If there’s one fish that you will encounter everywhere in Maldives, it would be tuna.
As we’ve learned during our visit to the Maldives, the surrounding waters of this stunning island nation is blessed with a healthy tuna population.
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I had no real idea about the style of cuisine that would fuel an island-based country such as the Maldives. Of course, I speculated that seafood would most likely be a staple of the Maldives, primarily due to the fact that this spectacular country it is located in the middle of the Indian Ocean. I also wondered if the types of foods locals in eat in the Maldives would be consistent across its various atolls?
After taking the short ferry ride from the airport over to Malé, the capital city of the Maldives, it didn’t take me long to get an early impression about what the Maldivian locals like to eat. I headed out for a quick walk around the city immediately after I dropped my bags off at my hotel in Malé. Many local coffee shops were noticeable along the narrow streets of the city, with far fewer tourist restaurants visible in comparison. I couldn’t help but appreciate the “un-touristy” feel of the city even though tourism is one of the driving forces in the Maldivian economy. Most tourists that visit the Maldives tend to stay on resort islands, making their only time in Malé a few brief hours as part of day tours.