Mauritian wonder bowl / Bol renversé


This very unique Chinese-Mauritian dish is called a Bol Renversé, which literally translates to ‘upside down bowl’! It’s also called a Magic Bowl or a Wonder Bowl and is traditionally made with a saucy stir-fry chicken and veg on a bed of steamed rice, with a fried egg on top. This recipe is a must-try and will definitely have you licking your plate clean!

5 from 10 votes

mauritian wonder bowl / bol renversé

Servings 4 people
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 300 g chicken thigh/breast sliced
  • 400 g bok choy chopped
  • 200 g mushroom sliced
  • 100 g baby corn sliced
  • 100 g carrot sliced in half moon
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 chinese sausage (lup chong) sliced
  • 4 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 4 tbsp white wine
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp corn/tapioca start mix well with 2 tbsp cold water
  • 2 cups water
  • oil for stir frying
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 serves boiled rice


  • Prepare your boiled rice as per your favourite method or check our how we do ours here.
  • In a frying pan, prepare your fried eggs (4) as per your preference and set aside for later.

The sauce

  • In a medium pot, heat up some oil on medium-high heat then cook the sliced chicken, seasoned with some salt and pepper, for about 5 mins. Take the chicken out and set aside.
  • In the same pot, add in the sliced sausages and stir fry for about 30 seconds.
  • Then add in the carrots, baby corn and mushroom and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Put the chicken back into the pot followed by the oyster sauce, white wine and dark soy sauce. Mix well to combine.
  • Next, add in the chopped bok choy and the 2 cups of water, and mix everything well for a few seconds. Then cover the pot.
  • Once the sauce starts to simmer rapidly, take the lid off and pour in the corn/tapioca starch mixture while stirring the sauce at the same time.
  • The sauce is ready when the starch mixture has combined well and the sauce has thickened.

Assemble the dish

  • In a medium bowl, place your fried egg at the bottom then fill the bowl halfway with your sauce.
  • Next, cover the sauce by placing your rice on top until the bowl is full. Press down on the rice gently to flatten it.
  • Now put a plate on top of the bowl so that one hand is holding the bowl at the bottom and your other hand is pressing the plate against the bowl.
  • Carefully, but also rapidly flip it so that the bowl is now upside down on the plate and ta-da!
  • Feel free to serve it like this or remove the bowl to serve!



Add in some prawns for a special wonder bowl!
Goes perfectly with our homemade green chilli!
Course: Main course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Mauritian
Keyword: Chicken

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  1. 5 stars
    Hello uncle.your food. Looks good i hope you have a good day today – Shiloh

  2. 5 stars
    Looks good, I like how he use white wine, I have never thought of that before. Well boyz n Girls…I am going to make that right Now. Hope it turns out as delicious as it appears in that video

  3. 5 stars
    Very easy to follow instructions, merci

  4. 4 stars
    Great yummy

  5. 4 stars
    Thank you for the recipe

  6. 4 stars
    Good recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    Wow. Bol Renversé (Magic Bowl) is my favourite dish. Keep on uploading Chinese fusion/Sino-Mauritian dishes.

  8. 5 stars
    Just tried your recipe today with some of my own variations. I used soaked shitake mushrooms instead of canned mushroom and Mauvino (Oxenham) instead of white wine. It’s sweeter and less acidic. Thank you for so kindly sharing the recipe. Which rice did you use? Should the rice be sticking together or “en grain”?
    If you have a recipe for poisson au gingembre I would love it. Been trying a few of your recipes since I subscribed. Keep up the good job!

  9. 5 stars
    Yummy , one of the best recipe for Bol Renversé I have seen…never tried with sausage, will add that next time….I usually put chicken stock as well before I put the Pak Choi…👍🏽

  10. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe, thank you!

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