A friend and I were rushing to catch a movie yesterday in NE seattle, and hoped to check out the Taco Truck at 145/15. He was just latching the door, but pointed us toward a little Ethiopian place called Enat. Enat means mother in Amharic and fits this very family-style little restaurant. We were seated in the main dining area and could overhear the teen daughther tutoring a smaller child. We asked the mother of the house to give us a tour of the menu but this was not greatly more informative than the menu itself (If only we had thought to grab the teen daughter, whose English was very good...). In the end, we bought a ten-dollar combination plate and were served promptly and graciously. The platter came covered by a sheet of Njera that overlapped the edges and the 6 or 8 little
heaps of savory lentils, meats, and stewish dishes, with another great Njera accompanying. There wasn't time to sample from the bar, but we will definitely be going back there. I have little experience with Ethiopian cuisine and look forward to the impressions and insights of other hounds.
Enat 11546 15th Av NE