When I heard about the opening of a vegan restaurant in Mauritius, I was firstly quite inquisitive. Really? A vegan restaurant in Mauritius? Like a 100% vegan place where I can just walk in and have anything from the menu?
Loving Hut is the first 100% vegan restaurant to open in Mauritius in the heart of China town in Port Louis.
I am extremely delighted that we now have a pure vegan restaurant in Mauritius!
I love the feeling of entering a restaurant knowing you can basically order anything from the menu without the need to confirm the ingredients with a waiter/waiteress who, most of the time, doesn't know what vegan is!
I am not in Mauritius at the moment to go and try the food but this is definitely the first thing on my agenda next time I'm there.
In the meantime I can share these pictures with you. (Pictures are kindly supplied by Veronique Reynoird © Loving Hut).
From the photos, the food looks really delicious. And a few feedbacks from facebook friends, have confirmed the food is really tasty indeed. I'm so eager to go and try it!
The restaurant is a buffet style currently very reasonably priced at Rs150 per person (that's about $5.40, £3.30 or less than 4 EUR).
If you're in Mauritius at the moment, do pay them a visit for lunch. Or if you're planning a trip to Mauritius, you now know one place where to find vegan food. They are open Monday to Saturday:
10.30 - 14.30. You can find them on Facebook.
Their address is Loving Hut, Heritage Court, Emmanuel Anquetil Street (in Chinatown, parallel to Arsenal Street), Port Louis, Mauritius.
On googlemap, their location is here.
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Sunday, 15 May 2011
I've made these pancakes a few times for weekend brunches but have never featured them before. That's because by the time they are ready, I'm already starving, so I don't think about taking a picture. But yesterday I thought I had to post this because they are such a nice brunch.
Like every Sunday, I sleep in until around midday (uhum!). And cosy homemade brunches are most welcomed. Most of the time, I like sweet brunches on the weekend, like muffins, scones, some sweet crepes or pancakes. Yesterday morning however, my sis wanted a savoury one. So, as she was going to help me do them, I decided to take some shots as we go through. So here you go! We had a magnifique Sunday brunch (umm, at 3pm!).
Ingredients (6 pancakes)
2 cups (220g) plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
2 teaspoons turmeric powder
1 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
2 cups soy milk
2 tablespoons vinegar ( I used apple cider vinegar)
1/4 green pepper, 1/4 red pepper, 1/4 yellow pepper (sliced)
2-3 stalks spring onions
2 small carrots (grated)
3 - 4 fresh mushrooms
2 green chillies (chopped)
3-4 fresh tomatoes
- To make batter, mix the vinegar to the soy milk, let stand for a few minutes.
- Add all dry ingredients for the batter in a bowl.
- Pour in the soy milk mixture and mix well.
- In a skillet or non-stick pan, toss the fresh mushrooms in some oil on medium heat. Remove and set aside.
- You can use the same pan to make the pancake or use a pancake pan, make sure it's dry and lightly greased with some oil.
- Begin heating on low, place vegetables on pan, the size you want to make the pancakes (about 20 cm diameter).
- Pour on the pancake batter and even it out on the vegetables, covering completely.
- Leave to cook for about 1 minute (you can increase the heat to medium), until small bubbles start forming around the edge and pancake is firm enough to be flipped over.
- Turn pancake on the other side and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Repeat for the rest.
Serve warm with some fresh salad.