The Seychelles Islands cuisine… fruit, spices, and seafood

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The local food dishes in the Seychelles Islands are distinguished by African, French, British, Indian and Chinese influences, as well as their rich flavors and colors thanks to the abundance of fish and other marine creatures along with tropical fruits and spices grown locally, such as ginger, lemon grass, pepper, tamarind and others.

Use spices in Seychelles food

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One of the most distinguishing features of the local food dishes in Seychelles is the diversity of their colors and aromas as well as the quality of their flavors, thanks to the wonderful use of spices and herbs. In the past, the Seychelles Islands were one of the major regions for the production of spices for the British Empire, and they are still famous for their production to this day.

Locally produced ingredients play a big role in the Seychelles cuisine

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Seychelles residents love to use the best fresh local produce, from vegetables, meat and fish that come directly from farms and fishing boats. This is clearly shown in fish dishes with cooked vegetables, pumpkins, mangoes or eggplant, while coconut and breadfruit fruits are used as the basic ingredients for many of the foods here.

Seafood in the Seychelles

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In the Seychelles Islands there are different types of sharks, barracuda, parrot fish, squid, octopus, red snapper and turtles, and they are commonly used in foods besides rice, salads and spices, for example, served grilled red snapper with rice, garlic, ginger and vegetables, while tuna is served as grilled slices with butter and garlic Creole sauce made from tomato, onion, green pepper and red capsicum.

Tropical fruits in the Seychelles

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In Seychelles a very diverse assortment of tropical fruits is cultivated, most of which are used for salads, appetizers, juices, candy and snacks. Besides bananas, grapefruit, oranges and lemons, the Seychelles have seasonal mangoes, pineapples and papaya, and cone-shaped fruits, which taste similar to apples.

The best restaurants in the Seychelles Islands

If you want a different experience, we recommend you to visit Café de Arts, which is characterized by its romantic and poetic atmosphere. As for Marie Antoinette, specializing in seafood, it is also located inside a palace, which makes his visit unmissable.
For the best popular Creole food, it is recommended to visit the “Pot House”, which offers more than 20 different dishes.

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