The Maldives is known as a tropical paradise, and its cuisine is as spectacular as the scenery. Tuna, coconut, and chilli are the go-to ingredients for Maldivian dishes. Photo: Alamy

The best food in the Maldives: seafood, coconut and chilli-flavoured dishes ... in a hospital canteen

  • The Maldives is known for having some of the tastiest food in South Asia, combining Indian and Sri Lankan cuisines with a local touch
  • From the staple spicy tuna salad served every way, to a vegetarian garden experience to a nine-course fine-dining degustation menu, every bite is a delight
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The Maldives is known as a tropical paradise, and its cuisine is as spectacular as the scenery. Tuna, coconut, and chilli are the go-to ingredients for Maldivian dishes. Photo: Alamy
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Chris Dwyer

Chris Dwyer

Chris Dwyer has lived in Hong Kong since 2005 and writes on travel and food for platforms including CNN, BBC and South China Morning Post. He has visited 80 countries to date and aims to double that, but still maintains that the only way is Essex.