FoodTrip to Morocco

Heads up : Don’t read this post if you are hungry 😀

Moroccan cuisine is one of the richest cuisines in the world, I’m not just saying that because I am Moroccan, but it’s true ^^.. This richness is a result of a glorious intercultural exchanges and interactions over the years. (Excuse my pride 😛 ) . Moroccan cuisine is a mix of Arabic, Andalusian, Berber and Mediterranean cuisines.

So if you are planning to visit Morocco, be sure not to miss one of this great meals:

1- Tajine :

The tajine dish is named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked. You can find a various type of tajines ( Chicken tajine, Meat tajine, fish tajine,…) with different types of vegetables.

tajine

The secret of a delicious Tajine is:

  • The Moroccan spices
  • The slow cooking (preferably natural wood cooking)
  • How many kinds of vegetable there are in your Tajine, the more the better 😉

It’s one of our tastiest simply made the dish and part of our culture, that’s why you can find a Tajine in every Moroccan household, not only in Morocco, but all over the world 😀 <3

2- Couscous :

I think most of you have heard of Couscous. or those who tried it, it is even better when prepared by a Moroccan 😛 . Couscous is the Maghrebi’s (North Africa) national dish. Fun fact: Berbers were preparing couscous as early as 238 to 148 BC.

It may sound weird, the majority of Moroccans eat couscous every Friday, which is a special day for Muslims. I don’t know how they all decided to eat it once a week. I think they were like “Couscous > Too much work > special > special day > Friday” (I cracked it 😀 ) .

moroccan cuisine
moroccan cuisine

Shoot!! I’m babbling again. Anyway, it’s really a special dish and a very tasty one (I’m starting to drawl :D) What’s a really good Couscous? For me, traditional Berber couscous with extra vegetables, presented in the traditional plate (earthenware or Woodenware).

 

3-Pastilla :

Pastilla is one of the royal dishes, It depends on the lifestyle of the individual, not everyone can afford to eat this royal dish on daily bases, but it’s Reall really tasty !!

I call it royal dish, because it’s present almost in every Moroccan wedding. There are two main types of Pastilla: Chicken and Sea Food, Its luxury level depends on the staffing. There are both delicious.

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SeaFood Pastilla

4- Harira :

Harira is the most known kind of soup in Morocco. Its frequency in household varies. Although, during the holy month of Ramadan. Harira is an important part of IFTAR table (fasting break) of most Moroccans, if not all of them 😀

harira
harira

5-Mssemen / beghrir:

These two are the number #2 sponsor of all holidays (religious holidays mostly) after the Moroccan pastries 🙂 . To make it simpler for you, it’s the equivalent of pancakes and crepes. So where ever you see these two, it’s happy town 😛

 

Goodness!! just by writing this post I feel so hungry

Travel Safe <3

 

 

Hey there! I am Asmaa, a 26 y-old travelblogger who loves discovering new places and learning new things

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