As part of our travel, food and lifestyle blog, the team at Le Nautique aim to highlight the island’s favourite local food haunts and restaurants (generally giving us food-fanatics the chance to eat our way around the Seychelles).
This weeks focus is on the fun and colourful local food market, “Bazar Labrin”, where you can sample some of the best and tasty local eats that won’t cost you the earth.
Located on the most northern beach of Mahe at Beau Vallon, “Bazar Labrin” is open each and every Wednesday from 4:30pm- 9pm, serving up some of the best local delicacies, tasty tropical cocktails, fresh coconut water, breath-taking beach sunsets, crafty souvenirs and sometimes even rhythmic moutya (sega) dancing around the fire – a truly authentic Seychelles experience.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is our delicious photo essay of our last visit to the Bazar, which we’re sure will have you drooling over your keyboard in no time.
We start with these fresh and deliciously crisp local banana, yam and sweet potato chips – a great appetizer while you peruse the stalls for your next bite. We can also highly recommend the locally made spring rolls, samosas and gateau piment (chilli cake).
For mains you are spoilt for choice with numerous stalls selling fresh grilled fish, jerk chicken, traditional octopus curry, juicy sausages, skewers and chargrilled vegetables all sizzling away on primitive coal fired BBQs – the smell is unbelievable.
Thirsty? Grab a chilled coconut water, freshly squeezed local juice or a tasty rum cocktail if you’re in the mood for sundowners (who isn’t at 5pm?).
For mains Stuart and I settled on traditional coconut octopus curry and breadfruit (sooo good) whilst Annalise and Will plumped for chicken skewers and fried rice. Before you eat, be sure to secure the perfect spot on the beach to enjoy your tasty market finds whilst watching the magical Beau Vallon sunset slip into the tranquil Indian Ocean.
All in all a positively perfect night out with family and friends and all for approx. SCR 150/person – cheap as (banana) chips.