Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Going DEEP For Street Food in Morocco - BREAKFAST Tour of Marrakech!

In Marrakech, there is a ton of amazing street food on every street
corner. We travelled to Morocco solely to eat, and chose Marrakech
because we heard the food is amazing and that the people are friendly.
When we arrived, we started to explore the souq alleyways near Jama El
Fna square in downtown Marrakech. What you can find in the souqs will
blow you away. There is so many different Moroccan street foods to try.
We quickly discovered that Morocco has some of the best street food in
the world. So tasty!

First up, we found a friendly Bissara soup vendor who let us film this
street food vlog and was happy to serve us. The Bissara soup is a fava
bean aka broadbean soup served with bread for breakfast. It was scooped
out of a big pot and served by bowl to all the hungry locals. This man
was definitely a character, and super friendly too. He gave all the
local Moroccans a free bowl if they couldn't afford it.

Next, we went for another local street food in Morocco, the Hassowa. It
was a super strong, almost spicy soup made from oregano and semolina.
The man who served this street food in Marrakech had served this for 16
years in the streets of the old Medina in Marrakech.

After this, we went for more Moroccan breakfast and ordered a Msemen
moroccan flatbread. It was served with a ton of butter and honey and was
super oily yet crispy at the same time. The lady who cooked it was also
very friendly and was making a ton of the msemen for the hungry locals!

For our next breakfast meal, we enjoyed a truly classic Moroccan
breakfast street food, the Khlea. The Khlea is a moroccan omelette made
with 2 or 3 eggs and a few slices of Khlea preserved beef with smen
moroccan preserved butter. It was super heavy and a little salty from
the butter and beef.

And for our final meal, while not quite breakfast, was a Moroccan tajine
made with beef and carrots and potato and zuchinni, found right on the

The addresses for the street food locations found in this street food
vlog are below:

1) Bissara soup vendor: Bab doukkala area of Marrakech. You can find a
ton of guys around the wall in the morning selling it.

2) Hassowa soup vendor: Near the Jama El Fna square of old Marrakech.
This one was just a lucky find, you gotta go deep into the alleyways to
find stuff like this.

3) Msemen Moroccan flatbread. You can find this one again in the back
alleyways. Right behind the olive guys at the back of the Jama El Fna
square in the morning for breakfast.

4) Khlea egg omelette with preserved beef and smen butter. We found this
one at a local cafe called Zeitoun Cafe AKA the olive cafe in the
Medina of Marrakech.. I must admit it was a little tourist and maybe
less DEEP than other places, but the omelette was nice and tasty.

5) Delicious Moroccan Tajine DEEP in the streets. This one was also near
the Bab doukkala area of Marrakech. You can find a street full of
restaurants selling everything from these tajines to grilled BBQ fish
and more. It was amazing!


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