Vanesha Khadaroo‘s Sunday-night Mauritian Street Food Pop Ups in March were some of the most successful events we’ve ever had at The Dep. By popular demand, Chef Vanesha is bringing back her authentic Mauritian treats for another fun Sunday Pop Up Market.
Mauritius, a small island nestled in the Indian Ocean, is a melting pot of global cultures and traditions. Its long history has seen people from many different parts of the world migrating to the island, each contributing new ingredients and techniques. The result is a vibrant street food culture that offers a flavourful fusion of East Indian, African and Chinese influences with distinctive French and English twists.
Gato Arouille – (Taro fried dumplings) served with coriander chutney.
3 for $2
Baguette – Classic street food sandwiches; your choice of:
Fish Vindaye – kingfish with mustard seeds, onions & spices
Chicken Catless — A Mauritian style “burger” consisting of fresh, minced chicken marinated in herbs and spices, with fresh crispy lettuce.
A long-simmered soup of lamb meat braised with lentils and spices. Served with a piece of baguette, garlic sauce and hot sauce.
Chicken and veggie chop suey, rice and an omelette are stacked in a bowl and then reversed onto the plate for a dramatic presentation with 3 layers.
Vegetable Fried Rice (v)
Basmati rice stir-fried with fresh bok choi, shiitake mushrooms, corn, peas, and green onion in a flavourful soy sauce
Poutou – coconut & rice flour cake
Laddoo – crispy fritters of besan (gram flour) in a cardamom-infused syrup
Alooda – a rich, sweet tropical milkshake with vanilla, basil seeds, agar jelly and condensed milk
Take-home Condiment Jars
Tropical mix achard – tangy veggie pickle
(prices include tax)
(vegetarian and gluten-free options)
Chef Vanesha Nuckchaddee-Khadaroo is the founder of La Marmite Mauricienne (Mauritian Pot), a catering company serving uniquely delicious Mauritian cuisine across the GTA.