FOUR THINGS TO DO TO ENJOY MOROCCO FOODS
Usually When we travel to different places we do care about where we can find nice food. Is it good to eat in the hotel, try street food or just go to high prices restaurant for quality? MTDGuide knows through food experiences that There are 4 things you should do to enjoy eating in Morocco.
1- DO NOT BOOK ALL YOUR MEALS IN THE HOTEL:
Usually, hotel offers the same menu, especially Tagines and Brochettes. Therefore, you should consider eating different meals by not dining in your accommodation after the first night.
2-EAT FOOD IN ITS PROPRE PLACE:
Morocco has a diverse landscape and so the food too. for exemple, in a city with port, you should stick to fish meals. You can find food stalls and restaurants serve excellent fish dishes. Also you can arrange with your hotel a nice fish meal.
3-CONSIDER EATING INTERNATIONAL CUISINE IN MARRAKECH:
With 2 million visiters a year and big european community live in the city, Marrakech becomes a good place for international cuisine. You can enjoy french, Italian, indian and more
4-CHECK MOROCCAN FOOD LIST:
The following are some famous dishes you can try in Restaurant or in Homes for your next meal.
-Tangia: a traditional dish is prepared with meat flavored with olive oil, garlic preserved lemon, saffron and cumin, cooked slowly over hot coals. You can enjoy this savory meat near Jamaa Fna square, Marrakech.
- Kefta Tajine: Moroccan meatballs mixed with union, garlic and Coriander slathered in bubbling tomato sauce with Moroccan spices. My best place for Kefta Meatballs is Aziz Food Stalls in Moulay Idress town.
-Madfouna: it is a Moroccan Pizza made of bread filled with meat or chicken, eggs, union, garlic, carrot and spices baked in oven. You can have it when touring in the Sahara province mainly Restaurant Nora in Khamlia, Merzouga.
-Rfissa (Trid): a traditional Moroccan dish of pigeon or chicken and Msemen, lentils, broad beans, union, garlic. It is seasoned with saffron and mixed spices. Dar Naji restaurant, in Rabat, is a good choice for Moroccan cuisine especially Rfissa.
-Seffa: Saffron Chicken with Vermicelli Noodles, sweetened with dry grapes, butter and powdered sugar.
-Moroccan Fish Tagine: Fish Tagine with Chermoula and Vegetables is one of the most popular ways to prepare fresh fish in Morocco. First the fish is marinated in a zesty herb and spice mixture called chermoula, then it’s layered with potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and green peppers in a tagine for slow braising.
-Zaalouk cooked Salad: Zaalouk is a popular Moroccan cooked salad of eggplants and tomatoes seasoned with paprika, cumin, garlic, and herbs.
-Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Olives: The sharpness of the lemons and the saltiness of the olives pair perfectly with the tender slow cooked chicken thighs.
-Harira: a tasty tomato-based soup with chickpeas and lentils with meat flavor seasoned with ginger, pepper, turmeric and lots of fresh herbs. My best harira is the food salls in jamaa fna square.
-Moroccan Pastela: a tender shredded chicken with aromatic spices wrapped in perfectly crisp pastry layers, sweetened with honey or sugar, almond and cinnamon powdered on the top. Dar Hatim in fes is a good choice.
FOR VEGETARIANS DISHES:
- Cooked Salads and Vegetable soups
- Vegetarian couscous
- Fish with vegetables
- Vegetable Tagine
- Beans or lentil dishes (no meat flavor)
For allergies, travelers needs to check in advance with their tour guide and hotel.
Written by Boujema Elkhatate