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Try The Bizarre Cuisine Of Seychelles – The best of Creole cuisine

Just like the beauty of the islands, Seychelles also boasts tantalizing cuisine better known as Creole or Seychellois cuisine. Indian, Chinese and French cuisine have fused together to bring about something unique to the palate. Let's find out more!


Grilled fish

If you are spending an evening out at one of the restaurants in Mahe, you are probably going to want some cold beer to help you relax. For bites why not give the local version of grilled fish a try. The ingredients are fresh from the ocean and pack up a punch with its flavours. You can pick out your dish from a choice of fish like jobfish, red snapper, sailfish and jackfish.


Breadfruit chips

Breadfruit is a wonderful ingredient that is available on the island in abundance. The locals prepare breadfruit in many ways and one of the dishes is breadfruit chips. The fruit is thinly sliced and deep-fried. It is then seasoned with salt and ready to eat. But be warned! Breadfruit chips are quite addictive. You will find them in packs at stores too. It's the perfect snack to munch on while you are off on your adventures on the island.


Octopus curry

Give your taste buds the thrill of a new flavour! There are the normal chicken, mutton and fish dishes in Seychelles which are an absolute delight. But the one delicacy that draws attention is definitely the octopus curry. Both locals and tourists alike are fascinated with this curry and cannot resist trying it. If you are staying at a hotel like Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas, head over to the restaurant and try it out. You are sure to love it.


Shark chutney

Yes, you read it right! It's a shark chutney...and you can find it at pretty much any restaurant out there. Unlike the Indian chutneys which are completely vegetarian, Seychelles takes it to the next level by boiling shark flesh, mashing it up and creating a masterpiece. A local fruit called Bilimbi is added to the mashed shark along with lime, turmeric and onions and mixed to form a paste. You've got to try this combination of flavours, it's so delightful.



Seychelles is not always about seafood when it comes to Creole cuisine. Satini is a salad made from grated raw fruit like unripe papaya and golden apple. But remember that the salad is a whole new level of spicy! So, if you can't handle spice, its best to inform the waiter to make it less spicy. There are seafood versions of this as well made with shark or other fish. Meaty versions are available too.



Last but not least, it's a wonderful dessert called ladob! This sweet treat is made by boiling bananas or sweet potatoes in coconut milk with sugar. The result? A deliciously creamy pudding that will leave you wanting more with every bite! You simply cannot leave without giving this sumptuous Seychellois sweet a try. It's the perfect dessert to finish off a spicy meal.