18 Best Mauritian Cuisine Recipes
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 18 top things to eat and drink in Mauritius that should not be missed.
1. Dhal 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. Mauritian 7 Cari (7 Curries)
Mauritius has a considerable Indian influence in its food, so how can it not have delicious curry? These yummiest dishes are served especially for weddings. Trust me, you are missing a lot if you have not yet tried it. These curries complement rice, bread (farata and roti), lentils, chutneys, and pickles.
3. Briani (Biryani)
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.
Have you ever eaten the local delicacy from Mauritius that is sold in nearly every bakery on the island? I'm referring to the mouthwatering Mauritian Gateau Napolitaine, a decadent treat made of crumbly, flaky shortbread biscuits sandwiched with jam (typically guava jelly when made in Mauritius) and dusted with fondant.
5. Halim (Haleem)
Haleem is a rich and delectable mutton and lentil stew, a very popular street food in Mauritius. You will find Halim on almost every corner of Mauritius. From street food to shopping malls, there it is.
6. Bol Renversé
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.
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.
8. Fried Noodles (Mines Frites)
Mine Frites is another popular Mauritius street food influenced by Chinese cuisine ( Fried noodles). This dish of soy-sauce-fried noodles with spring onions and chiles is simple yet delicious. Finding the best spot to eat 'mine frire' is surely very difficult to find because each place has its own unique taste and is packed with the yummiest flavor.
9. Octopus Salad
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.
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.
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.
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.
Farata, a type of layered pan-fried flat bread, is a Mauritian adaptation of paratha. Along with its counterparts, dal puri and roti, it is now firmly entrenched in Mauritian cuisine as a part of our rich cultural heritage.
Making soft, flaky faratas expertly was frequently listed among a prospective daughter-in-law's desirable traits. I suppose that if you develop the skill early on, your husband will be very satisfied. Coming up on Valentine's Day, you might learn whether your man's heart can be reached through his stomach or some other organ.
16. Mine Bouillie (Boiled Noodles)
17. Goyava and Fruit Salad (Confit)
18. Arouille (Taro Fritters)