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15 Food not to Miss in Mauritius - Genuine Selection

Mauritius has an immensely rich and diversified food culture that is influenced by Indian, Chinese, Creole, and European flavors. It has the best delicacies to offer. Mauritius has amazing street food. Fresh coconut water, chopped fruit covered in spice and tamarind marmalade, hot curries topped with a chill, pickles wrapped in buttery bread, and Chinese fried noodles are all available.

Mauritius also boasts some fantastic restaurants that provide excellent and interesting dishes all throughout the island. When visiting Mauritius, don't stay at your resort; instead, get out and discover the island and the excellent Mauritian food. So here are the 15 top things to eat and drink in Mauritius that should not be missed.

1. MAURITIAN DHOLL PURI

If Mauritius had a national dish, this would most likely be it. Roti or dholl puri vendors can be found on every street corner or snack shop in Mauritius. This pancake-style flatbread from India is loaded with cooked yellow split peas and served with bean curry, "achard" (pickle), and chutney.

 

2. BOL REVERSE

Bol Renverse consists of three layers: fried egg, chicken or seafood stir-fried with vegetables and sauces, and boiled rice. The fried egg is placed in the bowl first, followed by the fried veggies with chicken, and finally by the cooked rice. However, it is turned upside down when being served. It can be found in a few Mauritian restaurants in Port Louis.

 

3. ALOUDA

Alouda is a syrup-flavored sweet milky beverage with tapioca balls. It is available in any marketplace's foodcourt. One of the most crucial elements in preparing Mauritian Alouda is basil seeds. Agar jelly is also added for texture, and the mixture sometimes forms an ice cream ball, making it appealing. Locals say the best spot to find Alouda is in the Port Louis food market.

 

4. MAURITIAN CURRIES 

Mauritius has a considerable Indian influence in its food, so how can it not have delicious curry? In addition to classic Indian curries, there are tomato-based Creole curries and other options. All of these curries, however, contain the same base of garlic, onion, fresh curry leaves, and turmeric. These curries complement rice, bread (farata and roti), lentils, chutneys, and pickles.

 

5. BRIANI

Briyani (briani), a popular Mauritian dish, will satisfy more than one. It's a rice meal cooked with beef, chicken, fish, mutton, or vegetables, similar to Indian briyani. The flavorful briyani is highly known among Mauritius' Muslim minority, which specializes in it.

 

6. GAJAKS

Gajak are Mauritian appetizers that are typically deep-fried. They're sold out of glass boxes on the backs of motorcycles and food stalls in marketplaces, beaches, and on the side of the road. You can also sample the wonderful "Gato Arouille" (Taro cakes) as well as other delicacies such as "Pain frire" (Fried bread cakes), Samoussas- Triangular shaped cakes packed with potato curry or cheese, and much more.

 

7. SEAFOOD

You can prepare it as you want: baked, grilled, fried, or sautéed. Mauritius has fantastic seafood. Seafood accounts for a big portion of Mauritius' cuisine. The best seafood meals include local Capitaine and crab soup, as well as calamari and lobsters.

 

8. MINE FRITES

Mine Frites is another popular Mauritius street food influenced from Chinese cuisine ( Fried noodles). This dish of soy-sauce-fried noodles with spring onions and chiles is simple yet delicious. The finest spot to eat'mine frire' is, unexpectedly, at a street stand in Chinatown.

 

9. COCONUT WATER

Mauritius is densely forested, so you can't leave without enjoying the island's wonderful coconut water. Coconuts, like pineapples, can be found finest on the beach. After you've finished drinking it, ask your vendor to cut it in half so you can eat the white flesh.

 

10. LOCAL BEER

Phoenix Beer, Mauritius' indigenous beer, is an award-winning lager named after the town where it is made. And it goes well with pretty much everything on the island. Phoenix beer, renowned for its great quality, remains one of the island's must-tries.

 

11. RUM

Cane liquor is made on the island because it is a sugar producer. You can always sip some cold rum flavored with lychee, mango, passionfruit, or pineapple. A fantastic cocktail that you should never miss. You may find them everywhere across the island, such as at Rhumerie des Mascareignes and Rhumerie de Chamarel.

 

12. INDIAN SWEETS

And whether in India or Mauritius, Indian sweets are available to travelers with a sweet craving. They're sweet, buttery, and delectable. The Bombay Sweets Mart in Port Louis is the finest spot to find them (where the helpful shop assistants will let you taste several of their 30 different types of mithai to see which ones you like best).

 

13. BOIS CHERI TEA

Visit the deliciously-fragrant Vanilla House in St Aubin to discover how vanilla is grown, see the vanilla plants in the garden, and then dine on vanilla-infused chicken and vanilla creme brulee in the restaurant, which is located on the veranda of the lovely old sugar plantation palace. It is also the only place to acquire Mauritian-grown vanilla.

 

14. ROTI

Roti Chaud is a flat Indian bread that is served with a variety of curries and pickles. They are sold on the street while being transported on the back of a motorcycle. They are the same as Indian rotis. In any case, trying Indian rotis in Mauritius is a fantastic experience.

 

15. Typical Mauritian Food (Manzer Tipik)

16. Halim (Haleem)

17. Farata

18. Mine Bouillie (Boiled Noodles)

19. Goyava and Fruit Salad (Confit)

20. Arouille (Taro Fritters)

21. Octopus Salad


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