We settled in at our lovely hotel and decided it was lunch time. Everyone from Mauritius loves the food from the sister island. These 2 islands are just 200km and yet the food is quite different. In Mauritius we have a bigger Indian influence – so we have more curries for example.

So lunch time! We found this awesome small restaurant on a little hill, hidden in the middle of sugar cane fields and papaya trees. We did think we were lost at first, but suddenly we saw a little sign. The chef is a bit of a character and he can cook.

 

Chez Ti Fred: no luxury here, but certainly generous and good food! The chef makes a few daily dishes and has a couple of others à la carte. And that’s it. Seriously, such a feast.

 

The à la carte dish we tried were freshwater prawns with heart of palm. Then we had pot roast chicken, beef with carrots and the chef also gave us his fish curry to taste. This was of course served with the traditional rice and ‘grains’ on the side, as well as homemade chilli paste.

 

Kiddos 2 thought his little snake ‘Nilesh’ would look good on the picture! And yes we were only us: 2 adults and 2 kids to eat all this. No wonder I put on weight while we were there!! But with limited time well we had certain obligations if we wanted to try it all.

As desert – and no, I wasn’t hungry and really, I didn’t have space for it – but the chef convinced us to try his sweet breadfruit. It is was very nice actually, with honey and vanilla. Some of the dishes he cooks in the open fireplace in the restaurant – this is one of them.

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It was just an amazing lunch! Each dish was €15 (with rice and dhal) – the a la carte dish was €20, the wine was €4. It’s not exactly cheap, but it was worth it!

Later in the afternoon the sun started to come out and I thought it would be a good idea to walk some of the food off, and make space for dinner (yes, more food!!). So I went down the little trail from our hotel to the beach.

In Mauritius the beaches are all about sand and turquoise lagoons. In Reunion Island, the beaches are more about rocks, currents and waves. It is still very beautiful, just wilder. There is nearly no coral reef around Reunion Island so the waves come crashing in.

 

Very nice place, where locals gather for jogging and picnics. There is a small area where bathing is allowed otherwise it is a no-no, the currents are strong and as all other beaches in the south of the island sharks are know to be out there.

 

I arrived back up just in time to see the sun set. A beautiful sight.

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Next time I’ll take you up the mountains to see some beautiful waterfalls.


Posted by Julz

Hi! Hope you are enjoying my blog! I am a Danish Expat, mum of 2. Currently we live in Mauritius and we absolutely love it. I take you around Mauritius and also to a few other places as we travel...

18 Comments

  1. Looks like a great trip and that food looks REALLY yummy 😀

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    1. Yes yes the food… miss it! though my scales don’t 😀 It was a beautiful trip!!

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  2. That meal sounds divine! Simple is always best 🙂 And what a great post-dinner sunset show!

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    1. I love sunsets too! here in Mauritius we live on the east coast, so I don’t get to see often! The food simply amazing 🙂

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  3. Ooooh, that sunset! It’s just stunning 🙂 What a gorgeous place!

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    1. Thank you! Reunion is such a beautiful island

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  4. OMG, your sunset pictures are SO lovely!!! Reunion certainly is a heavenly place 🙂

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  5. […] After a very rainy day, we woke up happy to a radiant sunshine and decided to take a drive up the mountains to see the waterfall of Grand Galet, at Langevin. It was a very scenic route, a tiny tiny road at  times, winding as I have rarely seen and super steep. Some people hike up, others hike down, the third ones hike down through the water. That looked awesome to do and is also accessible for kids. If I had known about it, I would have done it with Kiddos 1. When you look at the pictures you can get an idea. There are jumps and slides – for the kid in me it looked like the perfect thing! You can have a look at this website, if you are interested to do it – the site is in French though. […]

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