The Creole cuisine of today has resulted from a perfect amalgamation of French, Indian, Chinese and English cuisine over centuries to create something unique and remarkable, reflecting the country's multi ethnic diversity. The cuisine is characterized by use of spices such as coriander, lemongrass and ginger and over 10 different varieties of chillies. Being an island nation, most of the cooking is based on seafood, fish, rice, coconut and breadfruit. The national favourite includes grilled fish with curries prepared from coconut milk, tamarind chutney and shredded green papaya salad. What makes Creole cuisine so special is the fact that almost all ingredients are fresh produce due to limited transport options. Head out to some of the country's finest restaurants in Mahe such as Eden, La Grande Maison and La Scala Restaurant.
As the Seychellois cuisine is inspired from Indian cuisine, Indian travellers will find many curry based dishes and chutneys in the country. When it comes to proper Indian cuisine, there are many restaurants in Mahe such as The Maharajas, The Copper Pot and Mahek Restaurant. Since most of the dishes are seafood based, finding pure vegetarian restaurants is difficult, however, many restaurants are vegetarian friendly including the ones mentioned above.