Tunisian Brik and More From Home

Aug 14, 2020 | Film, Film sites, Tunisia

Taste Tunisian brik at home, listen to the sounds of Tunisia, and experience the sights of this amazing country to satisfy your wanderlust. We can understand if your plan to visit Tunisia has been delayed due to the recent international travel restrictions. We hope you’re able to experience firsthand the beauty, history, and culture that Tunisia has to offer very soon!

Taste of Tunisia

Tunisian food is delicious and a delight to cook! Here we will share a few of our favourite recipes:

Traditional Tunisian Couscous

You might have tasted couscous before, but the traditional Tunisian Couscous variation is unique in its own way. It is served with a broth made with vegetables and meat (typically fish, chicken, or red meat). Try your hand at one of our favourite recipes for Tunisian Couscous.

Tunisian Tajine

The Tunisian tajine is not to be mistaken with the Moroccan Tajine. They share the name but that’s about it! Tunisian Tajine resembles more of a French quiche than a stew, but with its own Tunisian flare. Here’s one of our favourite recipes for Tunisian tajine.

Tunisian Brik

Tunisia Brik

One of the most traditional Tunisian dish is the Tunisian brik. It is cooked with an egg and parsley wrapped in a thin wrapper called a Malsouka. Some variations of the Tunisian Brik may have tuna, potato, and even chicken inside. A visit to Tunisia is not complete without trying a Tunisian brik. Try one of our favourite recipes for Tunisian Brik

Tunisian Harissa (Chili Paste)

Tunisian Harissa (Chili Paste)

Tasting Tunisian harissa is a must for all spice lovers. This Tunisian red chili paste has gained worldwide popularity over the years and you can even find some at your local Trader Joe’s today. Speak to any Tunisian and they will boast that the taste of homemade Tunisian Harissa is incomparable to store bought harissa. In fact, each family will have their own unique family recipe passed down through the generations. Create your own harissa with one of our favourite recipes for Tunisian harissa.

Sights of Tunisia

Virtual Tour of Tunisia

Sitting at home, you can still enjoy a virtual tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tunisia such as the El Jem Amphitheater which once hosted 35,000 spectators at a time. Check out this 360 degree virtual tour of the largest coliseum in Africa.

Looking for more? Check out these other 360° Panoramic VR experiences.

Movies About Tunisia

Stream the French movie Arab Blues available on Netflix about Selma (Golshifteh Farahani), a therapist returning home to Tunis to set up a practice in her family home after a decade of living in Paris. This is a comedy about culture-clash and reconnecting with one’s roots after outgrowing one’s own culture.

And of course, we can’t forget about the classic Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV) and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (Episode I) which were filmed in Tunisia. We have a Star Wars tour in Tunisia designed to take you to all the Star Wars film locations across the country.

Jonathan and Jay dueling in Mos Espa

Sounds of Tunisia

Tunisia Top 40 Music Chart

Listen to the Tunisia Top 40 Music Chart based on most watched music videos from Tunisia. This list is specific to January 2020’s top 40 list.

Book an In-Person visit to Tunisia Today!

We really hope you take the time to explore this magnificent country, even while you may be stuck at home. From Tunisian brik and harissa to virtual tours, we really want to share this country with you in person. Get in touch with one of our Tunisia travel experts to plan a private Tunisia holiday tour.

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