“The Sandwich Baa”, The Maldivian Subway

With the opening of this small yet cozy café about two months ago, people have the choice of having their sandwich the way they want. Also referred to as the ‘local subway’, Sandwich Baa has gotten fame within a short period of time since it opened. Main reason for its success was because the customers…

STO Supermart ‘Cake and Wafers Fest’

STO Supermart has launched a promotion titled ‘Cake and Wafers Fest’ from 05th to 20th March, with discounts, free product tastings and special surprises for customers. The fest was inaugurated by STO’s Regional Sales/Food and Beverage Department’s Senior General Manager Ms. Fathimath Aashaan at a ceremony held at STO Supermart. The promotion offers up to…

Manhatten Fish Market to be launched in the Maldives

A restaurant of the famous Manhattan Fish Market is slated for a December opening in Maldives. The franchise is famous for sea food, served American style. The branch in Maldives will be managed by Silver Spoon company, which had managed Raanba Restaurant for the past 15 years. The restaurant will be opened in Hulhumale’ Centro shopping…

The Greatest Chefs being held in Suzhou

A Chinese and foreign hotel’s cooking competition – CCTV “The Greatest Chefs” is currently ongoing at Suzhou with four Maldivian chefs taking part in it. They are Chef Fatheen (Bandos Maldives), Chef Sobah (Soneva) and Chef Niyaz (Hulhule Island Hotel) and Chef Nasim (Retro Cafe). All Chefs from Maldives are representatives of Chefs Guild of the Maldives (CGM)…

Summer Island Maldives’ Chef Jack Receives Top 50 Global Outstanding Chef Award

Summer Island Maldives resort’s Advisory Executive Chef, ‘Jack’ Tiang Toh Huat, has been declared one of the world’s Top 50 ‘Outstanding Chefs’, in a prestigious awards ceremony held last week in Shanghai, China. Summer Island Maldives also received an award for ‘Outstanding Dining Venue’ at the 2016 Global Gourmet Chef par Excellence World Culinaire Competition…

Monster Energy drink launched in the Maldives

Monster energy drink was officially launched in the country on the 21st of October. The American drink is marketed and distributed in the country by Male Aerated and Water Company. They are also responsible for the distribution of Coca Cola products in the country as well. The launching was kicked off at the Alimas Carnival…

Riffath Waleed | A Symphony of Culinary Delights

Symphony Restaurant is without a doubt one of the most recognizable names in the Maldives, being one of the pioneer and most reputable establishments in the country. We sat down and spoke to Riffath Waleed, one of the Directors of the company, about his humble beginnings into the family-owned business, his advice for budding entrepreneurs…

Three Essential Fruits

Translated from a Dhivehi article by Adnan Yoosuf Every fruit is, in their own way, an essential fruit full of nutrients beneficial to humans. Including fruits in everyday diets ensures health benefits including a reduced risk of chronic diseases. However, it should be noted that not all fruits are the same; there are some fruits…

Azim Ali | From Dishwasher to Manager

by Mohamed Khoorsheed Waiters, or waiting staff, are the cornerstone of any restaurant or bar. They take on the most important role of attending to customers and supplying them with their drinks and food. 48-year-old Azim Ali has worked as a waiter for 15 years during his long and eventful career in the industry. Eat.mv…

Top 10 Benefits of Tuna

One of the best things about living in a country surrounded by sea on all sides is that there’s almost never a shortage of seafood. With limited land available for farms and agricultural use, Maldivians depend largely on what they catch in their seas for food. Despite the abundance of a wide variety of marine…

Importance of Food Safety

by Janet Smailes Have you ever been out to eat in a café or restaurant and been ill a few hours later? How can we ensure the food we eat is safe and who is responsible? You buy your groceries at the corner shop or supermarket and eat in local cafés and restaurants, but do…

Forgotten Flavors

by Ruba Ali Maldives is a country teeming with diverse cultural perks from all the countries that passed through the infamous spice route in the previous centuries. This almost-infinite mash of culture does not disappoint when it comes to culinary delights, with traditional recipes originating from India and Bhutan, to Spain and even the Middle…