Ti dimans bord la mer? Mauritian Chicken Briyani – Briyani Poulet

Ki li tipti, ki li grand! No matter how old you are, the smell of Chicken Briyani will never fail to draw you in. The instant hit in your face of fragrant fried onions that have been simmering in ghee, the aromas from bubbling water with rice being stirred into and the vibrant fresh mint […]

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Waving the Mauritius 50TH Independence Day Flag – Mauritian Banana Tart

Calling out Mauritians from everywhere! Clean shoes, checked. Shirts well ironed, checked. Hair done properly, checked. Perfect! Are you well aligned for the flag raising ceremony? I mean that’s how it used to be, right? The hustle and bustle before the Independence Day ceremony at school. Repetitions every morning in order to ensure a proper […]

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Mauritian Custard Sponge Cake – Gateau Custard

How about a little bit of cake for your sweetheart to celebrate the month of love? Do you still remember these childhood treats? Perfectly aligned one after the another in the little window of the local shop. The sight of which would haunt many for days if you could not get yourself one. I mean […]

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Lepok Dadi.. – Salted Fish Fried Rice / Riz Frites Poisson Salé

I don’t remember much of my Dadi to be honest. Only fragment of memories and bit and pieces of here and there. But I clearly remember her taking her plastic bag full of chips and snacks, on her back to sell at school premises during lunch time. Sometimes I picture the time when she used […]

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