For a complete Maldivian experience, sampling the local cuisine is a ‘must do’ not only for foodies but all those looking to introduce their taste buds to bold new flavours!
Mornings are better with Mas Huni! Well, at least this seems to be the consensus since this tuna-based dish is an all-time favourite for breakfast. Available at both Maldives restaurants and resorts, the dish also features grated coconuts, onions and lemons and tastes great with Maldivian flatbread known as Roshi.
A spice-filled dish, Dhon Riha is a tuna curry that is infused with flavours from diverse ingredients be it coconut, cinnamon, ginger, curry powder or chillies. Served at local island eateries as well as resort restaurants the likes of Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, this dish can be enjoyed with Roshi or rice.
A popular local fish broth, Garudhiya is another dish the Maldivians love to eat. This broth features fresh tuna and is generally served with rice, chillies and lime; typically eaten hot, it will give you a satisfying and spicy boost!
Those looking for something sweet can try this well-liked dish made from sago. It utilises both condensed milk and coconut milk, while the addition of rose essence and cardamom offer a distinct flavour that is bound to make Saagu Bondibai one of your favourites.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+