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Published October 10th 2014
Moroccan, Mum and Meloui Manufacture a Great Moment
One of Adelaide's newest food trucks was at Fork on the Road last night, so this presented a great opportunity to try their delights and to experience some different tastes and flavours. Moorish bites provides a sample of some Moroccan foods, along with a tagline of "Moroccan Spice & All Things Nice". Little did I appreciate the nicety until near the end of my experience.
The queue outside Moorish bites was about half a dozen people long, which is always a good sign. On offer tonight was the Meloui, some Tagine, Cous Cous and some Moroccan BBQ Poccadio, which had unfortunately sold out by the time I arrived. The Meloui was popular, and appeared to be a largish serve. Having already eaten some smaller bites earlier in the night, the concept of one between two sounded appropriate.
The queue slowly shortened as servings were delivered. The patient lady in front of me, who had been attempting to keep two young kids under control, suddenly ran off towards the tram tracks as her two kids had quietly made their escape. After observing no trams in sight, the queue moved forward and eventually a Meloui with chicken was ordered.
The crew behind the counter were frantic trying to keep up with orders, manage the queue and manage the expectations. "Mum" had been recruited especially for the night to assist, and was doing an admirable job trying to keep up. While waiting, I observed the previously patient but now clearly agitated lady return with two kids tightly secured to her body, and to take a place at the end of the queue which had expanded to around a dozen people by this time. While I was still cogitating on how challenging it is with kids, "Mum" had jumped down from the food truck with her notepad, and had made a bee-line for the young lady, and took an order from her. The moment, probably un-noticed by many, made me reflect that there are still some really good things in life if we want them to be.
The first Meloui with chicken arrived and went to the young lady. I was not disappointed. Mine arrived soon thereafter, and I chose some lemon juice and home made sauce to include on the dish. The Meloui is a light Moroccan Crepe which was grilled and filled with spinach, rocket and feta cheese, and then sliced in to 8 pieces and served with lemon juice and home-made dipping sauce. The Harissa home made sauce was described as "not too spicy sauce". I cogitated on what a spicy sauce might have actually tasted like !
The Meloui was a wonderful dish, and provided a great insight in to Moroccan food. However it was the crew at Moorish Bites that made the night for me, and showed that there can be Moroccan Spice & All Things Nice.