Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bol Renversé or Upside down bowl you say ?!

How do you want your egg on the Bol Renversé ?
Not quite sure about the origin of the Bol Renversé except that it tastes really good and might be uniquely mauritian as this is a dish I have never seen anywhere else. Rice , stir fried vegetables and meat and a fried egg on top ! The whole combination is very tasty. There is definitely a chinese influence in this dish but I would not call it a chinese dish per se. I am sure if you go to China and ask for something similar they will certainly not have a clue what you are talking about !

Ingredients : (Makes 4)
- 3 chicken breasts
- 4 portions of cooked rice preferably basmati rice
- 4 eggs
- 1 can of young corn

- 2 carrots
- 1 small can of bamboo shoots
- A few Chinese shitake mushrooms
- 3 pieces of garlic
- salt and pepper
- 2 tbs soya sauce
- 2 tbs oyster sauce
- 1 tbs of cornstarch


  • Soak mushrooms in cold water
  • Slice chicken thinly , add salt and pepper
  • Slice bamboo shoots thinly
  • Cut young corns to bite size pieces
  • Cut carrots into preferred shape
  • Slice mushrooms
  • Crush garlic or mince with a knife

  • Heat oil in a wok , add chicken and crushed garlic
  • In a small bowl, mix soya sauce, oyster sauce and the cornstarch and 2 tbs of water
  • Add this sauce to the chicken while cooking on high heat
  • Add vegetables
  • Mix well
  • Add more soya / oyster sauce if required or according to taste
  • Fry 4 eggs and keep aside
  • Place one egg in a small bowl yolk facing down, then pour the stir fry on top
  • Now add rice and flatten with a spoon
  • Invert bowl gently onto a plate , add a few green onions and voila ! you have your Bol Renversé
  • You can use shrimps and any other vegetables in this dish. This is a perfect clean your fridge dish . You can use any left over rice and vegetables from your fridge !



  1. love your blog keep the recipes coming from perth

  2. Thank you so much. It means a lot to me. Much appreciated !