Just Tea

Maldivian in Addu Atoll

A local meeting point on the main road between the airport and Hithadhoo, Just Tea is unmarked in English, but is a superb place to try local cooking in a welcoming atmosphere. There's no menu, so just order a tuna curry, a couple of parathas (Indian flat bread) and a few spicy tuna skewers for your own bargain Maldivian feast.

Do as locals do and tear the paratha up, mix it into the curry and then eat the entire thing with your (right) hand. Wash it down with a cup of frothy cardamom tea.