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Is moroccan food spicy? The stalls in jemma el fna selling food ive heard they put alot of spices on the grilled food, i can't do spicy food all i taste is chilli's, i rather taste what im eating like beef/lamb, chicken or fish, anyone know best stalls or local shops for our kinda taste

marrakech
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1. Re: Food

Hi,

I don't know where you've heard about the spicy food in the square but you have been misinformed. Most people complain that Moroccan restaurant/tourist food isn't spicy enough!

Aicha, number 1 in the square and any of the snack shops in Rue Bab Doukkala will suit your tastes just fine.

Marrakech, Morocco
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2. Re: Food

Harissa which is chil paste is served as a side dish and often confused with tomato paste.

otherswise Moroccan food is not really spicy; it"s lemony and zesty and can be sweet or savoury

Marrakech, Morocco
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3. Re: Food

Very true for both replies above. Anyone used to Asian or Indian cuisine in the UK will find Moroccan cuisine surprisingly bland. Chilli is used sparingly, the dominant notes are of milder spices and herbs such as coriander and mint. Look out for local snack cafes where mainly locals eat, especially in the Bab Doukkala district.

Taroudant, Morocco
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4. Re: Food

Sometimes when ordering a sandwich on the street there is an optional hot sauce, and they will ask you before putting it on. In that case just say 'har la'.

Generally, you will find Moroccan food far from spicey, tasty yes, but not hot.

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6. Re: Food

Moroccan food is spicy in that it contains many non-chilli spices such as cumin, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger and tumeric but not normally chilli. The mixture of spices they use in Moroccan food is one of the things that makes it unique and so tasty.

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