Morocco is a delightful country in every way. I explored Morocco for 2,5 weeks but could have easily stayed for 2,5 month. So many things to see, such friendly people and above all, the food is great too!
Let me tell you five personal best food tips:
1. Tajine is always a good idea 🙂
Anything prepared in a tajine which is a ceramic bowl gets a perfect mixture of flavors. Because recipes and ingredients are diverse, a tajine surprises you again, again and again. For instance, try the tasty combination of potatoes, tomatoes, and olives. Or try plum with lamb. Or sweet carrots and chicken. Furthermore, an egg gets a special taste in a tajine too.
How is tajine prepared? The food is heated in the tajine slowly. It gets served hot and with lots of bread. Share a tajine together and enjoy!
2. For single eaters, couscous is the thing.
Whereas tajine is a dish for multiple persons to share, couscous can be eaten all by yourself. You will be stuffed with healthy vegetables, delicious rice, and tasty meat. And for the budget travelers, it is cheap too! Couscous is a staple in Morocco, so you can put it easily on your menu.
3. Go for a sweet snack: the Nutella crêpe.
Thanks to the French for influencing the Moroccan cuisine. This snack can be found on the streets in Morocco as well: the Nutella crepe. It is what the name already states, a crêpe in combination with delicious Nutella. Be careful if you try this delicacy once because it is hard to pass other vendors of this snack in the future.
4. Pizza. Say what?
I can hear you say: “that’s not Moroccan, is it?” You’re right, it is not at all, but I have to tell you that I have had the best Italian food in Fez and Essaouira.
If you want to skip local food for a day, I can certainly recommend Italian restaurants.
5. An orange is an orange, but a Moroccan orange is the best.
Although it isn’t food, I have to share this refreshing orange juice. Drinking this is like a cool kiss from the sun. This delightful shot of vitamin is available on every corner.
If you don’t like orange juice, Moroccan tea with mint is a nice refreshment too. Tea is served with a lot of sugar! Perhaps that’s why it is not only refreshing but also an energy boost. And maybe you don’t expect it, but it’s also a fine combination with tajine.
Feel free to add more tips or ask questions about Morocco in the comments below.