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Let’s Make Mauritian Napolitaines

What are Napolitaines? Napolitaine is a popular sweet treat that Mauritians love to enjoy with a nice cup of Bois Cheri tea. A napolitaine is traditionally made up of two circular melt-in-your-mouth buttery shortbread cookies with strawberry jam sandwiched between them, topped with a layer of sweet pink sugar icing. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Where […]

The Best Hakien in Mauritius

What is Hakien? Hakien or Hakkien is a popular Mauritian appetizer of Chinese origin, similar to spring rolls or nems as our French and Reunion Island friends like to call them. The traditional Mauritian style Hakiens are made with a flour-based wrapper and then dipped in a flour-based batter before being deep fried to yummy […]

Mauritian Street Food

A visit to Mauritius wouldn’t be complete without a taste of the local street food! It is delicious, cheap and authentic. Even if you are staying at a five star hotel, with the best chef in the world, we guarantee that your taste buds will love these yummy local specialties. Interesting fact: Most Mauritian street […]

A Visit to the Rault Biscuit Factory in Mauritius

As soon as we arrived at the Rault Seneque family estate, aptly named Les Délices, we were immediately transported back in time. It’s a quiet, unpretentious estate surrounded by lush tropical greenery: coconut trees, cassava plantation and mango trees. We could hear the birds chirping while the old hydraulic pump was working at its own rhythm not too far […]

Ingredients for Mauritian Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup: A Simple and Healthy Mauritian Recipe

It is very common for Mauritians to have a side of “grains secs” or pulses as part of a typical meal, for example, lentils and split peas, prepared as a soup. They are a great source of protein, especially for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet, and are very healthy and easy to prepare. […]

A Mauritian Classic: The Di-pain, Di-ber and Gato Pima Sandwich

There is no denying it: Mauritians love their gato pima (gâteaux piments or chili cakes)! So it’s not surprising that they have numerous creative ways to enjoy their favourite treat! Here is a simple, although not necessarily healthy recipe. In Mauritius we’re lucky that we can buy fresh and hot gateaux piments from the street merchants but here […]

What is Rougaille?

Rougaille or rougail is one of the classic Mauritian dishes that everyone on the island loves. It is essentially a tomato-based dish, with incredibly rich flavours thanks to the combination of spices used. Since this recipe is passed down from generation to generation, there are quite a few variations of spice combinations: onions, garlic, ginger, […]

Rum Cocktail: Ti-Punch

Ti-Punch Cocktail One of our favourite things to do in Mauritius is to try out the various rum cocktails while enjoying the legendary Mauritian sunset. For those who have visited Mauritius and are missing our tropical paradise, here is a cocktail recipe that will bring you back to your vacation here. Ingredients 3 cl of […]

Eat like a local: Boulettes at Ti Kouloir

One of our absolute favourite Mauritian food has got to be boulettes soup. We never fail to try it at every single restaurant, street vendor or local snack that would offer it on their menu (and I’m not even exaggerating). Thanks to Reena, a true local who knows everyone and everything in Grand Baie, we […]