Traditional Dishes of Maldives – A nation with a unique culinary identity

Have you ever wondered how Maldivian food taste like? From warming curries to delicious seafood, Maldives offers something special for everyone. Try out the array of cuisine on offer in this part of Asia.

 

Fish

Thanks to the surrounding turquoise waters in the Maldives, there is no surprise that fish is the staple dish in this island. Ranging from lobster delicacies, crabs and the freshest catch of fish, anyone who visits the island will come across an exquisite seafood platter. Maldive fish or processed tuna is often used as pieces in many curries. You’ll find different types of fish to try out including little tunny, yellowfin, and frigate.

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Mas huni

Seafood lovers, rejoice! This dish is similar to a salad with simple seasonings of shredded coconut and onions added to fresh tuna. It’s a quick and easy recipe which is also used as an appetizer. The dish gets a bit savoury because of turmeric and cumin.

 

Where to try out these dishes?

A good way to begin scouring the region for the very best of its cuisine will be to first check into a preferred choice of accommodation. Consider staying at one of the best resorts in Maldives the likes of Naladhu Private Island Maldives which features its own selection of restaurants that offer mouth-watering local and international delicacies.

 

Hedhikaa

Hedhikaa is a short-eat or a snack popular among locals as well as tourists visiting the country. The best time to savour this snack is in the evening when Hedhikaa is freshly baked and warm! If you are having it for the first time, try to have it with black tea or coffee.

 

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Best Restaurants in Hong Kong – The foodie central in Asia

Hong Kong spells foodies central for those who have a passion to taste the flavours of the world! This is one place where one may find all sorts of Asian cooking that is sure to whet one’s appetite

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Lung King Heen

Overlooking the wondrous Vitoria Harbour, the wooden furniture with a hint of silver provides the ideal ambience for some amazing Cantonese food! If you are able to reserve a table, the menu will leave you undecided about what to order from a wide range of dishes including dim sum and roast meats.

Caprice

This is one of the Michelin Star restaurants in Hong Kong just a short distance away from Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong. Here is the best place to find French fine dining in Asia. At Caprice, the kitchen is an open one where several busy chefs are at work filling the entire space with tantalizing aromas.

Ronin

If you love booze and seafood, the place to enjoy a meal would be Ronin in Hong Kong. Select from a wide choice Japanese menu divided into 3 sections (raw, smaller and bigger) and select your favourite sake or whiskey.

Samsen

This is a restaurant in Wan Chai that any foodie is sure to love! Samsen serves some if of the best Thai noodles in town! Don’t forget the noisy, but friendly and easy-going atmosphere inside the restaurant.

 

The Ultimate Melting pot – the Chinese food hub

Hong Kong is truly a place worth visiting, not only for its rich culture and amazing city but also for the mouth-watering cuisine that the city has to offer. Here’s what you will find for your cravings in Hong Kong;

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English Pubs

Since Hong Kong was once part of the British colony, it is no wonder that one of the oldest English pubs are still up and running here. Jimmy’s Kitchen is a pub that opened in 1928, where they serve some of the famous English delights such as shepherd’s pie.

Tea houses and banquet halls

There are many restaurants in Central Hong Kong serving up dishes that are prepared to old Cantonese recipes. Some delicacies like shrimp dumplings and shark fin soup can be found in tea houses and banquets here.

Soy sauce Westerns and cafe culture

These restaurants offer a fusion of Chinese style with western style cuisine to bring forth an authentic Hong Kong cuisine. If you are staying in places like The Murray Hong Kong, you will be able to easily walk out and find these authentic shops close by to treat your taste buds.

Typhoon shelters

Back in the day, the Tanaka tribe lived on the shores of Hong Kong. When they found economic opportunities on land, they converted their boats to eateries that served delicious seafood. Shun Kee Typhoon Shelter is the modern version of this concept.

 

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+