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05 Dishes you Simply Must Try in Seychelles – Go for the Surf Stay for the Food

Most visitors heading out to Seychelles for its greatest allures sun, sand and surf find themselves enamoured with the country's cuisine. Here are 05 great dishes that make the place a foodie haven.


Octopus and Smoked Fish Salad

This is a marvellous fresh dish that is both healthy and packed with loads of flavour. Made with boiled octopus and delicately smoked fish the salad can have your personal favourites in terms of the greens that are used. Loads of shredded tomatoes, onions, capsicum and pepper add that extra bit of crunch and freshness to the dish which will remain in your memory long after you leave the Seychelles.


Octopus Curry in Coconut Milk

Served at most Seychelles restaurants this zesty curry has island vibes in every mouthful. Made by boiling octopus in thick coconut milk the curry is spiced up with curry powder, garlic, ginger and eggplant. In case you do get invited to a loving family dinner by a local, this dish served will have its own personal take; especially since locals believe variety to be the spice of life in terms of delicious and comforting Seychellois cuisine. Guests at AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa will find 'Elements' serving Creole specialities believes in this concept.


Grilled Fish

Fresh fish is a staple in this dish; most often red snapper or rabbit fish are used. The fish is coated in a paste of fiery red chillies and cooked in an oven or over an open fire. The aromas are simply heavenly and hard to resist; although one must be aware that the dish can be quite spicy. A must try all the same for flavours of this Creole nation.


Fish Curry

Known locally as bonito the curry is made with fish that does not flake easily. Chunks of fish are favourites for a good fish curry that when made to perfection is a fiery delight. Cooked with curry leaves, curry powder and turmeric the dish on request will also be made with other pastes that are not as spicy. But in order to be adventurous, the original spiced up version comes highly recommended.


Shark Chutney

More a mashed up salad than a chutney this is a rather sour tasting dish that is made with a boiled and mashed shark. Fresh lime juice or bilimbi juice as it is known locally renders the sour flavour to the fish which is also mixed with salt, pepper and onions. There you go, folks, just 05 of the Seychelles most exotic dishes to try. There is more, of course, waiting to be sampled; so polish up those taste buds and set off on a culinary journey of discovery.