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Top Traditional Foods You Must Try On Your Next Visit To Mauritius

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Top Traditional Foods to you try in Mauritius: No matter which Asian country visit, food is the major attraction of tourist. No tourist, especially a foodie like me can miss exploring delicious and traditional cuisine the respective Asian country offers. In fact, one of the best ways to experience the country is through the food it serves. The same goes with the Mauritius, which is considered as one of the great Creole cuisine serving the nation and is famous for street food scene.

This was my second trip to Mauritius and I must tell you that these won’t be the last trip either. Yes, such is the magic this country has and tourist goes gaga over the culture, tradition and more importantly the food. Yes, the food of Mauritius is way beyond expectation, and this time I visited specially to taste different variety of foods.

Mauritius Island is diverse in terms of population which also defines the culture and range of food options you get here. Before stepping to this country, I had researched a lot about the varied options of food which tourists can hog for. From French to European, and more importantly the local flavors, Mauritius has everything to offer.  Click here to see our irresistible Mauritius packages custom-made for you. 

 

PS- I would like to inform you here that, these local flavor food items carry extra chilies which you may not like.  So if you don’t flavor chili, then be extra careful in choosing the food.

Be it the Chinese restaurants or street sellers, you will be amazed to see the options of food the country offers. For a foodie traveler like me, this is something that I won’t miss to have.

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A quick background about Mauritius cuisine: Mauritius cuisine is the blend of spices having the influence of Indian, African, and Chinese. Many of these dishes are made up of meat, chicken, and seafood. You will find a good range of Indian dishes which has its influence since 1830 when Indian labors used to work here. Click here to see your dream packages. 

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So finally coming back to the traditional food items which I tried in Mauritius during my trip and you must too try out-

 

Roti: This is the symbol of the island, dating back to the colonial time. This is highly inspired by Indian culture brought by people, who still have a good population. I came across different types of roti served in Mauritius. One such is which consist of curry on the roti to which they add Rougaille, a tangy tomato salsa with ginger and spring onions. They usually add vegetable pickles. It is amazing in terms of taste. You might find many other types as you explore the streetfood. Mauritius holiday packages

Roti(Image Source: Marguery Exclusive Villas)

 

Curry: This is the favorite food which comes with the added side dishes like rice, roti, niouk nien (dumplings), Cari Poule (Chicken Curry) etc. I came across wide range of curries available in flavors which include- Creole curry, often containing fish or meat. Then there is Carri Sauve Souris also called Bat Curry, along with octopus curry and wild boar curry. You can have the curry both for lunch and dinner, added with sea-food. Being an Indian, I found Mauritius curries similar to India. In fact, I happen to check with one of the restaurants to ask how they make curries. Some of the ingredients used are- tomatoes, garlic, ginger, turmeric and curry leaves. In fact, many also add herbs like thyme and parsley. Are you craving to be here? If you are the click here to see the best Mauritius packages just made for you!

Curry(Image Source: Chili Pepper Madness)

 

Gataeu Piment: Also called as Chili Cakes, you can find this at many street food stalls. In fact, this was highly found in traditional found of Mauritius. It was damn tasty and is good option while you travel. Don’t miss this when you are in Mauritius. These are made up of split peas (dhal or dholl), and contain red or green chilies, coriander, onions and cumin. Click here to see your dream packages. 

Gateau Piment(Image Source: Honest Mum)

 

Rougaile: This is yet another popular traditional dish I came across in Mauritius. As I landed up at a restaurant, I ordered Rougaile which was served hot at the table. It contains onions, chilies, and garlic. The waiter while serving mentioned to try add-ons with Rougaile like peas, soya, meats, and fish. Looking forward to going here with your special someone? Click here to see some awesome packages just made for you! 

Rougaile(Image Source: BBC)

 

Biryani: If you were under impression that Biryani is only famous in Indian and Gulf Countries, then you are wrong. In many hotels of Mauritius, especially in street stalls, you will find Biryani cooked in different ways. I tried the chicken biryani which was really great in taste and in many places it is served with vegetable or fruit pickle. So you got options to try out Biryani in Mauritius. Click here to be in Mauritius right away and see the best package for you. 

Biryani

 

Mazavaroo: While hunting for local food items, I found that Mauritians eat chili in every food. So I came across a dish of chopped chili called also called Mazavaroo, which is actually a meal too. I ordered a bowl of noodles packed with chili paste, and I must say my senses weren’t prepared for the spice I tasted. I still can’t get away with the spicy taste the noodle had.  So if you love eating spicy food, then Mazavaroo is your food item. Click here to see your dream packages. 

Mazavaroo

 

Dim Sum: Since there is a lot of Chinese population in Mauritius, I had the best of Dim Sum at the First Restaurant in Port Louis. I ordered the typical Cantonese dim sum having Mauritian touch over it. Let me tell you, in Mauritius, dim sum is called as Boulet- dumplings made from fish and prawns. Are you craving to be here? If you are the click here to see the best Mauritius packages just made for you!

Dim Sum

 

Fish Vindaye: This Mauritian dish is made from Indian Vindaloo and is cooked with mustard, garlic, ginger, turmeric, onion, and fish. Usually, it is served with lentils, pickles, and chutneys. You can get this dish in any non-veg restaurant in Mauritius Looking forward to going here with your special someone? Click here to see some awesome packages just made for you! 

Fish Vindaye(Image Source: Brinda Bungaroo)

 

Apart from these local dishes, I would also recommend local drinks which are worth to try out. Below are some drinks I tried- Are you craving to be here? If you are the click here to see the best Mauritius packages just made for you!

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Alouda: This is the most popular drink named as Alouda Drink and is smaller to Cape Malay drink Falooda. This is pink sweet milky beverage having tapioca balls, flavored with syrup. I would recommend trying this drink at Central Market of Port Louis. Click here to see your dream packages. 

Alouda(Image Source: TasteAtlas)

 

Coconut Water: From the beach to street stall, I found coconut water everywhere. I had this after having a heavy lunch or dinner making my stomach feels relaxed. If you too like me can’t wait to be here, I suggest take a look at this insane packages and you might end up being in Mauritius in the next few days.

Coconut Water

 

Mauritian Rum: It was amazing to drink this beverage flavored with fruits like lychee, mango, passion fruit, and pineapple. Are you craving to be here? If you are the click here to see the best Mauritius packages just made for you!

Mauritian Rum(Image Source: maz)

 

By concluding, I would like to say that Mauritius is certainly the haven for foodies, especially street food lovers.  If you are planning for a trip to this country, then don’t miss to try out these food options.  Looking forward to going here with your special someone? Click here to see some awesome packages just made for you! 

Priya Sengupta
With a Masters Degree in Environmental Science, Priya Sengupta Das is a freelance travel blogger, full time traveller and a mother of 7 year old son. Beside travelling and writing the other things she is passionate about is watching movies and cooking.

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