Siyam World Maldives introduces Kaage, a restaurant with local cuisine

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Siyam World Maldives has opened a signature Maldivian restaurant with traditional cuisine gleaned from kitchens across the many islands of Maldives. Guests at Siyam World can now indulge in the vibrant history of Maldives with authentic Maldivian dishes derived from the southern atolls to the northern reaches of the Maldives. Kaage pays tribute to the time-honored recipes passed down through generations with their menu. 

Mohamed Rasheed, the head chef of Kaage, traveled to different atolls to learn old recipes, recreated them with his own creative touch and incorporated the dishes into their menu. Chef Rasheed lived in Germany for 15 years and moved back to the Maldives in 2021. He joined Siyam World in December 2022 and began his Maldivian culinary journey to learn and perfect the traditional recipes that were passed down from generations. 

“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.