Restaurant: Le Chamarel
Address: 27 Turnpike Lane, London, Greater London, N8 0EPn
- Dholl Puri
– Crab Bouillabaisse (2x)
– Octopus Curry
– Octopus Vindaille
– Bol Renversé
– Alouda (4x)
Notes: simple and friendly family run restaurant preparing authentic Mauritian food, a blend of Chinese, European and Indian, cooked in traditional ways.
Start with a couple of snacks: roti, homemade Mauritian flat-bread with curry, rougaille and chilli sauce, and dholl puri arguably the most popular street food in Mauritius.
Follow with a tasty, rich, Crab Bouillabaisse, a French influenced crab soup boiled with tomatoes, ginger and coriander. Technically a starter although pretty large and satisfying.
The Octopus Vindaille a classic Mauritian fish pickle cooked in mustard and onions garnished with fresh chillies and the Bol Renversé, layered with one fried egg, stir fried vegetables, topped with chicken and prawns, both make great main courses.
Wash everything down with a couple or Alouda, home-made flavoured milk based traditional drinks.