Part of the joy of holidaying in the Maldives is getting to savour its cuisine; here are just some of the flavour-filled dishes you should give a try on your visit.
Tuna Fish Curry
Not surprisingly, tuna is used in a great many dishes in the Maldives and is particularly delectable in a curry. Available at city eateries as well as resort restaurants including at The Residence Maldives Falhumaafushi by Cenizaro, this generally spicy dish is best eaten with chapati or steamed rice.
Coconut is an essential ingredient in traditional kiru bokiba (or boakibaa), which is a rather distinctive dessert in the Maldives. Restaurants serving this yummy milk cake will, of course, have different variations for it and among the other ingredients used are cardamom, cinnamon and rose water.
No breakfast is complete in the Maldives it seems, without some mas huni! It is another dish which utilises tuna; the fish is shredded and mixed with onions, grated coconut and some chilli and is ideal to eat with chapati or roshi before being washed down with a cup of refreshing tea.
Another local favourite, garudhiya is a kind of fish broth that is regularly eaten in the Maldives. This dish should ideally be enjoyed hot and its key ingredient is fresh tuna; of course, the addition of curry leaves, onions and chillies give it that extra bit of spiciness that makes it even more appealing.