Essentially a tiny fried-dough sandwich stuffed with potato, olive, eggs, tuna and harissa, fricassé is a favorite snacks that Tunisians eat either mid-morning around 10 or at 6 just after leaving the office – but a perfect stomach-filler at any time of day, if you ask us.
Chapati is a flat, round sandwich made with a special bread recipe – a local secret – and generously filled with a tasty array of hearty meats, such as turkey “salami” or “jambon,” as well as omelet, spicy pepper spreads, and the Tunisian staple to any snack: tuna.
Mtabga is a traditional Tunisian snack that comes from Gafsa, a southern region in Tunisia. It is made from a spicy paste of tomatoes and hot green pepper that gives it its unique taste. A worthy reward for the long trip down to Gafsa!
Mlawi might look like Mtabga, but tasting one bite will tell you otherwise. This Tunisian snack is a thin, flattened bread made with fine semolina, olive oil and flour. Its mild flavor makes it a perfect dipping bread for salty and sweet alike – or have it all by dipping it into a mixture of olive oil and honey, as some Tunisians do. Take it from us: it’s delicious.
Ftayer, or sometimes known as bambaloni, are Tunisian donuts made with fresh dough deep-fried in boiling oil. They are typically eaten for breakfast, dipped in sugar or jam. For a particularly scenic ftayer-tasting outing, check out the well-known locale at the top of Sidi Bou Said. Treat your eyes as well as your tastebuds!