Muslim food in Mauritius
Le Capitaine
Wang Thai
Kapu Kai
Don Camillo
La Langouste Grisée
Palais de Chine
Sunset Café
Espadon sur Grille
Taj Mahal

Port Louis
Café du Vieux Conseil
First Restaurant
Street Vendors

Pavillon de Jade
Pavillon de Chine


Le Phare
Le Batelage

Varangue sur Morne
Tea museum

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Muslim food in Mauritius by the Muslim community in Mauritius

Briyani rice

Traditionally served on special occasions within the Muslim community and now more readily available in many Indian and Muslim restaurants! You may choose from chicken, mutton, fish, vegetable and the basmati rice is cooked to perfection in cloves, crushed cardamon pods, cinnamon stick, star anise, saffron powder and black peppercorns.

Gato moutaye

The intricate shape of the gato moutaye might be related to the elaborate 'mehendi' design,usually drawn on the palm of the hands (a custom within this comunity). The batter is made of plain flour, yoghurt and sprinkled with dried yeast, then deep fried in oil and finally immersed in syrup.


Fine vermicelli delicately twisted into a circular shape and cooked with "manthèque" (butter), vegetable oil and sugar. Sutalfine is usually served after the dinner reception in Indian and Muslim weddings. Caution: it can be addictive!!