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Tunis (La Goulette), Tunisia Cuisine | Where to Eat

Popular Local Cuisine: The national dish of Tunis is couscous, the tiny pasta that is cooked and served with vegetables and sometimes meats. The traditional cooking method in Tunisia is to use a steamer pot with meat or vegetable steam rising to cook and flavor the couscous in a steamer above. The most popular condiment in Tunisia is called harissa, a very spicy chili paste. Also popular is Brik, deep-fried pastry pockets filled with meats, fish or egg. The most popular meat is lamb, which is grilled or used to stuff vegetables as is common in many other Mediterranean countries. Two popular vegetarian options are lablabi (chickpea and garlic soup) and chakchouka (a ratatouille with chickpeas and poached egg). Meats are often grilled with the ubiquitous Tabil spice mix of garlic, cayenne, caraway and coriander.

Favorite deserts include the orange flavored donut called Yo-yo and Samsa, a pastry filled with almonds or sesames drizzled with lemon and rosewater syrup. Locally produced wines and beers are available.

Photo of Brik by Muckster

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Cruise lines that visit Tunis: Star Clippers, Voyages to Antiquity, Oceania, Silversea, Cunard, Holland America, Princess, Costa, MSC Cruises, Viking River Cruises

Key Attractions: Medina (Old Town), Bab El Bhar, Souk, Zitouna Mosque, Bardo Museum, Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul, North Africa American Cemetery, Ancient Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Gammarth Beach, La Marsa, Hammamet, Dougga, Kairouan, Great Mosque of Sidi-Uqba, Ichkeul Nature Park

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Photo of Couscous by Beata Gorecka