Every place is rich in its own traditional cuisine and is popularly known for it and Maldives is not an exception to this. Maldivian cuisine is widely controlled by its topography and basically contains coconut, starches and fish in its dishes.
It does not have a large variety, but even with limited option, foods are exquisite in nature. The cuisine is influenced by different nations like the Sri Lankan, Indian, and Arabic. Being a small island, it provides the best taste of its culinary to the tourists. The freshness of seafood will simply build up your appetites.
Emergence of Maldivian cuisine
Coconut, different variants of seafood and root crops (later added to the diet of Maldives culinary) form the actual base of its fare. The notable changes have been witnessed in its spices and the local cuisine also underwent certain changes over the period. While Islam had set its foot on the island chain, the local diet did not change much but certain restrictions were imposed like forbidding from eating pork and consuming alcohol.
These changes can be spotted even today. The basic evolution and the invasion of a mixture of cuisines started with the European trading spices from nations like India and Sri Lanka to different islands. With the setting in of tourism, the Maldivian cuisine started shaping out and adopting different styles to serve the taste buds of the tourists.
Popular Maldivian Dishes
The most popular dish is Garudhiya, which actually is fish broth that is served along with lime, onions, chili and rice. Grated coconut and onions are used in dishes like Mas Huni, which contains shredded smoked fish and is a well-known breakfast cuisine.
Fihunu Mas is also a popular dish in the country, which consists of barbecued fish that is usually basted with chilies. The common word used for snacks is Hedhikaa and there are some exclusive varieties of snacks served in the country, some of which include bajiya, gulha, kulhi boakiba, and maroshi and thelui mas.
Fish forms the most common staple diet of the people in this country and are easily available. The popular variety of fishes on the island includes skipjack tuna, frigate tuna, bigeye scad, wahoo, mahi-mahi and mackerel scad. You can obtain more information about the Maldivian culinary and this resort from Only Exclusive Travel Maldives.
Usually, tourists should stick to water on the islands and try alcohol. Apart from this other drinks that are preferred by the people are sai and tea. A traditional drink named Raa is also quite popular and is toddy which is usually tapped from the palm trees. Kaashi kiru which is coconut milk is obtained by soaking grated coconut in water and is an essential in many of the Maldivian cuisines or curries.
If you are planning a tour to Maldives and want to have the best of experiences then Soneva Fushi will absolutely serve your purpose. Offering exotic cuisines and exquisite facilities, this resort is best for spending your holiday and making it memorable.