Sheba Rockville


Queen of Sheba


Ethiopian Food

Ethiopian food  

Sheba Authentic Ethiopian restaurant

located conveniently off of Nicholson Lane in Rockville, Maryland.

Ethiopian Food

Characteristically consists of spicy vegetable, meat or chicken dishes, usually in the form of wot, a thick stew, served atop injera, a large sourdough flat bread which is about 14 inches in diameter and made out of fermented wheat and grass like grain called teff flour. Teff is the tiniest grain in the world and is gluten-free. Injera is not only a kind of bread it’s also an eating utensil. In Ethiopia and Eritrea, this spongy sour flatbread is used to scoop up meat and vegetable stews. Injera also lines the tray on which the stews are served, soaking up their juices as the meal progresses.

TEJ Honey Wine

Tej is a national drink of Ethiopia. It is a golden sweet honey-wine made from fermented honey and a special kind of hope called Gesho. It is similar to mead. When glasses are filled with Tej, they contain the same golden drink that was enjoyed by Queen of Sheba and King Solomon in 950 BC.


A combination of powdered chili pepper, garlic, ginger and other spices. It is an important ingredient used in many meat and vegetarian dishes.

Niter Kibbeh

Seasoned clarified butter infused with cardamom, and several herbs and spices.

Wot (Wat)

A thick Stew made from a slow cooked chopped red onion which is simmered or sautéed with berbere and other Ethiopian spices.


Meat, chicken or vegetables are sautéed to make tibs. Tibs is served normal or special, "special tibs" is served on a hot dish with vegetables mixed in.


A distinctive Ethiopian dish which consists of raw or rare prime ground beef marinated in mitmita, a very spicy chili powder and niter kibbeh, seasoned clarified butter.


Is an act of friendship. During a meal with friends, a person may strip off a piece of injera, roll it in the sauce, and then put the rolled injera into a friend's mouth. This is called a gursha, and the larger the gursha, the stronger the friendship.