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Top 5 Maldivian Cuisine You Must Try - Sensational Dishes that will Tantalize Your Taste Buds

The Maldives is a charming destination which offers plenty of appeals. Read on and find out about the top five dishes that you should try out when travelling here.


Boshi mashuni

Boshi mashuni which is a delectable banana flower salad is one of the most popular delicacies here in the Maldives. It is a perfect combination of tastes which will tantalize your very senses. Boshi mashuni is quite similar in many ways to a salsa too. It combines the rich tastes of banana flowers, fresh coconut as well as a variety of zesty spices. a dash of lime is added to the mix to enhance the flavour. Maldivian chilli is also added to the mix to give the dish its unique taste and character. Needless to say, it is quite a healthy dish which is very popular among those who desire to eat healthily.



As the Maldives is a place that is surrounded by the waters of the Indian Ocean, it comes as no surprise that the country has some incredible fish dishes. Garudhiya is one of the dishes that you will not miss when travelling here for sure. It is a fragrant fish soup which captures the true essence of the island life. The rich combination of spices and citrus makes it quite addictive for sure!


Huni roshi

Huni roshi is yet another popular dish which you will be able to enjoy as you dine at any Maldives Restaurant. You will find it being served at almost all the local restaurants. If you stay at a hotel like The Nautilus Maldives it will be quite easy for you to indulge in the addictive local flavours.
Huni roshi is a simple chapatti or a roti which combines coconut. It is wonderfully soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. It is a local favourite which you will not be able to resist for sure!


Saagu bondibai

Saagu bondibai is a tasty sago pudding which is quite popular in the country. You will find it being served at a number of different local restaurants. Sago is one of the most popular local ingredients in the Maldives. Saagu bondibai is a dish which is made using coconut milk, cardamom and rose. Condensed milk is also added to the mix to enhance its flavour.


Bis Keemiya

Bis keemiya is a favourite in the Maldives and you should surely try it out when travelling here. It is a samosa which captures the heart and soul of the local food culture. Shredded and sautéed cabbages, hard-boiled eggs as well as spiced onions are added to the mix of the samosa. It is flavoursome on the inside and wonderfully crispy on the outside. Every single bite will leave you yearning for more! You will be able to find bis keemiya being served at a number of different local restaurants too.
Hope the information above will help you to enjoy a remarkable culinary adventure here in the Maldives. Be sure to be bold and adventurous when you are experimenting with the food of the land and you will surely not regret it!

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