Taste of Marrakech

As far as I’m aware, there are only 2 Moroccan restaurants in Adelaide, Le Riad and Marrakech. Taste of Marrakech is not so much a restaurant, but a Central Market stall that offers snacks, salads, spices and dips.

Today, I ordered a Spanish Tortilla. As the name suggests, it’s Spanish and not Moroccan, but I guess the countries are close enough to have an influence on each other.  Also, the term “tortilla” in Spanish cooking refers to an omelette, which is basically what the dish is.

The Spanish Tortilla is essentially a potato omelette. Other vegetables such as peas, corn, carrots, onions and capsicum also make an appearance. Eggs are added to the mixture and then moulded into the shape of thick pancake. The omelette is then fried until the exterior is a light golden brown while the inside is not completely cooked.

The potato omelette I had today had that beautiful golden brown exterior. The vegetables were soft and the pancake had nice middle eastern flavours. The omelette was thick and dense, and held together by the eggs. The dish was simple yet satisfying.

Spanish Tortilla
Spanish Tortilla

The staff were friendly and the service was good. There is a small bench area for people to enjoy their meals, but I’d say most of the clientele are take away customers. The pricing is reasonable, particular if you compare it to eating at a Moroccan restaurant. Not quite the same experience, as many of the dishes at the restaurants come in tangines, but simply a taste of Moroccan cuisine.

WHERE: R17-18, Central Markets, 45 Gouger St, Adelaide

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