The cuisine of Morocco is rich in diverse and delicious traditional foods that you will find in every Moroccan home, restaurant and of course on the streets of the North African kingdom.
Travelers around the world generally have three questions on their minds before landing at their destination. Where to stay, what to see and, most importantly, what to eat
In fact, Moroccan gastronomy is at the top of the rankings of the best cuisines in the world. Moroccan cuisine seduces with its spices, flavors and multiple influences (Arab, Andalusian, Berber, etc.).
What is Moroccan street food?
Street food in Morocco is quite extensive and includes sweets for tea and breakfast time, simple snacks, sandwiches, soups, grilled meats and seafood, fried fish, and entrees such as stewed lentils, roast chicken, and classic tagines.
The country’s culinary offerings range from grilled meats and delicious soups to light snacks and fried fish to tasty cakes and amazing juices.
Most familiar Food in Morocco
The main Moroccan dish that people are most familiar with is couscous; Beef is the most consumed red meat in Morocco, usually eaten in a tagine with a wide selection of vegetables. Chicken is also very commonly used in tagines or asado. They also use additional ingredients like plums, hard-boiled eggs, and lemon.
What do Moroccans eat in a day?
Most families eat their midday meal together at home before going back to work. The meal begins with green vegetables or salads called tapas, followed by tajine, a stew or soup. Boiled eggs, bread, lamb or chicken, and couscous are also common parts of a Moroccan lunch.
Don’t leave Morocco without trying…
- Fish chermoula
- Kefta tagine
What is a traditional Moroccan dinner?
A typical Moroccan meal will include some type of meat, such as lamb, chicken, or beef. It is often cooked and served in a tagine with vegetables and couscous. Bread and Moroccan mint tea will usually be served on the side as well.
Authentic Moroccan recipes use many spices such as ginger, cumin, turmeric, and many other spices, giving Moroccan food those rich, fragrant, and delicious flavors. So if this is what you mean by spicy, Moroccan cuisine is very spicy as it uses a great mix of spices.
Dinner tends to be served after the evening prayer, and is more according to Mediterranean and Latin time, from 7 or 7:30 p.m. m. to 10:30 or 11 p.m. m. A popular pastime in Morocco, and one that I particularly like, is to go for a walk after dinner, followed by ice cream or cake and coffee.
Moroccan Food Etiquette: How to Eat Without Offending Hosts
- When eating with your hands, eat only with your right hand
- When eating with your hands, use only your thumb and first two fingers (using your whole hand is a symbol of gluttony)
- Only use your left hand to pick up bread or to pass plates to other people.