Start with a bowl of harira soup, then move on to the couscous with chicken for a traditional moroccan meal
Address: 6201 50 St.
City: Leduc, Alberta
Price: $10 - $20
Start with a bowl of harira soup ($3), a fragrant broth with lentils, chickpeas, lamb, cilantro, cumin and ginger united in flavour by squeezes of lemon. If you want a sharable starter, I recommend Aicha's chicken bastilla ($8). The geometric phyllo is stuffed with chicken, egg, lemony onion sauce and crushed almonds. For a traditional meal, the couscous with chicken ($9.95) is an artfully layered dish of chickpeas, onions, raisins and almonds, covered with braised chicken and arranged with seasonal vegetables. I also recommend the lamb tagine stew ($12).