One of things I look forward to when traveling is experiencing a new culture, through food. Marrakesh did not disappoint at all! The riad provided a daily breakfast on the rooftop, consisting of the following: Moroccan pancakes or crepes, fresh fruit, yogurt, bread, jams, fresh fruit juice, and mint tea. I loved watching them pour the tea, holding the teapot high in the air, not spilling a sip.
We set up a guide for the first full day, and accepted his lunch recommendation. It was a restaurant serving a five-course meal. The servings were a nice size to get your palette familiar with Moroccan flavors. The meats were super tender and the veggies were flavorful. I never knew I liked carrots so much, but I guess it’s all in the seasonings. We couldn’t finish it all, so we packed it up and gave it away.
For dinner, we usually did a quick Google search or asked the front desk staff for recommendations. A few times, we visited places in the Jemaa el-Fnaa Square. Of course, I had crepes or some other sweet treat everyday! Everything was so tasty and reasonably priced. All in all, I’m pleased with everything I ate. I’m sad that I forgot to buy spices in the souks, because I really wanted to kick my veggies up a notch at home.
Another thing I forgot to do was buy some McDonald’s fries. I try to do it in every country I visit, just to see if they taste the same. I guess that means I have to return to Morocco!