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10 Maldivian Dishes You Must Try - Popular Delicacies You Should Not Miss In This Tropical Paradise

Travelling in Maldives is always an incredible adventure! Read on and find out about the top 10 dishes which you surely should try out when travelling here.



This is one of the dishes that you will not be able to get away from when dining at local restaurants! Indeed, it is one that you should not escape from too as it offers a combination of flavours which will effortlessly tantalise your taste buds! Garudhiya is a fragrant fish soup which is incredibly popular among the locals as well as the tourists.


Mas huni

Mas huni is yet another local favourite which offers the tastes of shredded smoked tuna, coconut, lemon as well as onions. You will find it being served at a number of local restaurants.


Mas roshi

Mas roshi is a dish that will fill you up and offer your heart sublime satisfaction! It is a chapatti which is stuffed with smoked tuna and coconut. Curry leaves are also added to the mix.


Bis keemiya

Bis keemiya is a flavoursome samosa which the locals love. It is a popular snack which will tantalize your taste buds with every single bite. You will be able to enjoy its incredible taste as you dine at the many Maldives restaurants. If you stay at a hotel like Milaidhoo Island Maldives you will get the chance to experiment with the local tastes with immense ease.


Boshi mashuni

Boshi mashuni is a delectable banana flower salad. It combines the tastes of shredded banana flowers, coconut as well as a variety of spices.


Fried yams

The Maldives is a country which produces yams in abundance. Hence the locals love to use them as ingredients to a number of different dishes. As you travel in the islands you will get the chance to relish the crispy and crunchy goodness of fried yams.


Maldivian live lobster

The Maldives has an abundance of seafood dishes as one might guess. The Maldivian live lobster is a dish that you should not miss when travelling here. It is a well known culinary secret that lobsters taste best when they are cooked alive. The luscious taste of the lobster comes through wonderfully when they are cooked this way.


Saagu bondibai

This list will be incomplete without an honorary mention of Saagu bondinai, as exquisite dessert which captures the true essence of the sweet side of life! It is a dish made using sago, coconut milk as well as condensed milk. You will fall in love with its rich taste for sure!


Reef fish cutlets

Be sure to try out the reef fish cutlets as you travel in the Maldives! These little treats are packed with remarkable flavour. You will find them in almost all the local restaurants across the islands.



Gulha is a popular snack which pairs well with tea and coffee. They are made using tuna fish, chilli, onions as well as coconuts.
Hope the tips above will help you to enjoy a sensational food tour in the Maldives!