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Food in Mauritius

It would be perfectly understandable if you went to Mauritius and came back a ton heavier—the range of cuisine here is mind-boggling, not to mention mouth-watering. Indian, Chinese, European/ Mediterranean and Creole food will jostle for your culinary attention. A typical Mauritian buffet will include Mediterranean-style vegetables, Indian-style biryani, boiled rice as a staple and salad with French dressing. Seafood is an added attraction, and if you are feeling adventurous, do try ‘daube’—octopus stew.

The staple is curry with rice or roti, an Indian-style bread. For liquid refreshment, the options (apart from alcohol, which is available in plenty, especially the home-made variety) are ‘lassi’, a sweet/salty yoghurt drink, and ‘alouda’, a sugary brew.

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