Teokon farci is a great example of the fusion of many cuisines in Mauritius. Teokon is the Creole name for tofu, and farci is the French name for “stuffed”. Stuffed tofu is often found in restaurants where guests enjoy it as a quick appetizer before their main course is prepared.
The basic ingredients for preparation are tofu and a mixture of finely ground fish, dried shrimp, and vegetables. The tofu triangle is coated with the prepared mixture and then steamed. This method of preparation gives it a fluffy and light texture. The tofu is then topped with clear chicken broth, the same one used for Mauritian dumplings or boiled noodles. Before serving, it is sprinkled with freshly chopped spring onions.
One serving of teokon farci at the Nam Wah Snack bistro costs 38 MUR, which is about 0.80 EUR. If you like tofu, I recommend trying this dish. It is a very light and flavorful appetizer that I would love to have at home.
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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.