Moroccan dishes are among the best ones 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 country.
Bellow, you have the most known ones, and let us know your reaction in the comment section 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
Every Friday in Morocco, Couscous is a traditional dish for lunch after coming back from a Friday prayer in a mosque. You can eat couscous in almost all restaurants, especially on Friday because a lot of them do not serve couscous on the other days because few people ask for it.
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
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.
Beef Tajine with Prunes and Almond
A 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
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 Moroccans cook it in a traditional furnace “FARNATCHI”, an underground oven that feeds the fire of local Hammam (very similar to a Turkish hammam).
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 is a popular dish in Morocco and prepared in traditional celebrations. In general, they prepare it with chicken, fenugreek seeds, lentils, meloui, day-old bread or msemmen, and the blend of ras el hanout.
You can check this cooking book for Recipes of a different kind of couscous and Tagines with plenty of ideas for fresh-tasting salads and vegetable sides to serve alongside and complete your Moroccan-style feast.
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.
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.
Eating grilled sardines is something you have to try in Morocco especially in coastal towns. Concerning the price, I used to eat in Casablanca a plate containing 6 or 7 sardines with a small plate of salad for 10 DHS (1$).