Meloui and harcha street food snack, Marrakech, Morocco
Meloui and hachar street food snack, Marrakech, Morocco, 2016–04-16.
Meloui is the Moroccan take on a pancake, except a lot thicker and with a layered texture that can be strung apart. It can be made with spiced sautéed onions (giving it an orange colour) or plain and can be served up with almost anything. Drizzle it with pure honey, jams or add a dollop of Jben (Moroccan soft cheese with a slightly sour taste that’s a bit like Feta) and fold it all up like a pancake. Best enjoyed in the morning as a breakfast snack alongside a mint tea, a strong café noir or a classic Moroccan ‘nouss-nouss’ (half coffee, half milk).
Harcha is a pan-fried semolina cake that slightly resembles corn bread. Often found being served up alongside meloui and is another very cheap morning time snack. If your struggling to spot a stall selling meloui or harcha in the streets, search nearby to busy coffee shops, they are often adjoined and appear mid morning (11am) and mid afternoon (5pm).
- Chris Griffiths
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