Firstly, for all of you guys that do not know what is the term ‘boulette‘, it consists of many types of dumplings (that’s what I call them) , but let me explain what it is — My favourite of all is a yummy ball mix of chouchou ( or wikipedia called it chayote ) and rice noodles called niuk yen. If you never try this, I will present you this post about Mauritius Food : 2 Great Places to try Boulette.
This has become my favourite food after staying in Mauritius for almost 1 year and I want you to try also when you come visit Mauritius. When you go travel, you want to try the local food also, right? This is one of the local foods that I recommend you to try. I have a lot of food recommendation also from other countries where I traveled but I will do another post for that later.
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Without further ado, let me tell you 2 great places to eat ‘boulette’!
Here is a pic of ‘boulette’ if you’ve never seen it before.
This is a boulette from Nono Noodle Bar in Rose hill
- Jim’s Snack
This is the first place where I tried ‘boulette’ and I love it — the size of the ‘boulette’ is kinda big compared to other places, and you will be full by a couple of ‘boulette’ only. LOL. They sell many variations but again, you have to try the popular ‘niuk yen’ or ‘chouchou boulette’! — correct me if I’m wrong. The snack’s located in Port Louis — the busiest city in Mauritius and not an easy place to find, but you can always use google map for that.
Note to you, dear traveller : It is better to order take away if the place is super crowded — or else you might have to wait in line just to sit inside. The place is cramped and not that big — if you prefer eating in a comfortable place, I suggest to order take away. But if you are fine with that — you can experience how locals eat it there. Oh and a little note also, this place is english-friendly, you can speak in english to order and pay first before you sit — so, by the time you finish eating, you can go straight out and explore again 🙂 If you are chili lover like I am, you can always add the green chili that they put on the table.
Another thing to try? Their sowmai and also the noodles are either fried (mine frit) or steamed (mine bouilli).
Where is it found? Here is your guide
2. Nono Noodle Bar
I know this place from my friend that recommends me when I want a good ‘boulette’ place — located in Rose Hill and you will find it easily because it is on the main road. This one has a nice place to sit and hang out — they even have a chinese restaurant on top of this noodle’s place. This has become my regular place to eat when I visit Rose Hill with my hubby.
Note for travellers: this place also is english-friendly, same as Jim’s snack — order and pay, then you can sit and enjoy your meal. Again if you are a chili lover, ask the green chili because they only serve red chili on the table.
Another thing to try? My personally favourite are their veg ‘chouchou boulette’ and teokon — you can try their sow mai also along with the many types of noodles.
Where to find it? Here is your guide
These two are my favourite places to eat ‘boulette’ and I hope that you can try them.
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