Food and drinks in Morocco

It is advisable to drink bottled water during your entire holiday. Use the tap water only for washing and brushing your teeth. it is safe to eat fruit and vegetables, as long as the food has been washed.

Moroccan cuisine is rated among the best in the world. Moroccan cuisine is characterized by the subtle blending of spices , moroccans use them to enhance, the flavor and fragrance of their dishes. In Moroccan cuisine alot of spices are used such as cayenne, saffron, chilies, cinnamon and ginger, Among the most famous Moroccan dishes are Couscous, Pastilla, Tajine, Tanjia and Harira. Although the latter is a soup. Those who are looking for a splurge you can find a plenty of restaurants that serve local cuisine beside French, Italian and Chinese.

Tea is comprised of water, Chinese gunpowder green tea, mint, and sugar. It is considered a symbol of hospitality and tradition. This vital drink is served three times a day , after every meal, just as it is explained in this traditional saying; the first cup is as bitter as life, the second cup as strong as love, and the third cup as gentle as death.

Prepare Moroccan Tea

1 - Boil the water and pour a small amount in the teapot, swish it around to warm the pot.
2 - Combine the mint and green tea and sugar in the teapot, then fill the rest of the teapot with hot water.
3 - Let the tea brew for a few minutes.
4 - Set out glasses for the tea.
5 - A shot-glass is close to the slender glasses used in Morocco.
6 - Fill just one glass with the tea, then pour it back into the pot.
7 - Repeat.
8 - This helps to dissolve and distribute the sugar.
9 - Pour the tea.
10 - You want a nice foam on the tea so always pour with the teapot high up above the glasses.
11 - If it does make a foam on the top of the first glass, then pour it back into the teapot and try again until the tea starts to foam up nicely.
12 - Garnish with the remaining sprigs of mint.
13 - Enjoy!

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