Hi everybody! I want to share one of my favorite spots in Brussels. The Moroccan pancake stall on the South Market makes me feel abroad each time I visit. The happy bustle, the no-nonsense approach & the delicious food, makes it a must-do on a Sunday!
The thought of having a Moroccan pancake can get me excited days in advance. You have to understand: I currently live in Bruges. ‘Fucking Bruges’: like Colin Farrell described it so well. Exotism = zero. (If you meet a black man, there is a big chance he’s a football player at one of the local clubs. I must admit we do get a lot of japanese tourists.)
Back to the South Market…
As the market is located next to the South station, it’s easy to get there. The concept is simple.
You queue and wait for one of the boys to fill your pancakes. They’re super busy, but always in for a laugh. They throw the ingredients on the pancakes with a sense of ‘je ne sais quoi’.
“Cheese? Yes! Hoppaa. Vegetables? Yes! Voilaaaa.”
- 1. cheese + honey
- 2. cheese + olives + honey
- 3. cheese + mix vegetables + honey
- 4. cheese + mix vegetables + olives + honey
(-> Order number 4. Off course.)
You get a platter and move on to order tea. If you have a partner in crime, make sure he/she is already on the hunt for a table. Places are scarce and this stall is no well kept secret: it’s an immensely popular spot. Even if it’s raining, people are willing to wait. The tables are crammed between the stall and the walls of the railway buildings.
Indulge on this fresh pancake with honey dripping down your fingers. Take the time to sip your tea whilst doing some excellent people watching. Make sure you buy some Moroccan sweets to take home and off you go.
Every Sunday untill about 13h.
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