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Best Moroccan Food You Should Try in Morocco

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Moroccan dishes are among the best in the world and as a visitor in Morocco, you have a list of the Best Moroccan Food you should try while you are in the kingdom. 

Below, in the comments section, let us know your opinion if you have already tasted some of them. 

Best Moroccan Food you Should Try

Couscous 

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On Fridays in Morocco, Couscous is a traditional lunch dish after coming back from the Jummah prayer performed in mosques and it is prepared with a special utensil called Couscoussier. You can find couscous in most restaurants just on Fridays and on other weekdays, most of them do not serve couscous due to the reduced demand. 

Personally, as a Moroccan, if I do not eat couscous at lunch on Friday, I feel like I am missing something important because it is a part of the Moroccan food traditions.

Moroccan Mint Tea 

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Moroccans used to drink mint tea for breakfast, snack and it could also be any time of the day. It has many health benefits thanks to its ingredients; mint leaves and green tea.

Tajine 

Chicken Tajine

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Beef Tajine with Dried Plums and Almond

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Fish Tajine

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  Get Your Moroccan Tagine Pot

Tajine (or Tagine), shown in the three pictures above, is a popular dish in Morocco and the earthenware pot in which it is cooked is also named Tajine.

There are so many types of Tajines dishes with different ingredients and preparation processes.

Check Udemy Cooking Course: How To Cook 3 Moroccan Tagine Recipes Easily.

Tanjia / Tangia 

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  Get Your Moroccan Tangia Pot

It is a famous Moroccan food in Marrakech and as a visitor of this city, you can order Tanja in almost all restaurants around the city. Tanjia may appear like Tajine but it is different and they cook it in a traditional furnace called “FARNATCHI”. This last is an underground oven that feeds the fire of local Hammam (Public Bath).

Bastila

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Bastila is a traditional meal and Moroccans serve it in special events like a wedding or in any happy events. 

Traditionally, Moroccans made Bastila with pigeons, and nowadays, they make it often with seafood or chicken.

Rfissa

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Rfissa is a popular dish in Morocco and is mostly prepared for celebrations. In general, they prepare it with chicken, fenugreek seeds, lentils, meloui, day-old bread or msemmen, and ras el hanout‘s blend.

Mechoui

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The Mechoui is among a must-eat dish in Morocco and it has a special way for how Moroccans prepare it. They place the whole lamb in an underground oven and it is often slow-cooked overnight. To eat The Mechoui in Marrakech, you can go to Derb Semmarine, Marrakech in 3 minutes walk from Jemaa El Fna square.

Harira Soup

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You can find Harira in many local restaurants and Moroccans used to drink Harira especially during The Holy Month of Ramadan in the sunset meal (called Ftour) when they break their fast.

Grilled Sardines

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Eating grilled sardines is something you have to try in Morocco especially in coastal towns. Personally, I used to eat in Casablanca, a plate of 6 or 7 sardines with a salad for 10 Dirhams.

Finally, if you want to learn Moroccan Arabic, you can check our Online Udemy course about Moroccan Arabic with detailed explanations and step-by-step pronunciation.


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