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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 […]

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 […]