• Mauritian Spring Rolls, also known as Hakien!

    akien is a particularly distinctive dish in Mauritius, mainly made by people of HChinese origin. From what I have been able to gather, it is a dish of Hakka Chinese origin, an unusual variety of what is commonly known as spring rolls, made even more interesting by the fact that the traditional version does not use wrappers at all. Instead, the filling is shaped into a log, then dipped in batter before being fried for the first time, then again coated in a thinner batter before being fried again. This double coating and frying results in a final product with an exceptional crunch on the outside with a juicy, crunchy and very flavourful filling on the inside.