Outrigger Konotta Maldives adds new Asian dining experiences
Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort has unveiled three new Asian dining initiatives: an Asian Street Food Market, the Konotta Hot Pot Experience and the Indian Ocean Thali Taster Meal.
“Variety, informality and authentic flavours are at the heart of our new creations at the Outrigger in Konotta,” says Chris Long, executive chef.
“Guests can now enjoy a full Asian culinary journey from our island paradise in the Maldives.”
Taking place every week from August and throughout the high season, the Asian Street Food Market features the best of Asian street food including Thai stir fried chicken with cashew nuts, Vietnamese spring rolls, Nasi Goreng Kambing from Malaysia and tasty Batagor from Indonesia, in an outdoor setting with Chinese lanterns and live music.
There are also Japanese favourites such as sushi, makimono and Maguro tataki (seared Maldivian tuna with ponzu sauce) and teppanyaki.
Leveraging on the popularity of hot pot in Asia, known as ‘huoguo’, ‘shabu-shabu’ or steamboat, the Konotta Hot Pot Experience is said to comprise “the best of hot pot culture” in a way that suits the palettes of all guests, according to chef Long.
The Hot Pot Experience is available each day (with 24 hours notice for preparation) and served in the Rotunda.
The Indian Ocean Thali Taster Meal is based on the concept of presenting the six flavours of sweet, salty, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy in a single Thali (tray) of Indian dishes. The flavours come from all corners of the Indian sub-continent and are available each evening in the Blue Salt restaurant.
In addition to the three new culinary experiences, guests can enjoy a new lunch and dinner menu featuring organic ingredients, a Teppanyaki Dinner Experience and a variety of unique island dining options such as romantic beach tables, sand bank lunches, wedding and vow renewal celebrations.
Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is accessible via a 55-minute flight from the main Velana International Airport to Kaadedhdhoo Airport followed by a scenic 30-minute journey on a luxurious private speedboat. The resort comprises 29 Beach Pool Villas, 21 Ocean Pool Villas, two Lagoon Pool Villas and a masterful three-bedroom Grand Konotta Villa, offering guests a complete sense of privacy and intimate luxury.