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What to Expect from Moroccan Cuisine at a Casablanca Restaurant The appeal of Moroccan cuisine is its influence from a range of civilizations as well as cultures. It has influences from the Berber people, from Arabic cuisine, Mediterranean cuisine, and even African cuisine. This is largely because throughout history people navigating between Africa and Europe would use morocco as the gateway. There are several aspects of Moroccan food that you should enlighten yourself if you would like to enjoy your meal at a Casablanca restaurant. Here are some of those things that you should keep in mind. 1. Spices: These are a staple for every Moroccan dish. These spices were imported into the country thousands of years ago and thus they are all grown locally in this day and age. Moroccan food is characterized by flavorful spices such as cumin, ginger, garlic, paprika and so on. This would be something to take note of especially if you are averse to spices. If you do not like spices, you may have to make a special request once you get to the restaurant to have less or no spices included in your dish. 2. Eating habits: Just as most other people around the world, Moroccans will have three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Thus, you can walk into a Casablanca restaurant at any of these times and expect to be served. However, during the month of Ramadan, the main meal of the day is typically served from nine o’clock, as people will have been fasting throughout the day. Bread is one food item that is served at all meals so you should expect this at all your dining experiences. Typical Moroccan meals at Moroccan restaurants will start off with a cold salad then followed by the main dish. Main dishes comprise of meat such as lamb, chicken, fish, or beef served with vegetables. A regular practice is washing down the meal with a cup of mint tea once you are done. It is always good to accept an invitation to have tea with a Moroccan as they deem this a sign of hospitality and will feel shunned if turned down. 3. Famous dishes: There are several dishes that will be a staple in most restaurants. Familiarizing yourself with them can make it easier for you to pick out a dish at a Casablanca restaurant. The first is couscous, which comprises of spherical wheat granules. Harira is a soup that is commonly found during the month of Ramadan.