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Throwback Thursday – Sand Restaurant, The Maldives

This week’s Throwback Thursday post is about another of the fabulous dinners we had on our honeymoon in the Maldives. You may have seen my previous post about the Teppanyaki restaurant, today’s post is about Sand Restaurant on our island resort of Velassaru. Sand restaurant, as you might have guessed, is situated out on the sand, right by the sea. Some diners were seated under cover on the pavilion, but we were ‘out in the open’ under the stars, which was lovely! The food in all of the restaurants was superb, but Sand especially so. It focuses on two things: Meat and Fish, cooked on the hot stone grill. Can’t get much better than that! To start with, we ordered the Fisherman’s Chilled Platter for Two. The Fish Platter is one of our favourite things to order in a restaurant as we’re both shellfish lovers, but this was by far the biggest platter we’d ever had the pleasure of eating. It included a dozen pacific rock oysters, six medium prawns and a steamed lobster! Served …

Sushi in the Maldives – Teppanyaki Restaurant

Tim and I got married at the end of February 2015 and we were fortunate to spend our honeymoon in the Maldives, on the incredible island of Velassaru. Aside from the general excitement of the honeymoon, I was really looking forward to trying out the different restaurants on the resort (especially after my pretty strict wedding diet!) I’ll be posting a few times about restaurants of Velassaru and first up is the Teppanyaki restaurant. Teppanyaki is situated over the water in the lagoon, in the most perfect setting – we booked in advance of travelling to the Maldives to make sure we could get in, as we didn’t want to miss out on the experience. We started with the Teppanyaki Signature Sushi Collection (salmon, tuna, reef fish, shitake, cream cheese, eel, crab stick, avocado and mango) and the Flaming Maguro (tuna sashimi, yuzu jelly, Szechuan peppers).      We both then decided to go for the local reef fish catch of the day (the exact name escapes me) but it was a meaty, white fish, …