It’s impossible to visit the ultimate island without warming your taste buds with a sausage rougail. This traditional dish of Reunion Island is hearty and well-balanced (meat, vegetables, carbohydrates) and has always been a favourite dish with labourers. Rice, grains, spices and meat, the winning combination that hasn’t changed over the years. The sausage rougail is both spicy and mild, rich yet modest, a great yet simple meal to share with loved ones.
The word “rougail” comes from the Reunion Island Creole word “rougay”, which itself comes from the Tamil “ūrkkāy” meaning caramelised green fruit. What a history