5 MOROCCAN FOODS YOU MUST TRY

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If you follow me on Instagram, you will be well aware by now that I have just been in Morocco. This happened not to be my first visit, as my mother and I went backpacking for three weeks around 7 years ago. Therefore this trip was very relaxing and calm. Whereas 7 years ago it was all about living like the locals and soaking in the culture. To do so you have to eat some traditional Moroccan foods. I am not shy of these foods, I have very fond memories as a child and my mami pilling cous cous onto my plate until I burst. I am very aware with foods, growing up with my papas French influence. I became used to rich and creamy foods, however the older I got I discovered I very much liked Arab flavours also. Their dishes always pack a punch full of cumin, turmeric, saffron, chickpeas and lentils. No not Harissa. I never been in Moroccan kitchen where they have Harissa powder. I may still be classed as a novice however I compiled a list of the top 5 Moroccan foods you must try when on a visit. To me they are the tastiest and some of the most traditional.

HARIRA

This is a very traditional dish. Harira is a Moroccan soup often made with lamb or chicken, with an addition of chickpeas, noodle like pasta, lentils, beaten egg and lots of lovely spices. It is a dish extremely popular in Ramadan and is generally the food the fast is broken with. Although you can get it all year round this is a major time for the Harira to shine. It is served with lemon and dates.


(Picture taken from Halalfoodie.ca)

TAGINE

This is classic Berber dish you will find all over the streets of Morocco. Named after the earthware pot they are cooked in. Essentially they are a slow cooked stew using a combination of meat, vegetables, spices and sometimes fruits and nuts. These are normally served with bread rather than cous cous like we all expect. They can come in a variety of flavours to suit each taste. Lamb with prunes and almonds, Chicken, olives and preserved lemons, Fish and Vegetable. Hands down I always go for the Chicken. Be carefully of those lemon peels tough.


(Picture taken from Trip Advisor)

RGHAIF

This is something I never tried the first time round but am very glad to have stumbled upon. Rgaif or also known as Msemen is a sort of Moroccan pancake. It has a unique texture as there is a crispness to it whilst also soft and fluffy. Searching for the spelling, I read someone describe it as a mille-feuille, which I can see why. These are usually enjoyed at breakfast time, slathered in honey along with a glass of traditional Moroccan mint tea. If you like a sweet breakfast then this is the one for you.

(Picture taken from Azizakitchen)

BERBER FIGS

The Berber fig also know as the Prickly pear were not such great friends on our first encounter. As a naive 18 year old I ad no idea what they were. A man was selling them out of a cart in the square and I just picked one up. Soon realising this was a HUGE mistake. These delicious fruit actually grow off a cactus plant. Figured out why we are enemies yet? Yes my and was covered on cactus spikes! You are suppose to let the vendor peel them and hand it over – or if you take them home be careful in the handling process. Anyways these yummy fruits are packed full of health benefits and are a cross between a watermelon and a pear. So as you can imagine pretty tasty.

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Chebakia

Chebakia is pronounced how its spelt, thankfully, and is a traditional Arabic sweet. Not the healthiest of sweets I must admit as its deep fried pastry rolled into the shape of a rose. You will only need to eat a couple as they are extremely sweet, however the Moroccan’s you will find ADORE sweet things. I lovd this mainly for the sesame seeds that are sprinkled on top and the slight hint of rose water that is added to the honey glaze, yum yum. Forget chocolate I will have one of these any day.

(Picture taken from cookingwithalia.com)

 

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14 thoughts on “5 MOROCCAN FOODS YOU MUST TRY

  1. Everything looks so so so delicious! I have already tried tajine and chebakia. Loved it! I haven’t tried the other food! Something to add to my bucket list! xx Corinne from Corinne & Kirsty

    1. Lolamia

      Oh really?! What did you think of the Chebakia? I love the berber figs 😀 x

  2. Charlotte

    I love a chicken tagine too! Not tried any of the others, but would definitely like to give the Chebakia a try. Lovely post!xx

    theassortedwriter.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Lolamia

      Oh yes its lovely very addictive but you can only eat a few 🙂 x

  3. Kayleigh Zara

    This all looks super delicious and I don’t think I’ve ever tried any of It before x

    1. Lolamia

      Oh you should try some. You can defo get a tagine over here in the UK! x

  4. I have never been to Morocco or tried the foods but they look and sound so delicious! I would love the opportunity to go sometime soon so I can try all of these! 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

    1. Lolamia

      Oh you should lovely country although I would recommend going coastal rather than to a big tourist city! What would you try first? x

  5. The tagine definitely sound alike my sort of dish, looks yummy

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.com/

    1. Lolamia

      Tagines are soooo good. I could eat them everyday!! x Thanks for popping in x

  6. Alica

    oooh yes, I would love to try them all! Especially the figs!

    1. Lolamia

      The figs are so delicious but rather strange at the same time! x

  7. Angela Boucher

    This all looks delicious, i particularly love tagine, one of my favorites.

    1. Lolamia

      Tagines are my fave but those figs are delicious! x

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