Mauritian cuisine, Mauritius, Mauritian cuisine, Arts and culture, Mauritius
Mauritian cuisine, Mauritius

Mauritian cuisine is extemely vast and everyone has their own twist on traditional dishes.

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Mauritian cuisine

Mauritius
By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

Discover Mauritian cuisine

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!

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Mauritian cuisine

Fresh produce, Mauritius, Mauritian cuisine, Arts and culture, Mauritius
Fresh produce, Mauritius

The products here are of extremely high quality. Most Mauritians tend to buy their ingredients from the market.

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Spices, Mauritius, Mauritian cuisine, Arts and culture, Mauritius
Spices, Mauritius

The base of the cuisine is Indian, hence all those lovely spices. However, there is an island twist!

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Leitchis, Mauritius

Leitchis are extremely popular in the summer in Mauritius. They grow on trees in abundance all over the island.

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Spice mix, Mauritius

A range of spices are used in Mauritian cuisine, with the prominent ingredient being chili!

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Fresh juices, Mauritius, Mauritian cuisine, Arts and culture, Mauritius
Fresh juices, Mauritius

Mauritius is lucky in that a wie variety of fruit is grown here, especially pineapple.

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