then came the next morning when the meal seemed to disagree with me and I had to make a trip to the pharmacy. I'm still not sure if that was really the fault of the food, since my husband didn't have the same problem despite eating all the same things. But I'm not sure I'd risk going there again, either.