What I Ate in Marrakech

What I Ate in Marrakech

Africa, Marrakesh, Morocco
Saturday, April 11, 2015

If you’ve ever been to Morocco, you might have a general idea of the meals I had while in Marrakech: Tajine and Couscous. Lets say I ate 16 lunches and dinners while in Morocco, and I can safely say I ate either Tajine or coucous 12 times, haha. And really, I can’t complain! It’s delicious! I had never really been much of a fan of couscous, until I had the light and buttery kind they serve here in the big square with vegetable and chicken. And the tajine! The name actually comes from the pot it is made in and the dish contains a variety of root vegetables, chicken, lamb, or beef, and a perfect mix of exotic spices that really awaken your taste buds. The best tajine I had was while spending the night in the desert with our Berber camel guides. It was a huge tajine and I shared it with my new German friends, Hannah and Lennart, and a couple from Genoa! What a coincidence!

Other than tajines, we hit up a couple rooftop cafes and restaurants. One afternoon, while totally lost in the medina we found our way to Cafe Clock and I had an awesome eggplant and goat cheese quiche. They also had an amazing mixed vegetable dish and their hummus was to die for.

Notably our favorite restaurant was NOMAD. As you leave the spice section of the souk, you come across the doorway to Nomad, almost like an oasis in the craziness that is the market. A couple flights up you find their terrace, a nice place to getaway from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and relax with a great meal and a glass of wine (like me). I had the nomad burger, a lamb burger with caramelized onions, goat cheese and eggplant. It was soo good and I’ll have to recreate it myself!

While in Marrakech I suggest you try out both styles of eating — street food and fine dining — because either way the meals are very affordable and you’re sure to love it!

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