Ambo serves up bold flavors of Ethiopia

The Bellingham Herald
November 27, 2014
By Kie Relyea

Sampler plate at Ambo Ethiopian Cuisine at Bellingham Public Market PATRICIA BOYCE — Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
Sampler plate at Ambo Ethiopian Cuisine at Bellingham Public Market
PATRICIA BOYCE — Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Name: Ambo Ethiopian Cuisine.

Location: Bellingham Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Find more on its Facebook page. 360-927-8714.

Quick bite: For nine years, Mulu Belay dished up a taste of Ethiopian cuisine from her food stall at the Bellingham Farmers Market — surprising diners who had no idea that lentil stew was rave-worthy. Earlier in November, she moved to the Bellingham Public Market and fulfilled her dream of opening a restaurant. Her menu remains small, with two new lamb dishes rounding out the staples of lentil stew and chicken stew. With such bold flavors, the menu doesn’t need to be expansive to be impressive.

Prices range from $7.50 to $12, which includes one of four sides.

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