Seychellois Cusine- Yum!

Posted By:
Melissa Chow



Seychelles is not only known for its natural beauty, it’s also known for a diverse culinary world that reflects its history, cultural influences, and natural resources. From seafood to spices and tropical fruits, Seychellois cuisine is a delightful fusion of flavors that you will love.

Seychellois cuisine blends African, French, British, Indian, and Chinese culinary influences. This abundance of flavors is showcased in dishes that incorporate spices, coconut, seafood, and tropical fruits.

If you're traveling on the island, here are a few some must-try Seychellois dishes:

  1. Fish Curry

Seafood is the main focus in most Seychellois cuisine, and fish curry is a beloved dish among locals and visitors. Fish curry is prepared with fish and a blend of spices such as turmeric, ginger, garlic, and chili. Mixing all of this together creates a delicious curry sauce that is usually served with rice or breadfruit. 

  1. Ladob

Ladob is a traditional dessert that has a lot of sweet elements incorporated in it. This dish usually combines plantains or breadfruit cooked in coconut milk, nutmeg, and sugar. Ladob is a creamy treat that we are sure you will love!


  1. Octopus Salad

Seychelles' marine life is highlighted in dishes like octopus salad. The octopus is marinated in a blend of lime, garlic, onion, and chilies, creating a refreshing and tangy salad that showcases the freshness of the seafood. This is one of our favorites.


  1. Rougaille

Rougaille is a popular Kreol stew made with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and local spices. It’s often served with fish, chicken, or sausage. This flavorful stew highlights the bold and aromatic elements of Seychellois cuisine.


Seychelles' tropical climate aids the growth of numerous exotic fruits. You can taste fruits like starfruit, jackfruit, breadfruit, and papaya, enjoying their freshness and unique flavors. The most recognizable plant unique to Seychelles is the koko de mer. This is unique because it is two coconuts merged together and it is only found in Seychelles.


For travelers looking for an amazing culinary experience, Seychelles offers various opportunities to explore its foods. Local markets like Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market in Victoria provide a showcase of fresh produce, spices, and seafood that are ideal for cooking in Seychelles.

Whether you are savoring a traditional meal at a local eatery or sampling street food at a busy market, exploring Seychellois cuisine is an important part of experiencing the island's unique charm and hospitality. It's our favorite part of traveling :)