Meme's (pronounced Mei Mei's) is the type of place the city-folks who work in the big smoke go for lunch. It's cheap and unpretentious and generally consistent with quality (so I've been told by the regulars). We ordered a few things to try.
First up was the min bui (boiled noodles) which we ate with a serve of octopus rougaille. Boiled noodles in name does not sound very attractive but it was like a Mauritian version of spaghetti aglio olio as it was served with a garlicky and peppery emulsion drizzled over the top. The octopus rougaille was tender and had a tomato base and slowly cooked down. I loved it.
We also sampled their moon keow which are deep fried wontons served in a vegetable broth.
Just out of curiosity, I had to try their soya eggs. By far one of the better ones I've tasted. The savouriness of the soya marinade really penetrated the whole egg.
VerdictWe really liked it.
OverallMeme's Gourmet is a great local cafe serving authentic (not targeted at tourists) food. I really enjoyed it and it made a nice change from the endless stream of buffet-eating at the resort.
Find it atMeme's Gourmet
Rue David, Port Louis
Telephone: 217 4937