FAST, DELICIOUS, AND AUTHENTIC: A LOOK INSIDE FOOD REPUBLIC

Food Republic! The name is as royal as Mauritius’s history and culinary heritage. Indeed, the marvellous wonders of this ultimate food destination pull an abundance of locals throughout the year and cherish them with classics and ever-changing plates. The restaurant shows no sign of waning and raises the quality of fast food by offering diverse dishes that cater to different tastes and preferences.

This eatery’s humble beginnings started with standard fast food options like Fried Rice, Fried Noodles, and Boulettes, which are all popular street food options locally. Over time, the restaurant introduced other dishes like burgers, biryanis, and paninis, amongst others. Their menu now covers a wide range of cuisines, including Chinese, Indian, and Mauritian, using locally sourced ingredients.

Located at Quatre Bornes, Food Republic has become a go-to spot for locals and tourists looking for delectable and authentic offerings. Takeaway is an option, but it’s ways better to stay and enjoy a taste of the local cuisine in a fine-dining setting. Also, one of the unique features of this shining little jewel is its dedication to vegetarian options. They have a dedicated vegetarian section on their menu, which offers a range of vegetarian dishes that are both excellent and healthy. With an experienced and customer-centric team, expect to eat a range of thoughtfully composed dishes in a cosy and inviting atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a casual meal with friends and family.

Ene baz kot pena zess! With its globe-spanning cuisine, commitment to high-quality ingredients, and excellent customer service, Food Republic is definitely the place we head to when we fancy a little taste of home. Just make sure to go with enough friends to finish the Briyani Bucket. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: your tastebuds are in for a real treat!

NOODLE GARDEN: A FIVE SENSES EXPERIENCE

Whether we’re hunting for comfort food or strolling the sunny streets of Mauritius these days, noodles always have our backs when hunger kicks in. If ever you’re looking for warming, nourishing and hearty noodle bowls that make you feel like you’ve earned every mouthful, here’s a family-run spot that never disappoints.

Noodle Garden, located in Beau Bassin, has definitely gifted us with its presence. What makes this local eatery so unique is its delectably authentic embodiment of the rich culinary culture of Mauritius combined with various influences of world cuisine. This vibrant restaurant hits all five senses and has been experimenting with smells, sounds, textures, and other stimuli to show how “off-plate” elements play a role in the perception of flavour. The founder and chef, Yann Yeung, has created and personalised a great number of noodle dishes which means that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Why are they so good we hear you ask? Well, you’d probably have to find it yourself but let’s give you some insights. Konepakone, Rollercoaster, or the noodle A-Wok are some of the must-have dishes that deliver everything you’d expect. Thick, chewy and served in a range of tangy sauces, these bowls will pleasantly tickle the back of your throat with carefully selected ingredients making them unique each time. With its array of tasty noodle options offered in different variations, Noodle Garden is the ideal example of a pop-up that understands how playing with flavours and traditions can result in a truly individual and genuinely gustatory experience.

Whether it is to catch up with friends or have a relaxing noodle night with family, this place will surely keep you coming back for more. All of that said, if this still doesn’t sound like heaven to you, then you’re probably not that interested in the best noodles in town, are you?

PICK & PLATE: LA RÉUSSITE DE VOS HAPPENINGS GOURMANDS

Pilotée par le Chef Nicholas Nairn, cette société voit le jour en Octobre 2020 et s’adonne à des petites livraisons ponctuelles à travers l’île pour ensuite franchir l’étape du service traiteur adapté aux besoins de chacun. Offrant le meilleur du terroir et de notre patrimoine gourmand, Pick & Plate vous accompagne avec une multitude d’offres culinaires en fonction du moment choisi, de la saison et du thème de l’événement. Mariages, événements professionnels, soirées d’entreprises, anniversaires, entre autres, les occasions ne manquent pas à ce chef des temps modernes pour vous offrir une véritable odyssée gastronomique, qui marquera certainement l’esprit des convives.

Dans l’assiette ? Vous aurez droit à des menus variés réunissant les plus belles pépites gourmandes avec des influences locales et internationales. Entre le fameux Pilaw à la mauricienne, la Moussaka d’agneau aux épices marocaines, le Couscous Royal, les Ribs de porc, le classique Curry de poulet, ou encore le boeuf bourguignon, ce service traiteur ravira les papilles de vos convives en plus de répondre à vos désirs les plus fous. Des incontournables “gajacks” aux grands classiques locaux, en passant par les burgers, hot dogs, wraps, brochettes ou autres, nous avons droit à une carte alliant cuisine traditionnelle et innovations culinaires modernes.

Après avoir dégusté leur foccacia maison, on peut vous dire qu’on en a encore l’eau à la bouche…et qu’à la première bouchée, est vite adoptée.  Si vous aussi vous souhaitez vous laisser guider par le nec plus ultra en matière de service traiteur, on valide Pick & Plate pour un bon buffet comme pour un bon dîner !