The food of Mauritius is a fascinating fusion of Chinese, Creole (island), French and Indian cuisine, also with input from South East Asia. France has had a strong influence here, and the main languages are Mauritian Creole and French. The food is either delicate, or spicy and hot. Fruits are used in abundance. This is a simple taste from that far-flung Indian Ocean island, a beloved holiday spot for South Africans. The coral-reef lagoons around most of the island is reminiscent of the Bahamas. I lifted the basic recipe from the local Sunday Times, but I tweaked it. As far as portions go, I always feel it depends on who's eating, and how hungry they are! You decide.