A Mauritian Night
Ti Moris Bali serves delicious Mauritian cuisine which perfectly meets with Bali’s tropical vibe...
How much do you know about The Republic of Mauritius? On my way to Ti Moris Bali, a Mauritian restaurant located in the Batu Belig area, I kept on searching Google about the island country, trying to know it a little bit better.
Mauritius is popular for its white sandy beaches and crystal clear ocean that is home to one of the world’s largest coral reefs. Colonized by the Dutch, French and British, Mauritius has now become an extremely diverse country, which makes their culinary heritage so rich as well. This fact alone made me even more curious about their food. When I arrived at the restaurant, I knew an amazing dining experience awaited me...
All the Flavor
Friendly staff greeted us as we walked into the restaurant. Set with a rustic French-style interior, Ti Moris has a casual atmosphere, perfect for an easy meal time with family and friends. Once I sat at my table together with my little family, one of the staff handed us the menu and helped us choose our dishes.
For our starter, we opted for the Gato Pima, which is known as a classic Mauritian chili bite. This dish got my attention as it “introduced” me to yellow split peas, which I first mistook for corn. Served in an adorable small pot, the deep-fried Gato Pima makes an excellent choice for an appetizer as it has a perfect combination of crunchy texture on the outside and soft filling. Another amazing option is the Soup of the Day. On my visit, Ti Moris served a potato creamy soup with diced wheat bread that was so delicious I couldn’t put my spoon down.
Moving on to main courses, we decided to go with the Vindaye, Cari Mauricien, Lamb La Daube and Beef Salmi as recommended by the staff. Rich with tropical flavors that come from mustard, garlic and ginger marinade, Vindaye is a juicy and tasty fish dish. Served in a generous portion, Vindaye is made remarkable with the chef’s signature salad, sautéed greens, peanut chutney and Ti Moris’ chili for sauce.
A spicy dish that comes with thick gravy always stimulates my appetite. So, when the Cari Mauricien was served on the table, I knew I made the right choice. This second course is a Mauritian chicken or fish curry which, instead of using coconut milk, is cooked with home-grind curry mix that results in a top-notch flavorful gravy. Cari Mauricien is served with fresh tomato chutney, homemade pickles and sautéed greens for side dishes.
For the carnivores, the Beef Salmi is definitely a must-try. Marinated with red wine, the beef cut is cooked slowly with a blend of Mauritian exotic spices and herbs that not only elevates the meat flavor but also makes it tender as well. Another meaty dish that I personally recommend is the La Daube, a slowcooked lamb dish with rich stew that is just hard to resist.
The Ananas Flambé is the highlight of the dessert menu. Even before it was served on my table, this dish already caught my attention. Ti Moris is set with an open-style kitchen, giving me the opportunity to see how this dish was prepared – it involves an attractive flambé as the heart of the dish is a flamed pineapple. The flambé was a show on its own, indeed!
The night was still young and I thought it was time to end my Mauritian dining experience with some refreshing cocktails. I ordered the Ti Moris’ signature cocktail named Caipritius, and I knew I made the right decision from the first sip. Made with drops of lemon, this drink has a perfect balance of sweet and sour, and definitely added a splendid touch to my Mauritian-style Saturday night.
Ti Moris Bali
Jalan Batu Belig. Gang Merpati No. 1, Kerobokan Kelod
By Wiwin Wirwidya
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