Rougails

Reunion food
Pronunciation is like “Rugai”, it is typical creole (mixture with in and out of African culture) food in Reunion. It is common to Mauritius. Some ingredientes is sauteed with oil, tomato and spices. Garnitions are rice and “Gros poir”(prons : Gro powa), mild curry with big white beans.

Sandwich Creole

Reunion food
Creole means mixture with in and out of African culture, because some african people are living in la Reunion. I ate “Masale sandwich” (masale is pork). Pork meat is sauteed with curry powder. French type bread (not English one) should be used in Reunion because there is French teritorry.

Gateau Patates

Reunion food
It means “potate cake”, is called “Ipomoea Batatas” in creole language. It can be the most traditional food in la Reunion. Recipe; 1kg potato, 4 eggs, 200g butter, 200g sugar, ram liquor ad lib, 1 vanilla stick. Mix everything and then bake (180 deg, 45 min). Make 2-3cm thick.

Fromage

Reunion food
Fromage is cheese. Because la Reunion is French teritorry, there are lots of French residence, French shop, French food, and so on. In dinner time, main plate is not heavy, instead, Various cheese are eaten after meal. It is real French style, I think.

Planteur

Reunion food
Home service cooktail with Rum liquor. For example, fruit, herb or vanilla is soaked in Rum, and then people enjoy it. It is also called as “Ponch Creole”.

Goyavlet

Reunion food
Pronunciation is like “goyabiee”. It is the fruit that can be corrected in spring season in Reunion. Very red, sweet and sour. Goyavlet juice is also good.