Two Women and A Half Man …a cooking journey with mum and grandma in beautiful Mauritius…

Tamarin – Les Salines
Tamarin - Les Salines

Tamarin is a small fishing village situated on the West coast of Mauritius and is only a short drive from Flic en Flac. Tamarin is a popular surfing spot on the island and is also the place for the main salt pan in Mauritius – Les Salines.¬†Over the years, Tamarin has seen considerable residential development […]

Vindaye – Octopus and Fish
Vindaye - Octopus and Fish

Vindaye is a typical Mauritian curry paste made of tumeric, mustard seeds, and garlic. Vindaye paste is traditionally made on “roche cari” as depicted in the pictures below, however you can easily buy ready made vindaye paste in specialty grocery shops. Vindaye curry is best used with seafood such as fish, calamari, and octopus. Served […]

Mauritian Beaches and Lagoons
Mauritian Beaches and Lagoons

Mauritius is known for its white sandy beaches, shallow aqua lagoons, and warm sunsets. Mauritius has won the title of “World’s Leading Island Destination” three years in a row beating other island destinations such as the Seychelles, Maldives, and Bali. The more popular beaches in Mauritius include Pereybere, La Cuvette, Flic en Flac and Blue […]

Kite Surfing at Le Morne
Kite Surfing at Le Morne

Le Morne is a small windy village situated on the South West coast of Mauritius only a 20 minutes drive from Flic en Flac, well known for surfing, kite surf, and paragliding. The village is situated in Le Morne peninsula where one of the mountains, Le Morne Brabant has been listed in the Unesco World […]

Sweet and Sour Crab
Sweet and Sour Crab

Sweet and sour crab has to be one of my favourite dishes. Mum prepares this dish for me every time I go back on holiday, and since it is my favourite dish I have made sure that I learn to prepare it and trust me it isn’t that hard – it’s all in the balance […]

Satini Coco
Satini Coco

Satini coco is a very popular Mauritian food which translates into coconut chutney in english. Back in the days, satini coco was traditionally made using a manual rock grinder called “roche cari” in Mauritian Creole. Nowadays, you can use a blender or a pestle and mortar. Satini coco is widely used as an accompaniment to […]

Niouk Yen – Choko and Meat Dumplings
Niouk Yen - Choko and Meat Dumplings

“Niouk yen” is definitely a candidate for the national dish of Mauritius. More popularly known as “boulette” on the island, this rounded steamed dumpling is primarily made of choko vegetable(chayote) and mince pork. “Niouk yen” is a traditional Hakka food and the recipe has been passed on by Chinese Mauritians for generations. There are many […]

Flic en Flac – Mauritius Longest Beach
Flic en Flac - Mauritius Longest Beach

The sun rises in the east and sets at Flic en Flac. From a small fishing village on the west coast of Mauritius, Flic en Flac has grown into Mauritius second tourist destination after Grand Baie. Today, the town is buzzing with restaurants, cafe and bars, nightclubs, and world class resorts such as the Sugar […]

Satini Poisson Snoek
Satini Poisson Snoek

“Satini poisson snoek” is a typical Mauritian Creole dish which translates into fried salted fish salsa in english. This local dish is usually eaten with rice, lentil soup, and pumpkin. Salted fish is readily available in Australia, and can be bought in Indian grocery shops. There are many versions of this dish – some people […]

Chinese Hakka Buns – Pow
Chinese Hakka Buns - Pow

Chinese bun also known as “pow” in Hakka is a popular dish among the Chinese community in Mauritius. The filling can either be sweet or savoury. My personal favourite is the char siu filling along with star anise stewed soya egg. For the sweet tooth, anything from sugar to peanut butter will do as filling. […]

Sugar Beach Resort
Sugar Beach Resort

Situated on the western coastal village of Flic en Flac, the Sugar Beach resort is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sand, sun, and sea of Mauritius. The resort boasts with over half a kilometre of sandy beaches, along with more than 12 hectares featuring beautiful landscaped tropical gardens with contemporary plantation-style architecture. […]

Cap Malheureux – Nothing Sad About It
Cap Malheureux - Nothing Sad About It

Cap Malheureux is a small fishing village situated on the northernmost tip of Mauritius. The name Cap Malheureux translates into the “Sad Cape” in english, even though there’s nothing sad about this place. A magnificent view of the “Coin de mire” island is enough to enlighten your day. Cap Malheureux is only a short drive […]

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Plenty more of Mauriitus and home cooking coming soon. Stay put!