13 (Fri) July 2018
aboard MV Adora
with DV and friends
Summer Solo Vacation in the Maldives, Day 7.
- Day 1 (9.183 Grilled Y/F Tuna)
- Day 2 (9.184 Grilled Reef Fish)
- Day 3 (9.185 Chili Spaghetti)
- Day 4 (9.186 Roast Beef in Mushroom Gravy)
- Day 5 (9.187 BBQ)
- Day 6 (9.188 Roast Chicken)
In Male. Here for my first liveaboard experience: diving from, eating on, and sleeping in – i.e., living aboard – a boat that takes divers from site to site. I join a group assembled by my dive teacher DV, comprising his students and friends. For 7 days, we’ll be sailing through and diving amidst the central and northern atolls of the Maldives.
Mas huni is a Maldivian fish dish. Minced tuna with chopped onions and chilis, ground coconut, lemon juice, salt. Rolled in roti. Typically served as breakfast.
Here, it was made for us as a special lunch.
Sublime. The coconut, not tasting much like coconut per se, provided a subtle nuttiness on the bottom end, while the onions, chilies, and lemon juice kept it light and bright on top. Succulent, even without any additional oils/fats. Perfectly carried in the warm, buttery, chewy roti. I can’t recall the last time that I’ve experienced a dish so revelatory.
My favorite: stingrays. I’m debating where to put the tattoo.