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What to eat in Mauritius, mix of cultures!

The great multiracial mix of Mauritius makes it a place with a very good and varied gastronomic offer. Indian, French and Chinese cuisine coincide in choosing rice, chicken, fish and seafood as basic ingredients. In this post I tell you about what to eat in Mauritius and what are its traditional dishes.


The main dishes of Mauritian food

The main dishes are made up of spicy and spicy rice dishes, meats and vegetables prepared in curry, and different fish and shellfish. Most of the dishes stand out for their rich flavor and great aroma, due in large part to spices such as ginger, parsley, coriander, tarragon, curry, cumin and cloves.

Tropical fruits such as papaya, mango, coconut, pineapple, lychees and guava complete and refresh the varied gastronomic offer.

Typical and traditional dishes in Mauritius

In Mauritius it is possible to taste an infinite number of rich and spicy dishes. These are some of the most prominent:


Paratha is handmade flour bread. It is usually filled with different vegetables, meat and fish, and it is common to be served accompanied by different sauces.


The napolitain is a sweet made up of two shortcrust pastry cakes that are filled with Chinese guava jam.


Prepared with a local tomato variety known as pommes d'amour "love apples", as well as onions, herbs, garlic, ginger and peppers, rougaille is often served with meat and fish.


Triangular-shaped salty starter stuffed with meat and vegetables.

Mine Frit

Stir-fried noodles are the best known and most appreciated dish in Chinese cuisine. The noodles are cooked in a large wok with soy sauce, vegetables and meat.


Pancake made from wheat flour that can be found in different varieties. The most popular, faratha, is enriched with ghee (semi-fluid Indian buffalo butter).

There are different types of rottis, the most popular being the chapatti (long and light) and the dholl poori (soft and filled with grains and spices).


Pancake made with lentil flour filled with a vegetable curry. It is usually taken accompanied by homemade lemonade.


Ring-shaped salty appetizer prepared with lentils and peppers.


Basmati rice cooked with spices and meat or fish. It is usually served accompanied by cucumber salad.

Heart of Palm Salad

Known as the millionaires' salad, the heart of palm served in a salad or cooked on the grill is a specialty of Creole cuisine.

Fish a la vindaye

Fish marinated in a sauce of vinegar, mustard, turmeric with onion, garlic, ginger and peppers. It is a meal that is served cold and is usually accompanied with rice.

In the gastronomy of Mauritius the varieties are infinite and it is delicious. I recommend that you try their specialties that leave no one disappointed.


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