You simply can’t claim to be familiar with Tunisian food if you haven’t tasted it! It is the country’s national dish .
Originated by the Berbers who still inhabit southern Tunisia, but you can easily find this popular dish available around the world now.
Couscous is made from semolina wheat that is rolled into tiny pieces.
Traditional Tunisian couscous is typically served with chicken, fish, beef, or lamb, and usually there are vegetables and peppers mixed in.
This delicious tomato and egg dish is a popular Tunisian breakfast. The name comes from the Tunisian Arabic slang for “mixture.”
The tomato sauce is flavored with garlic, chili peppers, and spices, and the eggs are poached.
You will typically find it served in either a skillet or in a tagine.
Sweet, very sweet. The Tunisian version of American doughnuts. It is a round-shaped flour dough fried in oil and sprinkled with sugar or honey. They are delicious but you need to be prepared for a sugar boost.
It is highly recommended to eat them hot. So they will prepare it for you on-demand, and then goes from the frying pot to your hand.
Probably the most famous and traditional Tunisian dish. Most restaurants and hotels have it on their menu, and some street shops as well.
It is a delicate pastry dough called Malsouka, which is fried and stuffed with egg, parsley and tuna. It is served with lemon .
Its shape may vary slightly, being normally a triangle (like a folded pizza). You can find other fillings as well, such as cheese, potatoes or shrimps.
High-quality briks seems to be multi-layered and dryer than the rest.
It is generally served as the second course during Ramadan, which is the main reason behind its popularity.
If you want to buy native cultural products in Tunis, (from food to souvenirs) we recommend you visit our local markets in the old town and in Sidi Bou Said.
There is also restaurants and shops in La Goulette Cruise Port where you can purchase many of the local products.
Remember that, in each port, you have a Guest Information Center where you can ask the staff for any advice related to which brands offers a better product.