Boulettes are another favorite Mauritian street food. They are small dumplings prepared in large steam pots. The dumplings can be made from finely ground fish meat, chicken, beef, shrimp or vegetables. Among the most popular are dumplings made from local vegetable “chou chou” – chayote.
The dumplings are sold individually and can be enjoyed in several ways. People usually order two or three of their favorite dumplings along with boiled noodles and consume them together. However, it is also possible to choose a larger quantity of dumplings (for example, ten) and have them served with a strong clear chicken broth, which is usually prepared in a large pot right next to the dumplings. In this case, the dumplings are consumed as part of the soup.
And the last option is to consume a larger quantity of dumplings alone with various sauces, chili paste, sprinkled with fresh spring onions. This option was my favorite.
The price of the dumplings varies depending on what they are made of, but it is not a high amount. A large portion of dumplings in the picture along with sauces cost 250 MUR, which is approximately 5 Eur. These are from the Kot Ti Baz bistro (not on the map), which is located in the center of the town of Flic en Flac. However, you can find boulettes almost everywhere.
Accommodation in Mauritius
I wholeheartedly recommend the Seastar Hotel in Flic en Flac, just a short walk from a beautiful beach. The hotel is new, the breakfasts are great, and you almost always have an amazing hot tub on the roof terrace all to yourself! The last time I stayed here was in December 2022 and I will return again.