On the way to the Sahara Desert, we stopped at a place called Restaurant Inass in Tinghir. Despite the name of the place, I assumed the was served in the mouth as opposed to…well…the name of the place. The restaurant had a deep back outdoor area and we found ourselves a seat. And before our meal came out, we were brought a nice little dish of noodles with nuts, cinnamon and sugar. But that’s not all.
We were also brought out some crushed lentil soup that was equally unexpected. Both of these were good and the lentil soup was even better when I added a bit of harissa to the stuff. As for my meal, despite the fact that Restaurant Inass had some Italian on the menu, I stuck with Moroccan for my meal. I ordered the Tajine with chicken, lemon and olives, because sometimes you just can’t get enough tajine.
The meal turned out to be pretty good and fortunately I was expected to eat it in the traditional way. Again, the chicken wasn’t as tender as I had had before and didn’t have quite as much flavor as the sauce itself, but it was certainly nothing to complain about. Well, especially considering how my dad reacted to the Italian food he ordered (hint: not a good reaction, but then my dad has an interesting taste in food).
It was a good stop considering the long road ahead of us to the Sahara. But if they could change their name I’m guessing they could do a whole lot better.