What A Typical Breakfast Looks Like In Morocco

What was the last time you thought about Morocco or visiting the country? Maybe you're a cinema fan, and "Casablanca" comes to mind when thinking about Morocco. The classic 1942 movie starred Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund and Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine, the owner of a café in Morocco's second-largest city. You'd be surprised to know that the café from the movie, Rick's Café, still exists in Casablanca, even though the film was shot in California (per Morocco Classic Tours). 

And if you find yourself in Morocco, you might want to eat breakfast there, too. Moroccan food is delicious and abundant, be it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. For example, some of the most famous Moroccan mains include harira, a soup made with tomatoes, chickpeas, and lentils; chicken bastilla pie; and a variety of hearty dishes cooked in a clay or ceramic tagine cookware (per The Spruce Eats). 

However, in Morocco, breakfast might be tastier than all those wonderful main dishes.

A typical Moroccan breakfast includes eggs, black olives, bread, white bean stew, and mint tea

The Culture Trip reports that a Moroccan breakfast is nothing to write home about, but that's only when comparing it to the hearty and rich flavors of Moroccan main dishes. One of the most typical ways in which Moroccans start their day is by eating fried eggs, soft cheese, black olives, high-quality olive oil, runny honey, and bread to scoop it all up. The bread eaten in Morocco is usually khobz or msemen, a square-shaped, pancake-like concoction that's often rolled up. When torn into chunks, msemen is sometimes served with a combination of fried eggs and khlea (dried meat). 

For those wanting something more nourishing, there's loubia, a stew based on white beans and tomatoes that's served with freshly baked, warm bread on the side. A mix of European, African, Berber, and Arabic cuisine can further be seen in foods such as amlou, a spread with almonds, argan oil, and honey; dchicha, a soup with cracked barley; and harcha, a breakfast bread made with semolina and fried in oil (per Food Drink Destinations). 

And Cooking The Globe reveals which beverages to drink after a big Moroccan breakfast — with refreshing mint tea, energizing coffee, and freshly squeezed orange juice, you can't go wrong.