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Mauritian cuisine shines on international stage

 Exceptional food can make a huge difference to enjoying a holiday and cuisine has become the modern-day touchstone for discovering and exploring destinations around the world.


Mauritian cuisine is unique in its ability to deliver a variety of dishes for curious travellers given its diverse range of cultures and the island’s evolution.  Just take a look at the wonderful reviews some of the island’s top restaurants have received on Tripadvisor over the last few months.

Visitors to Mauritius often praise these memorable culinary experiences wanting others to know too, and this was certainly the case recently when a reviewer from the Australian media, the Camden Haven Courier, dined out on the island.

In the ‘Eating Out in Mauritius’ article, the reviewer says: “In this island of cultural contrasts, the food is a spectacular highlight… there is a special sense of sharing when it comes to the dining table.”

The review goes on to refer to a “spectacular array of restaurants” on the island with cuisine ranging from French, Thai, Indian and Chinese to the freshest grilled seafood.

Particular highlights for the reviewer included Wang Thai in Pereybere. “The Pad Thai is certainly the best I have sampled anywhere, including on several visits to Thailand.”

Flowers of Paradise near Royal Road is also singled out for praise by the Australian journalist. “An entree of lobster ravioli in a truffle-infused cream sauce is unbelievably divine.”

Meanwhile, many hotels across the island offer far more than the standard buffet affair, with everything from fine dining and well-stocked wine cellars to beach-shack snacks for those looking to explore contemporary and traditional Mauritian flavours.

For more on Mauritian cuisine, see the Flavour section of our blog.

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