The Maldives Islands have a unique cuisine that is flavourful, healthy for the most part, and influenced from a range of cuisines such as Sri Lankan, Indian and even Chinese.


Bis Keemiya

This is the Maldivian equivalent of samosa, and is a delicious snack consisting of a rolled and battered pancake filled with a sautéed mix of shredded cabbage, hardboiled eggs, onions and spices. You’re almost guaranteed to love this.



This is a pasty mix of tuna, coconuts, onions and chilli, and is almost like the nutritional backbone of the nation. Millions consume this as a breakfast dish, and it is considered a national dish. You can find this dish anywhere when dining in the Maldives, from humble food-shacks, to lavish restaurants in resorts such as Velassaru Maldives.



This is another one of the finest snacks in the Maldives, and is made by putting mashuni into balls of roti-dough and then frying them to form small frikadel-like creations.


Saagu Bondibai

A dining experience isn’t complete without dessert, and this is one of the best sweet-treats you can find in the nation. It’s a pudding made with sago, coconut milk, cardamom, condensed milk and rose essence. It’s delicious and definitely something you wouldn’t want to miss.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+