Try a Local Delicacy

BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Male, Maldives : Try a Local Delicacy
BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Male, Maldives : Try a Local Delicacy

Ever heard of Mas-Huni? Nor had I, yet this simple dish is a favourite Maldivian recipe loved by all who grow up here. I can see why – it’s delicious.

Land on the Maldives is scarce but the ocean is all around, so many traditional Maldivian foods are created with freshly caught fish, local coconut and rice. Mas-Huni uses two of the three. (In the local lingo, huni means coconut and mas means fish.)

In the dish, tuna is blended with coconut, chilli and lime, with a pinch of salt and voila! It’s ready. I told you it was simple. Maldivians usually eat Mas-Huni for breakfast, with roshi, a thin flatbread, but I loved it as a light lunch salad. It’s perfectly refreshing after a morning in the sun.

Ask my team what day the Maldivian-themed dinner buffet is running in my hotel at Lime restaurant, and sample some more mouthwatering local flavours.