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Famous Moroccan Food You Should Try in Morocco

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Moroccan food is among the best in the world and as a visitor in Morocco, you have a list of Top 10 Famous Moroccan Food you have to taste while you are in the kingdom. 

Bellow, in the comments section, let us know your reaction if you already taste some of them. In case you are interested in Moroccan Food, you can check this Cooking book called “The Food of Morocco” containing all the information needed to create stunningly delicious Moroccan meals.

List of Top 10 Famous Moroccan Food

Couscous 

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Every Friday in Morocco, Couscous is a traditional lunch dish after coming back from a Friday prayer in a mosque. On Fridays, you can find couscous in almost all restaurants. On the other weekdays, most restaurants 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 our Moroccan food traditions. 

Moroccan Mint Tea 

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Moroccans drink Mint Tea any time during the day and it has so 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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Tajine (or Tagine) is a Berber dish as shown in the pictures above and the earthenware pot in which it is cooked is also named Tajine.

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

Tanjia / Tangia 

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It is a famous Moroccan food in Marrakech and as a visitor of this city, you can order Tanja in several 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 msamman, and ras el hanout‘s blend.

You can check this cooking book for Recipes of a different kinds of couscous and Tagines with plenty of ideas for fresh-tasting salads and vegetable sides to serve alongside and complete your Moroccan-style feast.

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

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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 Sardine

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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 Beginner Udemy course about Moroccan Arabic with a detailed explanation and step-by-step pronunciation.

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