Stephanie is passionate about cooking but is selective! She is keen about food that keeps warm and cheerful in winter and cools the taste buds in summer! Without the slightest hesitation, she joined the Otentik cooking course at The Ravenala Attitude and made the most of it… “What’s this? Can I smell? May I taste?” Chicken curry and pickles hold no secrets for her anymore.
Eager to taste and learn more, off to Port-Louis the capital city! No better place to enjoy local food. The market with its numerous stalls of colourful fruits and vegetables… red mangoes, yellow bananas and pineapples, chayote squash, shiny purple aubergines, ladies fingers and heaps of small red pommes d’amour… Divine Aloudas at Pillay’s! Not to mention rotis, Indian flat bread and dholl puri her best!
The exquisite saw mei, Chinese boulettes is another must! Each Mauritian thinks she or he knows the best address! They are all so good that it would be extremely difficult to list the top 5… but, do try “Shangai café”!
Right in the centre of town, there is always a good enough reason to stop every 2 minutes… so many things to discover! You can even start a debate with some steel or metal dealers about the role of women in society! Unfortunately, time is running short, off she goes, aiming North!
With the Otentik Discovery app, Stephanie discovered the North of the Island : Anse la Raie, Cap Malheureux, Bain Bœuf, Pereybère, Grand Baie, Mon Choisy… ‘la Cuvette beach’ remains her best!
Porlwi by Light festival, horse racing at Champ de Mars, Otentik Dinner with the locals and many other discoveries… the story of her trip is here http://cuisinemoiunmouton.com/quelques-jours-a-lile-maurice/ , the pictures are breathtaking!
Stéphanie, thanks for your photos, your writings and your lovely smile 🙂
Her blog: http://cuisinemoiunmouton.com/