Foods of Mauritius: Famous dishes of Mauritius
6 months ago
Traveling to Mauritius is always on a bucket list of many people. If you are in the lands of Mauritius then you must try the food of Mauritius as Mauritius cuisine is one of a kind with a blend of European, Chinese, and Indian influences.
Some of the dishes of Mauritius you can try during your stay here:
Serving as a favorite of many Mauritius people, curries are a significant part of Mauritius cuisine. The curries have been influenced by Indian curries but in Mauritius, they are much different. The Creole curries have ingredients like garlic, onion, and curry leaves. Curries are not that spicy as Indian Curries are and it is often consumed with rice and bread. One of the most famous curry dishes of Mauritius to try is octopus curry near Gris Gris beach.
Dhol Puri is basically a wheat pancake that is stuffed with ground peas. It is among the best street foods of Mauritius. The ground peas are boiled, cooked with salt and turmeric, and then it is stuffed into the wheat balls which is then made into a flatbread and cooked. The puri is served with pickles, curries, and chutney. If you are in Mauritius, do try this dish of Mauritius.
Mauritian Biryani is another variant of Indian Biryani. Though influenced by India, this dish of Mauritius has its own significance in the dishes of Mauritius. The delicious dish Biryani is made of rice, numerous spices, and yogurt. To protect the biryani from burning, potatoes are placed at the bottom.
Farata is quite similar to that of Indian Parathas. The main ingredients are flour, water, and salt. The ingredients are made into a dough, then the dough is made into a flatbread and then those flatbread are cooked over the frying pan with ghee or butter. It is a quite popular dish of Mauritius and is easily available at any restaurant here. It is eaten with curries, pickles, and chutney.
Mauritian Sea Dishes
As the country is located near the sea, there is an abundance of seafood here. Mauritius has a truckload of seafood items each having a rich taste. You can easily find stews and curries in any Mauritian restaurant. Some of the sea foods that you can try during your visit in Mauritius are coriander and chilli fish, Crab curry, Vindaye ourite, fried squid, Vindaye poisson and a lot more. The sea food taste best when eaten at the stalls near beaches as it is made of freshly catch fishes and crabs.
Mine Frites are fried noodles and are influenced by Chinese dishes. If you are a Chinese food lover then try this delicacy having a blend of Mauritian style. This street food of Mauritius is quite popular here. It is basically noodles fried in soy sauce and topped with onions and chili. You can try this dish at any of the stalls in Chinatown.
Mauritius loves coconuts and most of the dishes of Mauritius have coconut it. It is the prime ingredient of most chutneys and cakes. One such popular dish of Mauritius that has coconut is Coconut cake. It is made of grated coconut and sugar. This coconut cake is called tomahto in Mauritius. You can grab a bite at any of the restaurants in Port Louis.
Palm Heart Salad
Palm Heart Salad is another dish of Mauritian cuisine. It is also called the ‘Millionaire’ salad’. This Mauritian food has quite a unique character. In Mauritius, when palm trees get 7 years old, they are cut down. A huge part of the trunk of the tree is cut and consumed as a starter. Later, it is eaten with salad. There are many places where you can try this dish of Mauritius.:
Bol Renverse is another Mauritius delicacy which is layered rice topped with a fried omelet. It is a favorite dish of many Mauritians. It is quite a like biryani but made of three layers: fried egg, seafood, chicken; stir-fried vegetables and sauces; then the boiled rice. While serving the layers are turned upside down. You can find this dish of Mauritius only in few restaurants of Mauritius.
Boulettes is a variant of Chinese dumplings and is really loved in Mauritius. When dimsums, another one of Mauritian dish is served with bouillon then it becomes Boulettes. The dumplings of Boulettes are made of pork, fish, meat, or vegetables. If you want to try this dish of Mauritius, then visit any of the street-side stalls at China Town.
Archard Legumes are basically pickled vegetables. It is eaten as a side dish mostly. The flavors are quite rich which adds to the flavor of other dishes it is eaten with. It is made of cabbage, carrots, french beans, and fried chilies. You can have it with Dholl puri, Farata, or with any other flatbread and as a sandwich spread too.
Mauritian Rum is also quite famous as Caribbean Rum and is produced in many flavors like Coffee, vanilla, Kumar, citrus fruits, and even spices. The rum in Mauritius has grown to become a huge part of Mauritian life after the end of the colonial period. Some of the places where you can taste rum are Rhumerie de Chamarel, St Aubin, or Chateau Labourdonnais.