Moroccan cuisine is deliciously spicy and diverse. Its most famous dishes are the couscous and tagines, but other specialties are to be tested, such as pastillas, harissa soup, or the Msemen / meloui.
You can not go wrong by ordering this typical dish whose name comes from the terra cotta pot in which it is slowly cooked over charcoal. The most common tagines are:
- The lamb tagine: it is often served in a tomato sauce with prunes and sometimes other dried fruits (apricots, raisins).
- The chicken tagine: it is usually served with a lemon sauce and sometimes olives.
- The kofta tagine: meatballs in a tomato sauce with an egg on top. DELICIOUS!
Couscous is a Berber dish of semolina with vegetables and meat.
We didn’t know this dish but is is really worth to be known! It consists of a sort of puff paste, close to the brick sheet wherein different ingredients are selected according to the pastilla you will pick. The original version contains onions, pigeons or chicken, persil, coriander, boiled eggs and almonds, flavored with cinnamon. We tested a pastilla with goat cheese, zucchini, pumpkin and warm apple: a killer !!
Traditionally, this is the soup to break Ramadan fast. It consists of tomatoes, dried vegetables, meat and onions. On the Jeema El Fna Square, it is sold for a pittance.
msemen / MELOUI
This kind of large greasy pancake is fried and sold in the street. This is a very popular specialty in Morocco that can be eaten at any time. It can be stuffed with a tomato and dried meat preparation. The Msemen is the square version and Meloui the round version. They look a little the Indian / Sri Lankan roti.