Papaya Cake Recipe

Source: Sesel Sa! Magazine

This cake has a dark orange glow with a moist, dense and chewy center. It is softly aromatic and a lovely accompaniment with tea or a scoop of ice cream. Papayas offer not only the luscious taste and sunlit color of the tropics, but are rich sources of antioxidant nutrients. So for those health puffs you can exchange the sugar ingredient to 3 tablespoons of honey and the cake transforms into a nutritious treat to promote health.

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Gourmet guide: Why Seychelles is a feast of food and culture

Source:  DOTW NEWS

The cuisine found in the Indian Ocean archipelago owes its heritage to an assortment of ethnicity, resulting in a grand symphony of flavours, tastes and textures, writes Glynn Burridge.

If, as is often argued, a nation’s gastronomy is its most influential ambassador, then nothing can do greater credit to the Seychellois Creole culture than its divine cuisine. Seychelles is all about diversity – harking back to a time in the mid-18th century when this archipelago of over 100 islands, still slumbering in its first innocence, was settled by an assortment of “fifteen whites, five Malabar Indians, seven Africans and a negress”. (more…)

‘Gato Koko’ – Coconut Cake recipe

Source: Sesel Sa! Magazine

Not your usual round shaped spongy coconut cake. The Seychellois version comes in the form of cookies- but is still considered a cake. With a scrumptious, dry, chewy texture – they are perfect for tea time or for a quick snack with a cold fruit juice. Also an all-round good bite for parties, the lunch box (young and old), dessert option at picnics and for snacking in general while travelling, as they don’t mush up in your bag! (more…)

Rum Banana Bread Recipe

Recipe by The Takamaka Rum Team

Takamaka Rum Banana Bread: Something we’ll definitely endorse, and go on record as saying is probably the most Seychellois thing we could think of. Other than the rare moment one of our staff members remembers seeing a Aldabra giant tortoise dragging a beach towel with the Seychelles flag on it under a banana tree. On a side note: did you know that at the last count there were 23 types of bananas on the island – amazing! (more…)

An Interview with Chatterbox owner, Kirschlee Naidoo

Interview with Mr. Kirschlee Naidoo
Interview with Mr. Kirschlee Naidoo.” 2016. Photo by Seychelles Tourism Board. All Rights Reserved.

OMG! Chatterbox

As soon as you enter Chatterbox, it feels as if you have set foot in a coffee shop one would typically find in the Western world. The yellow and charcoal gray decor, the inventive use of wood pallets to create the sofa we’re sitting on, the quaint photo displays adorning the walls, the minimalist tables and chairs; all these elements combine to create a modern rustic design. And this is exactly what Kirschlee Naidoo, the owner of Chatterbox, wanted to convey. In his own words ‘Chatterbox was designed to give Seychellois a taste of what it is like outside of Seychelles without leaving Seychelles’. (more…)