Semolina with fermented milk

Original name : Saykouk

Where Street food, Homemade
When Lunch, Snack food, Dinner
Taste Acidulous
Price $ $
Street food, Homemade
Lunch, Snack food, Dinner
$ $
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A quick dish for little hungers, easy to prepare: the softness of couscous meets the acidity of the fermented milk.
Every Friday is a holiday for Muslims. It's the best day of the week! The men gather for prayer at the mosque, and women prepare the most majestic dish of the week the " seven vegetables #الكسكس# ". And as usual, the #couscous# is often accompanied by " #lben# " (fermented milk), a velvety and refreshing drink rich in virtues. But this is not all, as moms prepare us #couscous# for lunch, they set aside an amount of cooked #couscous# but without sauce, which will be mixed with the " #lben# " and served for dinner. A little trick that allows mothers who worked hard to prepare a good #couscous# the morning to rest a bit during the rest of the day.
In fact, Saykou is not just a meal for a Friday, but it is also a dish that is popular in summer for its refreshing quality. Served cold, it is used as a dessert as well, very delicious and light as a snack meal.

As traditional as Saykouk may be considered, it is considered as the most popular 'Street Food' meal for a long time, served in the street, sold in stalls out of schools, and in the weekly "souks" (markets) in Morocco.

With family or friends, Saykouk remains a delight of Moroccan cuisine, enjoyed with or without sugar, it is a true pleasure!
About this dish
In the local culture - For everyday
Season - Summer
How to eat it - With a spoon
Caloric valueLight
Temperature - Cold
Allergy - Contains gluten (wheat)
- Contains lactose (milk)
Difficulty of preparationVery easy
Cooked/Raw - Mix of cooked and raw
  • Fermented and beaten milk
  • Couscous (Optional)
  • Barley (Optional)
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