Morocco is known around the world for its different geographical features, beautiful weather, amazing touristic locations and finally for its appetizing dishes, and that’s thanks to the rich cultural legacy of the country.
In fact, Moroccan food is classified among the best cuisines in the world. Every Moroccan region has its own specialization in terms of meals, but they all use fresh meats and vegetables, natural spices and oils.
Regardless that Moroccan food is quite hard to master, it still one of the tops must try foods in the world.
Here’s our list of top 8 dishes that you must eat during your stay in Morocco.
Couscous is a very common traditional dish, generally served on Fridays and also in special occasions, such feasts, marriages and also funerals.
Couscous is made of small grains of wheat; it is cooked with steam, then meat or caramelized onions are added according to the occasion.
If you are vegan, you can try the “seven vegetables” Couscous. as matter of fact, it is the most popular Couscous in Morocco, seven vegetables Couscous is made with white and yellow turnips, cabbage, onions, pumpkin, carrots, potatoes and tomatoes.
In December of 2020, the UNESCO designated the most famous Moroccan food, Couscous as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
Tajine is one of the most famous Moroccan food. For the record, the meal name is actually token from the ceramic dish where it is cooked.
The process of making a tajine is very unique; it requires slow cooking and very little water.
The meal is distinguished by a warm stew, vegetables and meat poultry or fish; it is generally served with Moroccan slice of bread and tea.
As well as tajine, Moroccan tanjiya is a cooking vessel which gives the name to the meal cooked in it. Nevertheless, tanjiya takes more time to cook until the meat is well stewed. It should be buttery-tender and fall off the bone.
One of the best places where you can try various Moroccan food and especially tanjiya is the mythical Jemaa El Fna Square; also eating there is usually affordable and more fun.
Bastilla is a Moroccan pie that features a mix of sweet and salty flavors.
Primarily bastilla was a dish for special occasions, given that this authentic pie requires meat from young pigeons and other pricey ingredients, and it also requires time to prepare. But nowadays bastilla is chipper thanks to using common meats such as chicken and beef.
If you are not a sweet and savory meal lover, we recommend you to try seafood bastilla.
Mechoui is sipmly a roasted sheep or lamb in a clay oven over wood.as with many other traditional Moroccan food, Mechoui is usually served in feasts; otherwise one of the best places where you can eat machoui is in Marrakesh, Derb Semmarine, 3 minutes walk from jama elfna square.
5-Moroccan stuffed msemen
Moroccan Stuffed Msemen is a flatbread who can be consumed at breakfast or as an evening snack. The flatbread is stuffed with a mixture of peppers, onions, and tomatoes and is better served with a cup of mint tea.
The stuffed msemen is one of the most delicious Moroccan food you should try during your stay in Morocco, plus that, it is easy to make and requires simple ingredients that you can customize as you like.
Moroccan khliaa is considered as a predominant preparation in Moroccan food culture. khliaa is a dish and also a traditional technique to preserve meat.
Preparing khliaa consists of drying salted meat in the sunlight for many summer days, and after adding other ingredients, meat is conserved in bottles of glass for months.
Khliaa may be used in several recipes, used to prepare omelets or even eaten as it is.
Khliaa is a complicated and long time preparing Moroccan dish, fortunately, you can but it in traditional canned shops and butchers especially in the Moroccan city of Fes
Harrira is a Moroccan soup commonly served as a starter, and it is also consumed during the holy month of Ramadan.
Harrira is a tomato soup laden with lentils, chopped coriander, chickpeas, and a squeeze of lemon juice and other special ingredients. The soup is served alongside a Moroccan sweet pretzel known as chebakkiya.
Chebbakia is a crunchy Moroccan pretzel fried and then coated in honey; also, these cookies appear on every Moroccan family table during Ramadan.
Chebbakia is usually bought from specialist, preparing it at home is not quite simple, and it’s time consuming.