Mauritian cuisine has been shaped by all of the different populations living on the island. Having said that, it is primarily based on a type of curry served with most meat, fish and even vegetable dishes. 'Rougaille', a sauce made using a variety of local tomato, onions, garlic and other condiments, can also be served as an accompaniment to all dishes. You'll also find here certain specialities from other lands, such as the Indo-Muslim biryani (a rice-based dish) and the Chinese 'mine frit' (fried noodles). When it's time for dessert, go for the 'napolitaine', a pastry formed of two biscuits filled with guava preserve, all wrapped in a candy pink coating!
The products here are of extremely high quality. Most Mauritians tend to buy their ingredients from the market.© iStockphoto.com / Tarzan9280
The base of the cuisine is Indian, hence all those lovely spices. However, there is an island twist!© iStockphoto.com / Nicolasboivin
Leitchis are extremely popular in the summer in Mauritius. They grow on trees in abundance all over the island.© moving moment / 123RF
A range of spices are used in Mauritian cuisine, with the prominent ingredient being chili!© Nicousnake / 123RF
Mauritius is lucky in that a wie variety of fruit is grown here, especially pineapple.© iStockphoto.com / Konstik