The food of the archipelago is influenced by the inhabitants of the island the Creole, French, Chinese and Indian. The rich soil is great for vegetation; and islanders often enjoy scrumptious healthy fresh vegetables. The sweet and sour taste of the Victorian pineapples will have you yearning for a pineapple tree in your backyard. Pineapples cut into pieces are sold by the pineapple sellers found in the beaches. Similar to the Indian paratha bread, one of the common dishes of Mauritius is Dholl Pori which is bread stuffed with ground yellow peas. Street vendors all around sell this yummy bread, you can also find it in Dewa Rose Hill. If there’s Indians on the island, there is bound to be curry. Mauritians have their own curry recipe with turmeric, garlic, fresh curry leaves and your choice of meat, try octopus curry. Both Dholl Pori and Paratha can be eaten with bread, rice or beans. Sip in some delicious vanilla tea and quench your thirst. The best place to find this tea is Bois Cheri Tea Factory. Enjoy seafood just as much? No worries Mauritius has the best fish dishes varying from shrimp, lobsters and even octopus. These are only some of the delightful dishes of Mauritius, experience the rest during your visit.
Found on the costal road to Flic-en-Flac, Zub-Express Serves a combination of Indian, Chinese and local Mauritian cuisine. The Tom Yam Soup, a spicy and sour soup with prawn, will start your meal with a local flavour. The extensive menu will give you a long list of Indian and Chinese inspired dishes, from curries to Gambas. Complete your meal with a pot of masala tea that serves 2.
Situated next to ‘la foire’ in the heart of Quatre Bornes, Flame n Grill has consistently been voted one of the best Indian cuisine in Mauritius. For your main meal try the mouth watering Murgh Lababdar, char grilled chicken cubes cooked in coarse tomato gravy with a hint of fresh cilantro. Lababdar literally means very soft, creamy with a good mouth feel. This preparation is straight off the erstwhile royal kitchen. If you want an alternative experience, pick one of the 4 thali options – lamb, chicken, fish or vegetarian. Nothing like that home cooked experience.