The Indian Ocean island dines out on Hakka-style dishes including fried noodles and meatballs, thanks to Chinese traders who migrated there under French and British rule Ask people to name a Mauritian dish and they’ll likely draw a blank. This remote island in the Indian Ocean was first discovered by Arab sailors, in about 900AD, and by Europeans in the 16th century. Although the Portuguese passed by often, they never settled. It was the Dutch who finally claimed possession, later that century.
— Eric Olander 欧瑞克 (@eolander) December 29, 2016
How Mauritius became a hotbed of Chinese food | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post
How Mauritius became a hotbed of Chinese food | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post According to the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, only 3 per cent of the population in Mauritius are ethnically Chinese. However, Chinese-style restaurants, food stalls and dishes are immensely popular.