Hurawalhi Maldives ‘reinvents’ junk food with new eatery, J.F.K.

Hurawalhi Maldives has unveiled a new eatery, J.F.K. (short for Junk Food Kitchen), in a bid to reinvent what junk food means.

Not all junk food is created equal, and what two great minds, General Manager Brad Calder and Executive Chef Warren Moore, have devised this time is already proving to be a real hit – J.F.K. serves all your favourite holiday diet staples with Hurawalhi’s known and loved unique spin.

The new eatery, located inside Coco Bar, is a continuation of Hurawalhi’s unrelenting ambition to spoil guests with an ever-evolving, endlessly innovative and wildly create culinary scene, worth returning to the island on and of itself.

J.F.K. promises (and delivers!) a spot-on dining experience of upscale fast food whose emphasis is on vegetarian and vegan forms. From gluten- and dairy-free nachos to rice-battered cauliflower vegan wings, creativity with plant-based dishes knows no limits. In fact, the die-hard carnivores might convert after biting their teeth into what is according to Warren the most iconic dish: a vegan, gluten-free burger that boasts exceptional flavours – it’s layered with vegan cheese dripping, guacamole, smoked vegan mayonnaise handcrafted from cashew nuts, caramelised onions, zucchini bacon and this is all finished off with a spinach bun accompanied with truffle sweet potato fries.

For those who love meat, Hurawalhi offers only the best cuts of matured meat. Chef’s one-kilogram dry aged Tomahawk steak is at its most delicious when prepared medium, and served with baked potato, lashings of sour chive cream and topped with tempura onion rings accompanied with a smoked orange barbecue sauce. Or try the Wagyu beef burger, layered with toppings of raclette truffle cheese, bacon, caramelised onions, guacamole, smoked mayonnaise, remoulade sauce and parmesan truffle fries.

Officially inaugurated in January 2016, the five-star Hurawalhi resort is accessible by a 40-minute scenic seaplane flight from the main airport, and offers 90 villas, including 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas, for grown-ups who are seeking luxury and innovation. The villas are stylishly and beautifully conceived featuring soothing décor, sumptuous linens on king size beds, bleached wooden floors, and private terraces with panoramic views.

There is an ocean of delights to take in at Hurawalhi: dining at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, snuggling up with your darling under a blanket or sparkling stars on the iconic Dream Island sandbank, falling in love with the plethora of marine life on the island’s doorstep – in fact, one visit to the resort is hardly enough to experience it all.

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