Top 10 Foods You Must Have On Your Mauritius Tour

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Gateaux Piments

Also called "Mauritian chilli poppers," this deep-fried snack is made with split peas, chillies and coriander. It tastes a lot like falafel. Locals love to have them stuffed in baguette.

Gateaux Piments |


Described as steamed dumplings with various types of fillings, boulettes are a Mauritian comfort food. They are served dipped in a hot and flavourful broth, in addition to noodles and vegetables.

Boulette | wanderfulher/Instagram

Dholl Puri

Given that Mauritius has a sizeable Indian population, Indian flavours dominate the culinary scene. Dholl puri, a popular street food, is one such example. These are flatbread made from split peas and served with chutney, pickle, or even curry.

Dholl Puri |


Yes, you heard that right. Biryani is big in Mauritius and taste just as good as one is bound to found in India. The Mauritian-style is heavily influenced by flavours of the Hyderabadi variant of biryani, and it even has potatoes.

Biryani |

Poudine Mais

Prepared with polenta, milk, spices, and topped with coconut, Poudine Mais is an indulgent and rich dessert unique to the country.

Poudine Mais | goutermoris/Instagram

Fish Vindaye

Prepared with mustard, turmeric, onion and garlic, fish vindaye is a classic Mauritian dish that is often relished during dinners and lunches. It is most popular had with bread.

Fish Vindaye | atablewithaulson/Instagram


If you have a sweet tooth, trying this sublime dessert is a must. Two shortbreads are slathered with jam and garnished with a generous sprinkle of icing sugar.

Bol Renverse

Translated to "upside-down bowl," this dish consists of rice layered with stir-fried vegetables, meat, or seafood, and topped with a fried egg. It is named so because when the dish is served, one has to flip it over onto the plate.

Bol Renverse |


Jamalac is a loved beachside treat and a favourite fruit of the Mauritians. It is served in cups, with a drizzle of tamarind juice and a light sprinkle of salt and chilli for the extra kick.

Jamalac |


A classic Mauritian dish, Rougaille is loved for its sweet and tangy tomato-based sauce made with a number of aromatic ingredients. People add vegetables, meat, tofu, or eggs in it and have it with a side of rice.

Rougaille |

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