Mesmene is the Moroccan crepe you need in the morning

Mesmene is the Moroccan crepe you need in the morning

While the mesmen is native to Morocco, it can be found throughout the Maghreb region – from Tunisia to Algeria. There, you’ll easily find it for sale in bakeries or as street food in many of the area’s popular markets. In Marrakesh specifically, you will be able to find women stretching and folding dough by hand in and around the famous Jemaa El Fna square. There’s also La Sqala, a restaurant located in Casablanca’s Old Medina, which often tops recommendation lists for its traditional cuisine and brunch menu, which you can guarantee features mesmen alongside many other Moroccan dishes. Served with hot mint tea or orange juice, cheese and a honey butter drink, Messman is the perfect excuse to stop, sit and enjoy the culture.

The delicious msmen – a style commonly referred to as “loaf” – is also a street food staple in Morocco, and comes loaded with onions, minced beef or lamb, fresh parsley and coriander. Typically found in the markets of Moroccan cities like Fez, Essaouira and Marrakesh, where you’ll see locals milling around the stalls in the evening eating takeaways before heading home to prepare dinner.

Whether sweet or savory, msmen is undoubtedly the must-try street food when visiting Morocco. However, many Moroccans prefer to prepare it at home for breakfast or as an afternoon snack with tea, along with butter, cheese, sweet jam or honey.

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