LOCAL CUISINE

Mauritian cuisine is inextricably linked with its history. There is a statement that says that in Mauritius, you can have a Continental breakfast, go for a Chinese lunch and end with an Indian dinner along with some French wine! Mauritian cuisine is indeed a fusion of French, British, Indian, Chinese and Creole culinary traditions.

You can find very fine French cuisine from the time when Mauritius was still a French colony.

The arrival of Indian labourers in the country saw the arrival of different culinary traditions, with the use of spices like saffron, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves together with different Indian breads like pharata, chapati, roti or puri, as well as dried beans and pickles. Other dishes include briani – a dish made of rice, meat, potatoes and varous spices. These are easily available for those who wander in the streets of Port-Louis, the capital city where food booths are found at every street corner of the city centre.