Morocco is a vibrant country, as you can see in its people, its dances, and its music, but above all in its food, which really has excited me. Each dish fills our palate with a multitude of exotic flavors while familiar, making from each of our meals an authentic travel experience. We will discuss the top-notch cuisines that are worthy and famous to try in Morocco. The best advice is to try everything you can, skewers, nuts, orange or beet juice and orange juice, its great variety of sweets, but above all, you should not miss the following typical dishes:
Couscous (wheat semolina seed) cooked and accompanied by vegetables, lamb meat, veal or chicken, is one of the most traditional dishes, which are usually prepared in homes on Fridays, their day off, usually dedicated to praying in the mosques, go to the Hamman and walk with families. It can be prepared with a multitude of ingredients, raisins, legumes, etc. but we advise you, especially if you travel during the summer, the couscous layout, with whipped milk and butter, which is served chilled, and will give you a lot of energy. You must try this one as this is yummy!
El Tajín is another of the dishes that you will find everywhere. Like couscous, you can eat it at a fairly cheap price in any restaurant, and the amount is usually considerable, so you can share between two. This delight owes its name to the container in which it is prepared, a clay pot with a cone-shaped lid, and there are different varieties, among which the Tajine de Cordero would stand out with legumes, almonds and plums, garnished with cinnamon or saffron, and the chicken tajine with lemon, olives and a very spicy sauce spicy tomato. It is indeed very yummy!
The Pastilla or Bastila has been the great gastronomic discovery of my trip to Morocco, although it can also be found in Algerian or Tunisian food. Without a doubt, I recommend that you not fail to taste the perfect balance offered between sweet and salty, which is almost aphrodisiac. It is a very elaborate dish, with layers of puff pastry stuffed with slices of chicken or pigeon meat, interspersed with almond paste, all baked and seasoned with cinnamon and icing sugar. This one is for sure to try as this is definitely worth it.
The bissara is so popular in Morocco that it is even in its sayings, like the one that says “it’s so poor that you only eat bissara” since it’s a very simple dish, but the truth is that I loved it and it was most comforting. It is a simple puree of beans with a generous stream of olive oil that you can see serving in many places during breakfast or as a companion of other dishes. Do not miss the opportunity to eat it accompanied by the fluffy Moroccan bread. It is a must try if any time you are visiting Morocco!