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What To Eat In Morocco: 9 Foods To Try

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access_time January 30, 2017 chat_bubble_outline 0 comments 3070 views

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!

Jamaa el Fna (also Djemaa el-Fnaa) is a square and market place in Marrakesh

Jamaa el Fna (also Djemaa el-Fnaa) is a square and market place in Marrakesh

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

 The splendid Moroccan Tajine of Kafta is sure to give a blast of flavours as you taste it

The splendid Moroccan Tajine of Kafta is sure to give a blast of flavours as you taste it

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

Harira Soup, the first choice of Moroccans for a full course meal

Harira Soup, the first choice of Moroccans to break the fast on Ramadan

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.

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Zaalouk

Moroccan Eggplant Salad

The mouthwatering Moroccan Eggplant Salad

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

Morocco typical dish meat and vegetable in a tajine

Morocco typical dish meat and vegetable in a 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

Morocco's speciality, slow cooked meatballs

Morocco’s specialty, slow cooked meatballs

One of the specialties in Morocco, you should definitely not miss the slow-cooked meatballs, best served with olives and eggs in tomato sauce.

Vegetable Couscous 

Seksu or Couscous is a white pasta dish in Morocco

Seksu or Couscous is a white pasta dish in Morocco

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.

Grilled Eggplant

Grilled eggplant with spices, traditional dish of Morocco

Grilled eggplant with spices, traditional dish of Morocco

Moroccan meals are best served with this famous side dish of grilled eggplant, dipped in a spicy mix of harissa sauce or other alternatives.

Mint Tea

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Traditional-Moroccan-mint-tea-in-a-cafe-of-Marrakech-Morocco

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

The flavourful pomegranate tea

The flavourful Pomegranate tea

Heavily sweetened with sugar, pomegranate tea offers a blast of flavours in each sip you take.

Fact File On Morocco

Location: 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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Aishwarya Menon

Aishwarya loves stories. Be it the illustrious tales told in movies or the glorious travel experiences, she believes there's always story behind everything. Apart from binge-watching an unhealthy amount of TV shows and movies, she also constantly dreams about someday settling in the mountains. Follow her escapades on Twitter and Instagram: @TheBlurryFiles

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