Our top 7 recommended dishes during your travel in Morocco
Top 7 Dishes you should put on your „must try“ list when traveling Morocco
Are you planning on going on a trip to Morocco soon? Or just interested in different cuisines? Well here is a list of dishes we would recommend you to try.
Tajines are slow-cooked savory stews, typically made with sliced meat, poultry or fish combined with vegetables or fruit. The name origins from the pottery that they are made in. Tajines are usually a shared dish, where everyone has their specific corner.
Specialty: Mix of sweet, sour and savory.
Pro tip: Eat with bread and hands but always stay in your corner of the Tajine when shared!
Cous Cous are small steamed balls of semolina (durum wheat), usually served with a stew spooned on top. Properly cooked couscous is light and fluffy, not gummy or gritty. The taste is not to be compared to rice.
Specialty: Gives texture to anything you eat.
Pro tip: Try it out as a „sweet Cous cous“ with milk, powdered sugar, cinnamon and almonds.
Moroccan eggs are cooked Tomatoes with poached eggs, often times a little spicy with a bit of parsley on top. It is mostly served in a terra-cotta bowl. The different textures of the tomatoes, eggs and parsley make this simple dish something special.
Specialty: very easy to make and good for any time of the day. It’s a Power booster for any surfer!
Pro tip: Eat hot with toasted bread.
Chebakia are strips of dough often rolled to resemble a rose, deep-fried until golden, then coated with a syrup made of honey and rosewater and sprinkled with sesame. It’s a must have in Ramadan. Just keep in mind that it’s very very sweet.
Specialty: Perfect snack to fill you up. Surprisingly cheap.
Pro tip: Best served with Mint tea or Nos Nos (coffee with milk).
Amlous is a thick brown paste with a texture similar to peanut butter, obtained by grinding roasted almond and Argan oil, mixed with honey. Usually served for breakfast or afternoon tea.
Specialty: Believed to be very healthy because of the Argan Oil.
Pro tip: Just try it on anything sweet, you can’t really go wrong. Addiction-factor is very high 😉
Msmen is flat bread made with organic wheat flour (or all purpose flour), semolina, oil , and butter. It looks, tastes like a mixture between bread and pancake. The taste does of them not only make them special but also their square shape.
Specialty: Works sweet and savory
Pro tip: Best eaten hot, drizzled with honey or Amlou.
Green tea prepared with spearmint leaves and sugar. Traditionally made by the head male in the family and offered to guests as a sign of hospitality. Denying a cup/glass of mint tea is often seen as disrespectful.
Pro tip: Perfect for after surfing!
Enjoy your travel and food…hmmmm