Food in Mauritius
The natural world and a paradise for honeymooners, Mauritius is a heaven for the senses, not only for the eyes with its beautiful landscapes, but also for the palate. It is also a paradise for gastronomes who find a variety of flavors and aromas inherited from the different migrations through its history. What make Mauritius the best destination to quench your apatite is the culinary traditions from France, India, China and Africa. This is all that has made it as the best know destination appreciated for cuisines in the world; while it has been passing to generations.
It depends on the region in Mauritius, you will get rice and flat breads or (locally called as Chapattis or Roti and stuffed Paratha or Farata) that are eaten with curries. Not to mention the use of spices like saffron, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves as well as various herbs like basil, curry leaves, thyme and others that are common ingredients to provide some powerful and subtle savor.
You will also get Dal – a variety of lentil soup in different varieties and falavors that are preferred very much with vegetables, beans, pickles to make perfect dishes. Dholl Puri and Roti – originally an Indian delicacy have become the fish and chips of Mauritians.
Among a variety of other dishes, you will find Biryani that is sourced from Mughal origins. – a dish expertly prepared by the Muslim Community with meat mixed with spiced rice ad potatoes.
Street foods are also quite famous that are mix of Indian and other cuisines. Snacks on the streets of Mauritius comprise of famous gateaux piments that are a variant of the Indian vadai; chilli cake along with vegetable or meat samosas (puffs). You will also get something more that include octopus curry in bread. Not to mention the Toato and onion based dish called Rougaille is a variation of the French ragoût . The dish usually consists of meat or seafood (corned beef and salted snoek fish rougaille are very popular with the locals) and all Mauritians eat this dish often if not daily.
Cakes are also common dishes and very much popular that varies and you can find cakes very much like those in France and other countries. Indian sweets are very popular are Gulab Jamun, Rasgulla and a lot more.
In order to enjoy the real delicacy of food, what all you have to do is simply find the best restaurant in any star category resort or hotel or in marketplaces. You can also enjoy delicious street food that is also very much popular.
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