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Mauritius Food

The local cuisine originates from the three continents just as the origin of its inhabitants. The taste variate of food indian, chines, creole and european.

When you are in Mauritius you need absolutely to try the Creole Curry which is a quite spicy cuisine, and very hot. The curry can be made with fish, beef or chicken and it is served with white rice. Some other Mauritian cuisines are: Daube de Poisson, Langouste à la Creole, Curry de Cerf, Rougaille Poisson Sale. Why not try a typical muslim menu, the briani, also a very spicy menu. You can also try the Chinese cuisine which not very expensive as Fried Rice, Beef Black beans. Of course there is also the European cuisine.

Try also the Mauritian snacks as samoussas, gateaux piments, gateaux bringelles, gateaux pomme de terre, batons fromages. Something very common in every of the Mauritian streets, dholl pourri and roti, it is a sort of pancake served with hot beans curry, tomato sauce known as chutney here and chilli of course. Most Mauritian food is hot and spicy and the Mauritian like to eat a lot of chilli.

As Mauritius is surrounded with the sea, do not miss to taste the seafood, shrimps, fish, oysters, prawn served with red sauce “sauce rouge”.

Mauritian cuisine is mix of Creole (African), Indian, French and Chinese cuisine. Hence starting from Creole rougailles, Indian curries and biryanis, Chinese chopsuey to French civet de lièvre, everything is a part of cuisine in Mauritius. The most basic and the common ingredient used in Mauritian recipes are the tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic and chilies while the traditional base is definitely the curries and "rougailles" which is made from the blends of home crushed spices. Spices also constitute a major part of Mauritian cuisine. The extensive use of spices such as saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves provide a powerful, yet subtle flavor to the dish.

The combination of curries and rougailles along with white rice and other beans is popular with the locals and is generally included in their everyday food. The unique interblending of spices with vegetables, meat and fish is what lends that distinctive, unique charm to the food of Mauritius.

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