Best Japanese dishes to try in Maldives – Venturing into the world of Japanese food!

You might be very curious as to how you could savour Japanese food from a tropical island in the Indian Ocean that is thousands of miles away from Japan. The answer lies in the fact that the archipelago is home to a number of restaurants that serve authentic Japanese food and here are some of our picks of best Japanese food items you can find in these restaurants in Maldives.


Sushi | Image Credit - Mk2010, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Pixabay

Sushi | Image Credit – Mk2010, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Pixabay

Surrounded by a sea that is rich in marine life, Japanese restaurants in Maldives serve you some of the freshest seafood items you could ever taste. One of the seafood items that the Japanese love very much is Shushi; if you don’t know what Sushi is, it is a dish prepared with specially cooked vinegared rice that is combined with a variety of ingredients, such as seafood, vegetables, and occasionally tropical fruits and served attractively in many ways. You can savour this dish in restaurants like 135° East which is a restaurant at Maafushivaru Maldives.

Teppanyaki Dishes

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Teppanyaki is a popular style of Japanese cuisine that involves the usage of an iron griddle to cook food. A variety of ingredients such as shrimp, steak, chicken and many other varieties of meat and vegetables are grilled right in front of your eyes and served piping hot directly from the griddle. You can savour Teppanyaki dishes in almost all the Japanese restaurants in Maldives.


Sashimi | Image Credit - Santiago M. Mola (ColdWind), CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Sashimi | Image Credit – Santiago M. Mola (ColdWind), CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Sashimi is a Japanese delicacy that consists of fresh and raw fish that is thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces and eaten with wasabi paste and soy sauce. Even though the original recipe is made from fresh fish or other seafood, Sashimi is also available with meat choices such as chicken, beef and horse meat.


Ramen | Image Credit - Flickr user: midorisyu, CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Ramen | Image Credit – Flickr user: midorisyu, CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

If you are stationed in any of the resorts that have a Japanese restaurant, you can savour a hearty breakfast with Ramen; a staple Japanese breakfast food that is made with boiled wheat noodles that are served in a bowl served in soy sauce or Miso soup broth. The noodles is mixed with many kinds of ingredients that includes a variety of meat and vegetables this dish certainly makes dining in Maldives an exciting experience and it is a food that is worth trying.

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Maldivian Cuisine – An Amazing Culinary Sensation

Malaysian cuisine is influenced by Chinese, Indian and Malay flavours. The best way to understand these different kinds of flavours is to try out some delicious Malaysian dishes.


Mee Goreng Mamak

This dish is scrumptious indeed! Mee Goreng Mamak is a fried noodles dish which is served with spicy and thickened sweet sauce. This spicy dish is further tossed with tiger prawns, tomato wedges, green onions and fried tofu squares.

Nasi kerabu

This Malaysian dish is popular during the month of Ramadhan. It’s a blue rice which is naturally coloured by crushing Telang flowers. It also includes a variety of raw vegetables and fresh herbs. The fragrance of this dish will surely entice your taste buds!

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amrufm from Shah Alam, Malaysia, Nasi kerabuCC BY 2.0

Mas huni

Mas huni is a traditional Maldivian dish and it includes shredded tuna with onion, chilies, and coconut. This dish is eaten with sweetened hot tea and freshly baked roshi flatbread. A good way to begin scouring the island for the very best of its cuisine will be to first check into a preferred choice of accommodation. Do take note of Niyama Private Islands Maldives, which has its own range of restaurants in Maldives that serve delectable local and international fare.

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╚ DD╔ from Male, Maldives, Mashuni (382668832)CC BY-SA 2.0

Nasi Kandar

This is a Northern Malaysian dish of steamed rice which is served with a variety of curries and side dishes. If you adore Malaysian rice dishes, this is something you can’t miss! When Nasi Kandar is paired with fried fish, beef and fragrant curries, the alluring aroma emanated from the dish is inexplicable.

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The History of Sushi – A Scintillating Seafood Sensation!

There is no secret that many people from all around the world love eating Sushi. It is important to know some facts about the evolution of this delicious Japanese dish.


What exactly is Sushi?

Before tracing the history of Sushi, it is vital to know about this dish. The word “Sushi” will be an ambiguous term for a non-native Japanese. It means ‘sour’, which reflect the original form of Sushi being a bit sour. The dish includes vinegared rice mixed with a variety of ingredients like vegetables and seafood.



The history of Sushi is surrounded by folklore and legends. Before it became popular in Japan, it was known in China during the second century A.D. Traditional Sushi took more time to prepare since diverse fermenting steps were required. However, in the early 17th century, the Japanese developed the concept of Sushi by seasoning the rice with rice wine vinegar. Moreover, they diverted from the traditional practice of taking more time to prepare the dish.


Hanaya Yohei

Hanaya Yohei is known as the founder of modern Sushi. He introduced ‘Nigiri Sushi’ (finger Sushi) which was prepared by placing a slice of fresh fish on the top of a cube-shaped seasoned rice. This popular quick snack became extremely popular throughout Japan.


An artful dining experience

The demand for Sushi is ever increasing! Now, this dish is popular in US, Spain, Denmark and even in many a Japanese restaurant in Maldives including dining venues at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort.


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