Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Cuisine and food in Reunion island/ la cuisine de la Reunion

Reunion island wont disappoint you when you get hungry! Indeed the island food is simply fantastic. French, Creole, Indian and Chinese influence melts here in one yummy and flavoured with fresh spices gourmet-heaven! Its the first place and time I have heart of salade made out of the heart of a specific palm tree ("la salade de palmiste"): so I gave it a try and it tasted really fresh and yummy. A bit nutty-veggie taste! 
For the main dishes one may always choose fish or meat prefered in one of the following sauces: "carry", "rougail" or "massale". All of the three listed include different spices such: cumin, garlic, pimento, ginger, cloves or lime caffire leaves...The second picture shows the dish "rougail sousisse", the way main dishes are always served here: with rice and cooked pulse/legumes.
Of course the fresh catch of the day is perfect either as sashimi or on the grill...We have cooked several local veggies: on the picture below I had prepared the famous jackfruit cut in small pieces and cooked (for over 3 hours) in coconut milk and fresh spices. Served with raw-green mango-chutney (here known as "mangue rougail")...
Some fresh exotic fruits from the market for breakfast or for sweet-snack during the day....and...
...last but not least: some "fondant au chocolat" with mango pulp...no better way to finish a meal after the exhasuting walk to the volcano crater:-))

7 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

The sashimi fish looks really nice. The catch of the day.

Greetings,
Filip

Barb said...

Yes, indeed - I'll have some of the dessert please!

betchai said...

ah, you are enjoying life so much with those foods, hiking and diving, I am so happy for you!! I love all of them but so exciting to end the meal with that heavenly looking desert! Yum!

Jana said...

thank you dear three!
@Filip: the tuna-steak on the third picture was ready for being grilled on the bbq...we had some "dorade coryphene" as sashimi:-)

CameraCruise said...

They all look delicious!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend :O)
Mette

lisa said...

Oh my goodness Jana, everything here looks so yummy!
The food there sounds wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Jana I am doing a French project for school and I was wondering if there was any way that you could share your recipe for the cuisine de la reunion and if so please email me at erikkas99@hotmail.com as soon as possible thanks and have a great day