8 mouthwatering foods to try in Morocco

1. Tajine
With lamb or chicken, veggies or couscous, plums or caramelized onions and raisins, tajines or tagines are a Berber dish made in a clay ovenware. You can’t say you’ve had Moroccan food without eating a tajine! Beware side dish lovers – there are simple meat tajines without potatoes, rice, or many other veggies…

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2. Amlou
People have called this delicious spread “Berber Nutella” because it is as addicting as the chocolate-hazelnut spread. And the best thing about it: Almou is healthier because it’s made out of Argan oil and honey and almonds. YUM!

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3. Jawhara
Translated, Jawhara means jewel. You’ll know why when you try it because it’s also known as the best dessert in Morocco. It’s a fine puff pastry topped with a vanilla pudding-like cream and graded nuts or almonds.

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4. Kefta Magawara
Served also in a traditional tajine, this dish combines beef meatballs or diced meat with tomatoes and spices, which are topped with baked eggs.

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Moroccans usually give you just olives or something with olives before lunch or dinner, black, green, purple, different spices, etc. – you will get them in every way you want and ways you didn’t even know existed.

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6. Chebakia or mkharka
This flower shaped pastry is fried first, then dipped in honey and orange flower water and sprinkled with sesame. The dough usually contains a delicious blend of spices including anise, cinnamon, saffron, and turmeric.

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7. Msemen
You can find these square-shaped pancakes made from rhgaif dough literally anywhere in Morocco, where these are a favorite breakfast dish. Their texture is crunchy on the outside and rather chewy inside. Top them with honey to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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8. Couscous
Another Moroccan food staple is couscous, which is made out of tiny semolina balls that are steamed and usually served with meat and veggies for lunch or dinner.

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If you’re planning on going to Morocco, check out these related articles as well:

7 must-do’s in Morocco

11 things you should know before traveling to Morocco

10 pictures that will make you want to visit Morocco


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