Find a feast of exciting tastes at Dessie Ethiopian Restaurant and Market in Wheaton, Maryland 20902 located at 2655 University Blvd West. When you enter it will seem that you are in another part of the world. To quote one reporter, "Enter and find yourself transported in what seems like a shop on the out skirts of Dessie, Ethiopia." Menu items include: Yebeg Tibs (tender lamb cubes fried with spices, hot pepper and onions), Key Wot (fresh beef cooked with hot pepper and Ethiopian spices), Kitfo (minced meat seasoned with spiced butter and hot red pepper) and all served on and with injera, a sourdough-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture.
Dessie's market has several types of injera (the national bread of Ethiopia) including sergana teff injera and taam yalew ingera made in part or all with teff flour. Our small market has what you need to make your own Ethiopian food at home! We also carry CDs of Ethiopian music and Ethiopian magazines.
Many Saturday evenings include traditional music performed by various groups.
Beyaynetu is the Amharic word that refers to a combination platter of numerous vegetarian dishes. Dessie's has two offerings: Yefisik Beyaynetu which is a combination of Yebeg Fitfit, Key Wot, Doro Wot, Kitfo and two types of Vegetarian side dishes and Beyaynetu which is a vegetarian entree made of a combination of any five vegetable selections.