EMPRESS TAYTU ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT
6125 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44103
One check for groups of six or more
Setting charge (with no food order)  $5 per person
Extra serving of Injera $2

Appetizer, Soups, and Salads

1.   Sambusa                                                                    2.   Ambasha
Crisp pastry triangles filled with choice                      Traditional skillet-baked bread,
of Lentils or Beef spiced with onion,                           served with the choice of:
garlic, ginger, and coriander     $5.00                            a) Home made, spiced
cottage cheese (Ayib)   $6.00
b) Collard greens (Gomen)   $5.00

3.   Appetizer combo                                                       4.   Shorba (soup)
Two lentil sambusas, two beef sambusas,               Lentil & onion homemade soup,
cottage cheese (Ayib), and collard greens                    a) Cup      $3.50
with ambasha      $12.00                                                   b) Bowl      $4.50

5.   Foule                                                                            6.   Kai’sir  (beets with potatoes)
Hearty broad bean dish spiced and                             Cold salad: beets, potatoes,
garnished with fresh diced tomatoes                           onions fresh lemon, olive oil,
green peppers and onions. Served with                      house special vinaigrette $6.00
ambasha bread. Choice of olive oil or
butter. Mild      $9.00

7.   House Salad                                                               8.   Tomato Salad
Spring mix garden salad with                                         Fresh red tomatoes mixed with
a colorful variety of crisp, fresh                                       chopped onions, laced with jalapenos.
vegetables with special house                                       Vinaigrette dressing     $7.00
vinaigrette dressing     $6.50
Added beef or chicken     $11.50

9.   Yetesenega Karya
Seasonal hot pepper split and stuffed with jalapeños,
tomatoes and onions mixed with ‘kotchkotcha’ (hot pepper
and spice sauce) — Pepper with peppers with peppers!        $3.00 a piece

Combination Dishes

Kik-alicha (yellow split pea), misir (red lentils), gomen (collard greens), tikil gomen (cabbage), segawat (spiced beef cubes), minchetabish (ground beef with spice blend), and dorowat (spicy chicken sauce).

Side salad with house dressing
available for $3.00

10.   Vegetable Combination                                           11.   Double Meat Combination
Combination of four vegetable dishes:                          Combination of two meat
kik (yellow split pea), misir (lentils),                                stews: Dorowat (chicken)
gomen (collards),                                                               and Minchetabish (beef)
and tikil gomen (cabbage)      $13.50                             Medium      $15.00

12.   Meat and Veggie Combo
Combination of two meat dishes –  dorowat and kai
minchetabish – and three vegetables: kik-alicha, misir, and
tikil gomen      $17.50

Vegetarian Entrees

Served with your choice of kik-alicha, misir, and tikil gomen.
Side salad with house dressing      $3.50

13.   Misir                                                                              14.   Tikil Gomen
Red split lentils cooked in berbere                                  Lightly spiced vegetable stew of
sauce and fine herbs, and blended with                        cabbage, carrots, and potatoes.
chopped onions. Medium. $11.00                                   Mild.      $9.00

15.   Shiro                                                                             16.   Kik-alicha
Mixed legumes prepared with ginger                              Yellow split peas flavored with
root, rue seed, bishop’s weed, and                                 tumeric, green peppers, and
garlic cooked with berbere sauce.                                   various spices. Mild.      $10.00
Medium.      $13.00

17.   Gomen
Chopped collard greens cooked with onions,
garlic, ginger, lightly laced with jalapeños.Mild. $10.00

Meat Entrees
Served with your choice of kik-alicha, misir, gomen, and tikil gomen.
Side salad with house dressing available for $3.00

18.   Minchetabish                                                               19.   Segawat
Savory chopped top ground beef                                     Tender beef cubes, stewed with
cooked with a tasty combination of                                  berbere sauce and flavored with
seasoning and spices. Mild.   $12.00                             onions, garlic, and ginger root.
Spicy.    $15.00

20.   Fer-fer                                                                            21.   Bozena shiro
Pieces of injera deliciously soaked .                              Mixed legumes with beef prepared
with segawat (berbere beef wat)                                     with ginger root, rue seed, bishop’s
Medium.      $11.00                                                             weed, and  garlic cooked with
berbere sauce. Medium.   $15.00
.
22.   Dorowat (chicken) — House Special
Premier Ethiopian ceremonial dish fancy-cooked homestyle. A piece of
chicken breast and drumstick marinated in lemon, sautéed in spiced butter,
stewed in berbere sauce with onion, garlic, ginger root, and served with hard boiled
egg, homemade cottage cheese, and collard greens. Spicy.      $18.00

23.   Sega Tibs
Lean beef cubes sautéed in spiced butter,
green peppers, onion, and rosemary. Specify hot or mild.      $16.00

24.   Chicken Tibs                                                                 25.   Shrimp Tibs
Cubes of chicken breast sautéed in                                Shrimp sautéed in spiced butter.
spiced butter, green peppers, onions,                             green peppers, onions, and
and rosemary. Specify hot or mild.   $16.00                    rosemary.
Specify hot or mild. $17.00

If You Dare

26.   Kitfo                                                                                 27.   Gored-Gored
Ethiopian favorite, raw diced lean beef                           Cubes of raw lean beef spiced with
spiced with awazé (hot) sauce, jalapeño                       awazé sauce (hot), jalapeño peppers,
peppers served with home made cottage                      served with home made cottage
cheese. $17.00                                                                    cheese. $17.00

Note: Specify: raw (teré) or slightly cooked (leb-leb), and hot or mild.

Taytu Special Tibs Dinners
Served with yetesegena karya (hot stuffed pepper)

28.   Sega (beef)                                                                   29.   Yebeg (lamb)
Choice cubes of lean beef fried with                               Choice cubes of lean lamb fried with
spiced butter, onions, rosemary, and                             spiced butter, onions, rosemary, and
served still cooking in clay charcoal                                served still cooking in clay charcoal
grill.                                                                                         grill.

Specify hot or mild.   $24.00                                              Specify hot or mild.   $26.00
Double order – add $17.00                                               Double order – add $18.00

30.   Inguday Tibs
Mushrooms sautéed with spiced butter, onions, garlic,
ginger and berbere, served steaming in clay charcoal grill.
Note: choice of butter or olive oil
Specify hot or mild      $15.00

Desserts

30.   Missionary’s Delight                                                    31. Peanut-Butter Injera
Vanilla ice cream with chocolate                                       Taytu original: rolls of injera with
syrup or mango juice. $5.00                                               peanut butter and sugar inside. $5.00

32.  Taytu cake
Home made chocolate or vanilla cake with ice cream.   $6.00

33. Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony:

Special after-dinner treat, a traditional, leisurely ceremony starting with the roasting of green
coffee Ethiopian beans in the kitchen, the smoking pan of aromatic beans brought to your
table. The coffee is served from a jebena (clay pot), poured into small traditional coffee
cups, with incense burning on the side. Served with ambasha bread. (Decaf available).
For 1 or 2 people      $12                                                                                                                         For each additional person      $3

Historical note: Coffee originated in the Ethiopian province known as Keffa,
where it grows wild.