Cuisine in Maldives
The cuisine in Maldives offers the ideal chance to sink your teeth into delectable seafood prepared with traditional recipes. The food of Maldives is strongly influenced by Sri Lankan and Indian cooking styles, so you can expect plenty of curries with a range of flavors and spices on a Maldives holiday. Maldivians are spice lovers but coconut also has a special place in Maldivian kitchens. Agriculture is almost impossible in the Maldives, therefore fish, which is readily available, is a staple. Fish soups and curries are very popular and meat and chicken are served at special occasions.
Traditional Maldivian dishes rarely include vegetables and most of the food available at Maldives resorts are imported. Tailor-made Maldives vacations are likely to have you eat your heart out at the local restaurants! They dish out fantastic seafood and international cuisine, and the island nation is full of food stalls, popular with the locals, selling just about everything.
During your Maldives holiday, do indulge in evening tea and Sri-Lankan-style ‘short-eats’ as you watch a beautiful sunset on the horizon.
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Cuisine in Maldives – What to eat
Do try the local cuisine of Maldives.
- Mas riha: fresh tuna, diced, spiced and curried, served with flatbread and warm tea
- Bajiya: Maldivian version of the samosa
- Kukulhu riha: chicken cooked various spices
- Khai phan: seaweed from the Mekong River and a speciality in Luang Prabang
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