Siyam World, Maldives has introduced “back to the roots” cuisine and opened a signature Maldivian restaurant showcasing delicacies and dishes from different atolls of the Maldives. “Kaage” is a traditional Maldivian restaurant where the rich taste of Maldivian heritage comes alive through the delectable flavours crafted from traditional Maldivian kitchens. Guests at Siyam World can now be immersed in the vibrant history of the Maldives with the authentic essence of Maldivian cuisine that brings together the unique tastes from the southern atolls to the northern reaches of the Maldives. Kaage boasts a menu that pays tribute to the time-honoured recipes passed down through generations.
The chefs are deeply immersed in the culinary heritage of their ancestors, adept at reviving the enchantment of authentic Maldivian home-cooked dishes, skillfully capturing the essence of the islands. The head chef, Mohamed Rasheed, took time to travel to the different atolls in the Maldives to learn the old recipes and bring them to life with his own creative touches at the “Kaage” restaurant. Chef Rasheed lived in Germany for 15 years and moved back to the Maldives in 2021. He joined Siyam World in December of 2022 and began his Maldivian culinary journey to learn and perfect the traditional recipes that were passed down from generation to generation.
“I have always wanted to go back to my roots and experiment with traditional Maldivian dishes, and I have always wanted to come back home to the Maldives and work in a resort. Growing up, I used to help my mother prepare meals and watch her make them, which inspired me to become a chef. When I got the opportunity to help create a unique Maldivian restaurant, I jumped right on it and began my journey in creating a unique yet authentically Maldivian menu,” says Chef Rasheed.
“Kaage”, the signature Maldivian restaurant, is included in the resort’s unbeatable WOW! 24-hour premium all-inclusive plan. With the inclusive dine-around concept, guests at Siyam World now have the option to dine at six speciality restaurants, including Spanish, Italian, Thai, Indian, and Grill restaurants and the latest addition, Kaage. Forget monotonous dining, spoiled for choice; Siyam World boasts an array of dining options to suit every tastebud.
Siyam World is an unapologetically quirky, all-embracing, five-star, all-inclusive island destination that transcends cultures and borders to offer guests an ever-expanding array of ‘never-seen-before’ experiences – from the Indian Ocean’s biggest floating water park to the Maldives’ first resort horse ranch. The natural 54-hectare island resort boasts an enticing variety of 18 accommodation categories ranging from 89 to 3,000 square metres, from lush Pool Beach Villas, expansive Beach Suites and breathtaking Beach Residences to playful overwater Villas complete with irresistible water slides. An exclusive enclave, The Residences at Siyam World, also features stunning Grand Water Pavilions and 1-4 bedroom residences with private pools. All accommodation types overlook the pristine Maldivian waters, come with direct access to the ocean and feature generously proportioned indoor and outdoor living spaces with private pools.
Located in Noonu Atoll, Siyam World, Maldives, is a mere 40-minute direct seaplane ride from Velana International Airport and also accessible via a 30-minute domestic flight to Maafaru Airport followed by a 10-minute speedboat trip.