My Top 10 Favourite Tunisian Dishes

I posted a couple of years ago about my 10 favourite dishes, from different origins, but to be honest, no matter how many countries I’ve been to and how many cuisines I’ve tried, I still think that Tunisian cuisine is the best when taken in its entirety.

This is why I thought I’d share with you the list of my top 10 favourite Tunisian dishes.

1. Mloukhia: I personally worship Tunisian Mloukhia, and so do most other Tunisians. It’s the greatest dish created by mankind with a magical taste and smell that enchant your senses.

2. Couscous: Our Tunisian national dish, whether with meat, chicken or fish it’s just perfect. With a cup of fresh Lben on the side, I’d have this meal any day.

3. Nwaser: Another Tunisian delicacy that I love. Its small steamed square-shaped pieces of home-made pasta covered in a delicious tomato-based sauce just take you to another level of food joy.

4. Dwida Mfawwra: Another steamed pasta based meal that I enjoy so much.

5. Njara: A dish from my home city of Bizerte, also steamed pasta based, and very delicous as well.

6. Kleya: Small pieces of meat, liver and whatnot spiced and cooked with some onion and parsley thrown on top. Great dish.

7. Tunisian Pasta: Pasta may have its origins in Italy, just across the mediterranean, but it only lives up to its full potential when cooked in a Tunisian household with our Tunisian tomato sauce.

8. Keftaji: A great Tunisian fast food made of a mix of vegetables, topped with a fried egg. Love it.

9. Leblabi: Another Tunisian fast food; boiled chick peas and bread crumbs, spiced and mixed, very yummy.

10. Blankite Salad: Slices of baguette bread, soaked in a tomato-based sauce, topped with Mechouia Salad, a slice of egg, a slice of cheese and a slice of olive. Amazing.

If you’re ever in Tunisia, you have to try some of the mouth-watering dishes above; you’ll never forget the tasty experience.

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

5 thoughts on “My Top 10 Favourite Tunisian Dishes”

  1. I only know the 2 first but I admit they rank pretty high in the dishes I like. Since your last 10 favourite dishes I got to try home made mloukhia that was absolutely delicious so I changed my mind.
    Couscous is for sur an all time favourite.
    About Tunisian pasta, are they those little round pasta or “vermicelle” like ? I am getting curious now :).

    I like the “tunisian sandwich” too :): Bred, thuna, olive oil and lots of harissa.

  2. This is torture: I’m on a diet featuring small, soulless frozen rectangles of corporate-produced glob. 🙂

  3. We just got new tabil yesterday from tunis! My friend gave me some but my mother-in-law’s tabil is simply just the best!! I really like rice-jerbi also.

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