Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Tunis is complete without tasting the local food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Tunis to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Ajlouk Qura'a: salad prepared of zucchini.
- Aubergine Salad: vegetable salad based on grilled aubergine.
- Mechouia Salad: grilled vegetable salad.
- Tunisian Potato Salad: potato salad garnished with parsley.
- Couscous: coarsely ground semolina pasta.
- Felfel Mahchi: sweet peppers stuffed with meat, usually lamb, and served with harissa sauce.
- Guenaoia: Meat stew containing peppers, okra, and coriander.
- Kifta: ground meat.
- Koucha: shoulder of lamb cooked with turmeric and cayenne pepper.
- Mloukhia: Mloukhia leaves stew.
- Poisson Complet: fire-grilled fish.
- Shakshouka: eggs cooked in a sauce of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and spices.
- Tajine: egg-based dish.
- Baklawa: sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey.
- Caak: thin savoury pastry bracelets.
- Makroudh: pastry cut into diamond shapes and filled with dates or almonds.
- Masfouf de Tunis: sweetened couscous, the Tunisian version of the Moroccan seffa.
- Samsa: almond sesame phyllo pastry.
- Bambaloni: the beignet of Tunisia.
- Tuna Baguette: a sort of white french bread filled with tuna.
- Tunisian Fricassee: stewed dish.
- Yo-yo: donuts made with orange juice, deep fried then dipped in honey syrup.
- Tunisian Mint Tea: very sweet peppermint tea that is taken at any time of the day.
- Boukha: a spirit produced from figs.
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