Saveurs de Dodo is a 100% Mauritian concept. With his tricycle, Randhir Sookun offers local dishes in Bondy, a commune north-east of Paris. At 51, this former resident of Brisée Verdière dreams of opening his own restaurant within 3 years.
“Mine frite, haleem, samoussa and bouillon de crabe (crab broth)” are dishes that can be found on practically every street corner in Mauritius. In France, on the other hand, they are not so common, if not impossible to find. This is how Randhir came up with the idea of offering typical Mauritian dishes to the diaspora, but also to the French: “Initially, I wanted to open a restaurant because I like cooking. But the project never came to fruition. So I thought, why not start a catering business with a Mauritian-style tricycle. Since January 2023, I’ve been operating at the Bondy market in the morning, and in the evening, I’m on the outskirts of the local station. I have a menu that changes every day and my dishes are also available through Uber Eats and Deliveroo France. ”
Encouraged by his customers, this father of three is also considering opening his own restaurant: “I’ve had very good feedback on the quality of my dishes. It’s a great encouragement for me to open my own restaurant within the next three years. In addition, I’m also planning to go into mass production to reach a wider market and offer the tricycle concept in other markets.”