Kitchen of cultures

Even in the kitchen of the beautiful island of Mauritius you can find the traces of the many cultures that shape the country. Fiery, spicy Indian curries, Asian fried rice and Pad Thai seasoned with plenty of chilli paste and garlic sauce or all sorts of meat and fish with a spicy, aromatic, creole sauce on rice are served on Mauritius.

Everywhere is the opportunity to eat something in the streets. Fine restaurants with a seaview or small local kitchen with adjoining souvenir shop, where it is actually worth venturing even an experiment.

In order to find authentic and really delicious cuisine, it is always advisable to ask the locals: „Where would you go for eating outside?“ The friendly Mauritians always have a tip. Just try it out and be enchanted by the exotic delicacies.

Octopus Sauce Creole


  • 1,5 kg octopus
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp crushed ginger
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 5 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • salt
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 3 tsp oil

The octopus must be very clean. Cook in 1 litre of water for 45 minutes. Check wether the octopus is tender. If not, cook it for another 15 minutes by adding water if necessary.

When the octopus is well cooked, wash it to remove all the small black skin, wich remains on the tentacles. Cut them in small pieces. Heat oil, add onion, garlic, ginger, thyme and the pieces of octopus.

Sauté for a few moments and add the tomatoes and cinnamon. Pour 1/2 cup of water, cover the saucepan and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt. Dilute the cornflour in water and mix with the preparation. Stir till the sauce thickens. Check seasoning.