This service does not offer the typical Cuisine in Mauritius.
www.ordermanzer.mu is more than just a simple restaurant website - it is the easiest gateway, bridging the gap between hungry Mauritians and their favourite food from their local restaurants. They allow you to enter your region to browse the best local takeaways, search different cuisine types and choose home delivery or take-away at checkout.
Ordermanzer is Mauritius' premier online ordering portal for local takeaway restaurants. Their aim is to serve the people of the new era with a different and most competitive style. They want to add convenience to the life of fast food lovers with the most wonderful dining experience delivered to your doorstep.
Their goal is to make it quick and simple to find your favourite local restaurants that service your area. The process is easy;
They offer: American, Burgers, Chinese, Creole, Deserts, English, European, French, Grill, Indian, Italian, Kebab, Mauritian, Milkshakes, Oriental, Pizzas, Seafood, Steak, Sushi and Vegaterian take aways.
Order your food online in Mauritius for delivery and collection. Depending on the region, they charge a delivery fee. It seems that they cover delivery to the central plateau, the north of Mauritius and Flic en Flac for restaurants based in Port Louis, Quatre Bornes, Curepipe, Flacq.
Contact: ☎ (+230) 52 58 40 00 - Email: contact [at] ordermanzer.mu
Mauritius is a paradise for the senses, not only for the eyes with its beautiful landscape, but also for the palate. Gastronomes will find a variety of flavours and aromas inherited from the different migrations through its history. Culinary traditions from France, India, China and Africa, the best-known and appreciated cuisines in the world, have been passed on through generations.
The cuisine of Mauritius is a blend of Creole , Chinese , European and Indian influences. It is common for a combination of cuisines to form part of the same meal. Throughout the years, each of the country's communities have adapted and mixed each other's cuisine to their liking.
Mauritius has had strong ties with French culture throughout its history and was left with a very French "savoir vivre". Even today, the popularity of French dishes like the bouillon , tuna salad , daube , civet de lièvre or coq au vin served with good wine show the prevalence of French culture in Mauritius. As years passed by, some have been adapted to the more exotic ingredients of the island to confer some unique flavor.
During the 19th century, after the abolition of slavery, Indian workers who migrated to Mauritius brought their cuisine with them. Those indentured labourers came from different parts of India, each with their own culinary tradition, depending on the region. Traces of both Northern and Southern Indian cuisine can be found in Mauritius. Some common preparations are curry , chutney , rougaille poisson sale ( tomato paste that is very popular with fish ) and pickles , most of which use local ingredients. The Mauritian versions of those dishes have a local flavour and differ, at times considerably, from the original Indian recipes.
The end of the 19th century saw the arrival of Chinese migrants, who came mostly from the south-eastern part of China. They are largely credited with making rice , the staple diet of the island, and making noodles , both steamed and fried, popular. Chinese appetizers such as hakien (local version of the spring roll with a flour batter replacing the traditional rolled wrapping), crispy chicken and crispy squid have become part of the Mauritian folklore. Furthermore, Chinese and other Asian restaurants are present all around the island, and offer a variety of chicken , squid , beef , mutton and fish dishes, most typically prepared in black bean sauce or oyster sauce . Mauritian families often consider a dinner at an Asian restaurant as a treat.
Depending on the region, rice or a variety of flat bread called chapattis or roti, called farata (paratha) by the local people, is eaten with curries. The extensive use of spices like saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves and herbs like thyme, basil, and curry leaves are the common ingredients that provide some powerful, yet subtle, savour. Dal, a variety of lentil soup, are many and varied according to which type of lentil is used; vegetables, beans, and pickles accompany the dishes. Dholl puri and roti, originally an Indian delicacy have become the fish and chips of Mauritians.
Biryani from Mughal origins is a dish expertly prepared by the Muslim community, with meat mixed with spiced rice and potatoes.
Unfortunately, you won't find many restaurants in Mauritius offering the traditional food cooked in Mauritius. In some of the coastal tourist areas there are a few over priced restaurants.If you travel to the little villages, where tourism has not developed you'll find value for money e.g. the price that Mauritians pay. You'll have to travel inland for a wider choice and for up € 5 you'll be served substantial portions.
Gool square is open 24 hours a day and serves typical Mauritian dishes. From Black River to Beau Bassin you can arrive in 50 minutes, from Flic en Flac 30 minutes, Grand Bay 50 minutes and Tamarin 40 minutes. From anywhere on the coast, not more than 1 hour.
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The 5 recommended spots are in no particular order of preference - they are all very different places in terms of style and budget! Check them out and leave me a comment below. Also up for hearing your personal recommendations for good foodie places in Mauritius!
You can buy many snacks on the streets of Mauritius including the famous gateaux piments (a variant of the indian vadai ; literally, chilli cakes), and vegetable or meat samosas (puffs), along with octopus curry in bread. The tomato and onion based dish called Rougaille (pronounced rooh-guy ) is a variation of the French ragoût . The dish usually consists of meat or seafood (corned beef and salted snoek fish rougaille are very popular with the locals) and all Mauritians eat this dish often if not daily.
Check out the queues where the street sellers are selling their type of snacks and the longest queue will probably have the tastiest food on sale and is very cheap.
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"Another National Dish is called : Rougaille Poisson Sounouk, du riz & pomme de terre frit (Salted Fish in tomato + White Rice + Fried Potatoes). Sometimes it is accompanied by Dhal or Lentils soup. This is a dish that all Mauritians who live abroad have a craving for (along with 'dhal puri'). Usually when Mauritians come back home from abroad, they ask for those dishes and snacks in particular. Although not street food, it is a traditional family prepared dish. Almost like a secret thing among all Mauritians. Another favorite street food among Mauritians is called 'Boulette' and in my opinion the best place to find it is in Port Louis (they got the best ones!). They are essentially Chinese dumplings. One type of ice lolly which I've rarely seen nowadays is grated ice lollies whereby the merchant (usually on a motorcycle), will grate a big cube of ice into thin layers and pour a variety of fruit flavored syrup on the ice. It is called 'Glacon Rappez'. We also have numerous forms of foods which we like to eat when we have some alcoholic drinks (beers) whereby 'gato piment' is one of those foods along with chicken liver, geziers (chicken hearts) etc. We call those 'Gajacks'! The beauty of Mauritian cuisine is our dishes are influenced by a lot of cultures, but are prepared with our own Mauritian twist to give a flavor you won't find elsewhere in the world."
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Mauritians have a sweet tooth and make many types of 'gateaux', as they are called. The cakes vary and you can find cakes very much like those in France and others similar to Indian sweets like Gulab Jamun and Rasgulla among many others.When leaving Mauritius, don't wait until you go through passport control if you want to have a snack. The coffee shop after passport control is not value for money. You would be better off visiting the snack bar before check-in and taking your purchases through with you.
The production of rum is common throughout the island. Sugar cane was first introduced on the island when the Dutch colonised it in 1638. Even then, the propensity of making rum out of sugar cane was strongly recognised. Sugar cane was mainly cultivated for the production of " arrack ", a precursor to rum. Only much later, after almost 60 years, the first proper sugar was produced.
However, it was during the French and English administration that sugar production was fully exploited, which considerably contributed to the economical development of the island. It was Pierre Charles François Harel who in 1850 initially proposed the concept of local distillation of rum in Mauritius. In part due to his efforts, Mauritius today houses three distilleries (Grays, Medine and St Aubin) and is in the process of opening an additional three.
While not as famed as its Caribbean counterparts from Cuba , Jamaica or Barbados , Mauritian rum is slowly gaining exposure on the international stage and is considered by local stakeholders as an area of potential growth.
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