Moroccan Foodang!!! (What to Eat There?)

With strong Arab influence, eating in Morocco is definitely a plate of heavy meat seasoned with a flavourful combination of coriander, parsley and cumin. Unlike Indian, locals said that their dishes (especially the Tagine) are usually subtle with just a dash of chilli. Here are some of the dishes I enjoyed during my 4 days stay in Morocco.  FYI I did not try eating exotic dishes like lamb brain or dried eyes or something, but they have.

Tangine of all sorts. A tagine is not actually the cuisine but the manner of cooking food on a clay pot with a conical lid. It is like their version of rice toppings. Dishes are cooked only on low fire.

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Unlce from one of the Stalls around Jemaa El Fna Square where I had my first Moroccan Dinner of Lamb Stew

Lamb Tagine (stewed lamb with a hint of curry) this one is around 80 pesos at a cheap stall in Jemaa El Fna.

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Vegetable Curry Tagine over cuscous starch. This one I had in Essaouira, for around 250 pesos at a sit down restaurant, with refillable bread, olives and coffee.

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Kefta Tagine. Beef mince with garlic, fresh spices, cinnamon and is rolled into balls and cooked in a tomato and onion sauce. Just before the dish is ready, eggs are cracked into depressions in the sauce.

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Beef Tagine. One of the best meal I had from a small eatery along along Essaouira public market. This one was around 150 pesos good for two.

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Deep Fried Fish, Moroccan Style. From the same eatery, I ordered this fried fish because the meat was very fat and perfectly cooked.

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The fish was  DIWIT (Cutlassfish), definitely the same fish we have here in the Philippines.

Kebabs and Salads.  This came a bit pricey at around 30 pesos per stick but it does come with bread, salad and preserved olives.

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Zaalouk – A bread filling that includes green peppers and tomatoes, sweet carrots or courgette purée, and a dish of local olives alongside. This was a street food I had along the public market.

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The bread prepared over an open oven, to pair with Zaalouk.

Some other usual food you’ll see along the street.

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Its a cultural thing that Moroccan Pastries are guarded by bees. Of course, you are not supposed to eat the bees.

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Cheap, big bread. like only 10 pesos per piece.

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Expect to see a lot of olives!

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Moroccan Coffee. Nothing much to say. but the sugar cubes are cute. its my first time to see such. haha

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Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice for 40 pesos. I would recommend though to be careful with anything uncooked and unprocessed for safety purposes.

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Mint Tea, the best meal closer. And usually it is complimentary. =)

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