The Mauritian cuisine is like its people; varied and spicy. We still stay on the road spices. Thus, we customarily put in all our dishes, spices, chilli, condiments that make our dishes succulent and incredible.
But it’s more than that. Mauritian cuisine has different origins …. African, European, and Asian. Just this mixture gives a unique character to our meals. Where cultures and traditions meet ….. without filters, without prejudices …… Most of the time, the dishes are accompanied by rice ….. the very basis of the evening meal. The menu varies according to the mood, beef, fish and seafood in a rougaille sauce (tomato sauce), barbecue or curry. Be careful, you must know that the majority of the Mauritian population is of Hindu faith and do not eat beef (because cow is sacred). Pork, too, is not consumed by everyone. So, do not be surprised if in some restaurants there is no pork or beef on the menu. But the meal can not begin without an evening apero drink. As soon as the sun goes down, the bottle of rum, the little punch, the local beer and the whiskey meet together with gajacks (succulent bites). The gajacks can be samosas (pasta bricks stuffed with vegetables, chicken, cheese or fish), crispy squid or chicken wings.
To begin the meal, nothing better than to use local vegetables and seasonal fruits to make beautiful fresh salads. Fruits and vegetables such as pineapple, palm tree heart, avocados, mangoes, sweet potatoes. You can add smoked marlin or fresh fish …. a real treat! For dessert, we recommend seasonal fruits such as lychees or longans, or watermelon. Or, for more authenticity, we invite you to try banana or pineapple flambé, banana cake, banana tart, Neapolitan, or gato coco.
Coming to Mauritius is also discovering another facet of the local population through its cuisine, music, culture and traditions. So enjoy it!!