Literally no travel is complete without filling your tummy and I think that’s why it deserves a dedicated topic by itself. During my stay I treated myself with local cuisines just enough that I knew what they were but I wasn’t a big fan of everything being super spicy, like I am from Pakistan (it’s pretty common here) but for me too it was another level of torture for my taste buds.
Interesting fact: Small snacks like buns, samosas etc are called shorties
Tuna is no wonder one of the most commonly found menu item in the Maldives, literally it was in every other dish. For me the taste was almost along the same lines as goat meat weirdly or at-least the way it was cooked it didn’t tasted any different or fishy (if I may say so) at all. Every single day I was there, I went to a different cafe/bistro or restaurant. The whole capital city is so small that you can literally walk from one end to the other end in an hour or two.
You may notice a lot of it is fast food, well that’s because after I tasted the local cuisines a few times I decided I didn’t wanted to take any risk upsetting my stomach due to spices. One of the meals I often had was chicken fried rice with fried egg as a topping, that was one meal which I can survive on for the whole day. The hotdog was the most uncommon one because it had no sausage instead it was minced meat within the bun 😉 not sure where else that happens but it was definitely a first for me.
One of the most missed things whilst my stay there was not having tea as I am used to, freshly brewed with full cream milk. In Maldives condensed milk is used instead of full cream one.