Given her large immigrant population, Toronto is a great place to try different foods. We met a large group of friends at a new Moroccan restaurant east of downtown Toronto. The food was plentiful and very affordable.
The restaurant was small and did not have its liquor license yet; however, there were other larger groups dining there and having a good time.
Beets salad (Top left, $3.75 CAD/approx $3 USD): tender beets with cumin, vinegar, red onions, olive oil and chopped parsley
Zaalook (Bottom, $4.75 CAD/approx $3.80 USD): grilled and mashed eggplant, cilantro, garlic and fine Moroccan spices. This spread was flavourful, and though it was not spicy, it had a nice zip to it due to the Moroccan spices.
Vegetarian Couscous ($11.25 CAD/approx $9 USD): couscous topped with a mix of seasonal vegetables and the traditional aromatic vegetable broth.
Merguez Brochette Plate ($12.75 CAD/approx $10 USD): grilled Moroccan style sausages stuffed with ground beef lightly spiced and served with saffron rice and house salad.
A tagine is a type of dish found in the North African cuisine of Morocco, which is named after the special pot in which it is cooked. The traditional tagine pot is formed entirely of heavy clay which is sometimes painted or glazed.
Berber Chicken Tagine ($12.75 CAD/approx $10 USD): oven roasted boned chicken served with saffron potato, homemade preserved lemons and olives