As a fusion of various Asian and regional cuisines, Seychellois food is reliant both on spices and coconut cream as it is in the abundantly available seafood varieties.

Smoked Fish Salad
Smoked Fish Salad | Image Credit : Jocian, Smoked mackerel-01, CC BY-SA 3.0

Grilled Fish

This delectable dish is not only a delicacy locals enjoy quite frequently but a tried and true favourite of seasoned visitors as well. Grilling the fish to perfection on hot coals powered by coconut husks allows the flesh to cook evenly while retaining a crispy exterior.

Coconut Curries

Curries in Seychelles come in all forms but one staple that every curry requires is thick coconut cream. From vegetables to certain types of fruits it is difficult to find meat and fish varieties that are not carried in the island nation. Those dining in a resort restaurant in Praslin whether it’s one located at Berjaya Praslin Resort or any other will find many curries featured on buffer menus.


While humble lentil dishes may be a common feature in local dinner tables, tourists will find the taste and the nutritional value of lentils a true surprise in Seychellois cuisine. Unlike dhal in the Indian subcontinent, the most popular lentil in Seychelles is red lentils which must be boiled in water to form a thick paste. Onions, garlic and ginger are used to enhance the flavour of lentils across Seychelles.

Smoked Fish Salad

Often used as a traditional method of preserving fish, smoked fish is a staple in every local household’s the key ingredient of this cold salad, the fish is tossed in with mangoes and papayas to create this delectable snack or starter.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+