by Sonia Staali
April 13, 2019
One thing to take seriously when you travel is to adopt the food culture of the country. For all sweets lovers out there, the countries of North Africa are your dream destinations. From street food to afternoon snacks, these treats will surely make you happy. Trust me!
Even if you don't like it when everything gets sticky in your mouth, you should try nougat simply because there are so many kinds: with sesame, pistachios, peanuts, pistachios, and peanuts...
You can find nougat in most (if not all) cities in Morocco. But I heard that Fez is hard to beat in terms of nougat.
📍Médina of Fez
Sfenj, also pronounced "chfenj" - maybe it's just me calling it chfenj - is a doughnut that can be found in some street kiosks. The last time I tasted them was in Casablanca, near the port of Casa, but I'm pretty sure they can be found anywhere (ask the locals).
In Tunisia, the equivalent would be bambalouni which apparently comes from the Italians... You can eat it plain or with jam. With apricot jam, it's just 👌🏽
📍 To eat sfenj
Moulay Hassan I Boulevard
📍 To eat bambalouni
Sidi Bou Saïd
The best invention ever made, nothing less! Also called "pancake of a thousand holes", the baghrir is a pancake often difficult to master. Made of fine semolina and water, baghrir is sometimes flavoured with orange blossom to give some taste. How to eat it? With butter and honey! 🍯
📍 Get invited to eat homemade baghrir. strong>4. Tea time
<This should be repeated during your trip. Because when you come back from your trip, you'll miss all the pastries and fresh tea you could've had ... So if anyone ever invites you for tea, finish the plate of pastries in front of you. It's handmade, so it's pure gold!
📍 Sirocco D'Amour, Marrakech, Morocco.
5. Fresh pastries
Forget your super healthy smoothie when you visit North Africa. Just the smell in the morning will make you want to buy freshly baked pastries. Plus, it's not that expensive. You can easily get fat at the end of your trip. But a fat happy person! 🙃 I recommend balancing it with orange juice.
📍 Pâtisserie Sacré Coeur
119, rue Didouche Mourad
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