9.189 Mas Huni

9.189

13 (Fri) July 2018

Mas Huni

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aboard MV Adora

-Maldives-

with DV and friends

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Summer Solo Vacation in the Maldives, Day 7.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Dives 102-104.

My favorite: stingrays.  I’m debating where to put the tattoo.

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