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!