Street food in Morocco
Replies: 49 - Last Post: Jun 16, 2012 2:52 PM Last Post By: miguelreposo
Jun 13, 2012 3:40 PM
30hilarious simile, plata_o_plomo ;) .....and awesome suggestions, kate! thanks you so so much! brains and snails are right up my alley... and if i make any other discoveries during my maroc journey, i'll try to remember to pop back here and mention them!
BTW, i do feel for people with non-iron stomachs, and have had my own dreaded travel sickness 2 or 3 times, too... it just wasn't the question and it's a bit uncouth to discuss stomach problems during a culinary chat in which someone is trying to discover interesting new foods, except maybe as a quick side note....
Jun 14, 2012 2:09 AM
Jun 14, 2012 2:19 AM
Jun 14, 2012 5:19 AM
33Kate and David are correct here.
Eat at busy street places and you will not get sick. You can see the food being prepared and cooked.
I think people get sick in Morocco through not washing their hands before eating, through heat exhaustion and from dehydration.
Food is almost always prepared well and heated through. Ice is from tap water that is clean.
I cannot imagine travelling in the way that Marocfan does. You might as well watch a documentary on the tv if you're going to retreat to the perceived safety of bottled water and big "guidebook" restaurants.
Jun 14, 2012 6:43 AM
34"Ice is from tap water that is clean." Tap water clean? LOL And "Eat at busy street places and you will not get sick"? Is that a guarantee? Both are examples of the kind of poor advice often given in this forum. Read the LP and Rough Guide book sections on sanitation, water, ice, etc. for accurate info.
Jun 14, 2012 6:47 AM
35absolutely amazing blogpost in the viewfromfez! great pictures!!! my mouth is watering already :) so many suggestions already, but since this post will probably be viewed my many more travelers than just me, do you guys have any specific suggestions for excellent eats in Djema-el-Fna? i only did the plaza dining experience once, and i was so overwhelmed. are there any specific dishes it's most famous for? any stalls that are known for being better than most others? sorry for asking more, this is just a fun post ;)
Jun 14, 2012 8:37 AM
36Marocfan, tap water in Morocco is perfectly safe. (good grief)
I think you may learn from Moroccans that there are no guarantees in this life.
Jun 14, 2012 9:41 AM
37But I have to say that I know more people who had stomach problem just after street food in Fes, sorry but it is true.
Jun 14, 2012 10:48 AM
Jun 14, 2012 3:15 PM
39...... true Miguel...... time is running out for all of us..... some with dickey tummy's its running fast .. sorry for the pun,.. just make the best of what's left.
A tradition after bullfighting in Spain the bull's testicles are roasted and presented to a chosen beautiful woman, on one occasion the lady expressed surprise how small they seemed, in answer it was explained the Bull doesn't always loose........ eat and enjoy.
Jun 14, 2012 5:50 PM
40Alas, david too is wrong about tap water; obviously someone like him to lives in Morocco has likely gotten usted to the local bugs so they don't bother him. But I guess he doesn't belive the many sources I quoted earlier...that's his choice. But advising any visitor that tap water is safe not only is wrong but is potentially dangerous to their health.
Jun 15, 2012 1:09 AM
Jun 15, 2012 1:20 AM
Jun 15, 2012 1:47 AM
43Nacozari – In the Jam el Fna have a look for the stall that's run by a big burly looking lady. She sometimes wears a cowboy type hat and is always laughing and smiling (the only stall run by a woman I think). Last time I was there she had fresh rabbit hung up which caught my eye as I’ve never noticed it before on the square. She said it was one of here specialties. I had already ordered by the time I noticed and didn’t get a chance to go back, so go check it out and if you try it let us know what it was like.
I usually get some fried fish and roast peppers from the stalls. I really like the big chunks they do more than the little bony flat fish which are sweet but a little fiddly.
Jun 15, 2012 3:15 AM
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