The Best of Maldivian Cuisine – Giving your taste buds the treat of their lives

Delicious! It is the perfect word that goes along with Maldivian food lore. You will simply be at a loss when you have to pick the very best of the Maldivian cuisine.




Ask anyone even a foreigner about Mashuni. They will tell you what it is. For Mashuni is the commonest breakfast you will come across in the Maldives. This delicacy has flourished decades owing to its spicy taste emanating from the smoked tuna dish with coconut.





DhonRiha literally means fair curry. It is a white fish curry with a coconut milk base, and a number of spices to give it a unique flavour. If you are in this country on a romantic holiday, ensure to reserve your stay in a resort that offers private dining in Maldives the likes of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort which serves these best of Maldivian cuisine.





This is a flavoursome fish broth that is served with rice, onions, chilli and lime. It’s a fabulous comfort food and the broth is quite wholesome.




This is another dessert that is unique to Maldives. Although it appears like your average banana fritter, the Maldivian twist comes from the addition of coconut to the coating. Thus, it is best of both the worlds, the beloved bananas enveloped in a taste of Maldives.

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Food Dishes to Try Out in Maldives – The Best of the Local Cuisine

At first sight, all Maldivian food might look similar because it’s mostly seafood, but every dish has its own unique flavour and ingredient.



Highly influenced by the Kerala cuisine in India and the Sri Lankan cuisine, the Maldivian food is spicy, authentic and uses a lot of colourful spices too. The main ingredients in the dishes are coconut, dish and rice and the others include chillies, curry leaves and aromatic spices.



The must try dishes when visiting Maldives are Banbukeylu harisa, Bis keemiya, Hedhika, Garudiya, Mashuni, Thelui mas and Kavaabu. These dishes are made with fish, lemon juice, coconut milk and chilli. Another staple food there is Roshi, a type of flatbread made with pieces of coconut flakes in between. Dried fish pickle is a side that goes well with flat bread or any type of bread for that matter and is loved by the locals.



Romantic dining in Maldives is a must if you are travelling with your loved one, and places like the Naladhu Private Island Maldives provide private beach spots for a memorable evening under the stars. Also, remember that Maldives is an Islamic country, and so, you won’t find alcohol in places other than the tourist spots and resorts.


Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.


Types of Shrimp Dishes – The Wonderful Diversity of Shrimp Dishes

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Shrimp is probably one of the most indulgent forms of sea-food, or any sort of food, in the world. Since they are soft, succulent and versatile, shrimp can be used in a plethora of ways to create a variety of indulgent dishes. From Asian styles to cuisine to America’s Southern food, the universe of culinary possibilities involving shrimp is almost endless.


Curries involving shrimp are flavourful and aromatic, especially the ones from regions such as central and southern Asia. Dishes such as Szechwan shrimp and Indian shrimp curry are staples within notable restaurants in Maldives contained in luxury hotels and resorts such as the Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Exotic dishes such as this are probably some of the best ways to appreciate the texture and consistency of shrimp, but there are many more dishes to sample.


Italian cuisine also does justice by shrimp through various dishes. Even seemingly simple pasta-based dishes such as garlic-shrimp linguini are loaded with flavour. You can also discover more indulgent dishes such as shrimp fettuccine Alfredo which is bursting with cheesy-garlic goodness. For something a little spicy you could always opt for a Shrimp Fra Diavolo which comes topped with chilli flakes for spice-enthusiasts, but since it is an Italian dish at heart, it won’t pack as much heat as say, a Spanish dish.


Spanish and Mexican cuisine showcases a distinctly different range of flavours and dishes when it comes to shrimp-based cuisine, and there are so many different formats. The paella is one of the most traditional forms of Spanish cuisine, and consists of an exquisite pot of rice packing a varied assortment of flavours and ingredients. If you’re craving something a little different, you could opt for some shrimp enchiladas.


These are but few of the astonishing range of dishes that are possible when it comes to shrimp. If you love this particular form of seafood, then you won’t have to worry about getting bored with it.


Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.