Mahé Island is the most densely populated island out of the 115 islands making up the Republic of Seychelles on the Indian Ocean. Because of its long coastline, it is no surprise that the people of Mahé depend on fishing as one of their main forms of livelihood.
The local cuisine of Mahé has a variety of influences due to its colonial past. Therefore, food in Mahé has a combination of French and British cuisine with a good measure of seafood thrown in. The main fish caught here is tuna, which has given rise to a major tuna packing and canning industry. Therefore, a lot of Mahé cuisine contains tuna as the main ingredient.
Other than that, red snapper is a crowd favorite. This fish can be cooked in a curry of red chili and coconut with local spices or barbequed with garlic and red paste then wrapped in banana leaves to cook over time on charcoal burners.
If you are looking for local cuisine on Mahé, eat at the beach restaurants that specialize in regional dishes. However, if you prefer a fine-dining experience, you will find a large choice in the island’s hotels which serve world cuisine.
The island is known for its indigenous fruit called the Jamalac which is conical in shape. It tastes like an apple and is also similar in texture.