Gateaux piments - literally meaning “chilli cakes” this variant of the indian vadai is a round fried split pea cake flavoured with chilli, cumin seeds, spring onion, turmeric and coriander.
Puffs - these little samosas, otherwise known as “puffs”, are filled with potatoes and meat or fish and flavoured with the island’s favourite curry spices.
Dholl Pori - sold at street stalls all over Mauritius, this popular street food is the Mauritian take on Indian flatbreads stuffed with ground split peas, bean curries, mango pickles and chutney.
Napolitaine - these colourful sweet treats are made from two chunky shortbread biscuits sandwiched together with a kiss of jam and glazed with a thick pastel-pink icing.
Poudine Mai - otherwise known as “corn pudding” is a sweet and creamy comfort food made from sweetened creamed corn, flavoured with vanilla and coconut.
Vermicelli - This popular sticky dessert is made with roasted vermicelli, raisins, almonds and milk spiced with cinnamon and cardamom. Perfect with a hot cup of vanilla tea.
Tropical fruit - Mauritius is home to an abundance of tropical fruit sweet enough to rival any pudding. Try syrupy Victoria pineapples, juicy mangoes and zingy longan.