Mauritius is a dream destination for those who want to enjoy their holidays in the sun with their friends or family. Apart from its beautiful panoramas and beaches, discovering its traditional dishes is also a real treat for the taste buds. Meet these new flavours that will make all the charm of your holiday in Mauritius.
For a successful Mauritius holidays, you cannot leave without eating a biryani. This previously royal dish has become popular for Mauritians. It is made of chicken, rice, yoghurt, potatoes and many spices. If you want to taste this menu, we advise you to go to the port or to the market. You will taste a typical Mauritian biryani and you will have the opportunity to see how it is prepared. Once you taste it, you may even be tempted to cook it at home when you will be back.
The fried noodles
It’s a Sino-Mauritian dish you can find anywhere on the island. You will find it in restaurants and in the many small shops facing the beach. It is a dish made of Chinese noodle, eggs, cabbage and meat or shrimp. If you want to taste those prepared by a real Mauritian, prefer the stands near the beaches and in the small shops that sell take away food. It is also a dish that is not difficult to reproduce at home if you have the right recipe.
They are delicious soft patties that have been topped with curry sauces and rougail. To eat it easily, it is rolled like a pancake. It is a dish that you will find all over the island. It is a dish not to be missed during your last minute holidays to Mauritius. You can buy them in the markets, on the street, at street vendors. The Mauritians usually eat it with chili if you are not used to it, ask those with no chili. It’s a typical Mauritian dish. It’s not necessarily a full meal, but it’s part of your menu when there are family gatherings or parties.
For the non-connoisseurs who are spending their holidays in Mauritius, they may have difficulty distinguishing between Farata and Dholl Puri. And yet, they’re not the same. Flakier than the iconic roti, the Farata are stiffer and much less yellow than Puri dholl. Farata is the equivalent of bread. Made with flour, water, salt and oil, the Mauritians consume it without moderation. In the markets, they are made on the spot and you can take the opportunity to ask for the recipe at the same time.
Mauritius is not only a rich destination for its history and beauty, it is also a delight for the taste buds of its visitors. If you are curious and want to discover local life, the best way to do so is to mix with the locals, who will make you discover with pleasure these typical local dishes.