Fond of experimenting with exotic cuisines? Here’s a quick photo blog by Aishwarya Menon, that tells you what you just cannot miss on your next trip to Morocco!
Morocco, known for its stunning sights and unforgettable attractions has for centuries been a social hub, where tourists and travellers have got together to enjoy themselves. There was a time when southern tribesmen and Berber nomads would frequent the towns of Morocco to spend time on pleasurable pursuits. The nomads still come by, albeit in the guise of backpackers and tourists from all over the world.
Famous for its snake charmers, acrobats, monkey tamers, henna artists, and story-tellers, little do people know Morocco outshines itself when it comes to its mouth-watering cuisines. This hip and happening country has contributed to gorgeous souks and fascinating restaurants and street food culture. If you’re visiting Morocco, here’s what you absolutely must eat to satiate your palate.
Moroccan Tajine of Kafta
This slow-cooked savoury dish, typically made of lamb or beef, is cooked using all the right components of colourful spices and fresh herbs.
Thick Moroccan Harira Soup
Abundant with fresh vegetables, lentils and meat, a hot steaming bowl of Harira soup is the first choice of Moroccans to break the fast, during the holy month of Ramadan.
Salad plays a very important role in Moroccan meals. Zaalouk, also eaten as a dip, is a traditional Moroccan eggplant salad seasoned with cumin, paprika and garlic.
Mixed Vegetable Tajine
Vegetable dishes in Morocco aren’t uncommon. The traditional meal served for the first course, a tajine, is usually vegetarian and contains almost always consists of bell peppers and tomatoes.
Meatballs With Olives and Eggs
One of the specialties in Morocco, you should definitely not miss the slow-cooked meatballs, best served with olives and eggs in tomato sauce.
Also known as ‘Seksu’, couscous is a simple white pasta dish traditionally rolled by hand. In Berber tradition, couscous is served with a bowl of buttermilk.
Moroccan meals are best served with this famous side dish of grilled eggplant, dipped in a spicy mix of harissa sauce or other alternatives.
A classy replacement of alcohol, mint tea is highly considered a symbol of Moroccan hospitality, culture, and tradition. Mint tea served here is also called as Moroccan or Berber Whiskey.
Oriental Style Pomegranate Tea
Heavily sweetened with sugar, pomegranate tea offers a blast of flavours in each sip you take.
Fact File On Morocco
Official Language: Arabic, Berber, Darija
Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD)
Food & Drinks: Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Couscous, Pastilla, Tajine, Tanjia, Harira, Soup, Green Tea, Atai, etc
Time zone: GMT + 1 (UTC+1)
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