The resort has different themed dinner buffet each night. Lucky that on the first night that's a local buffet. I can see the local people use quite a lot of coconut and nuts (cashew and peanuts) and a lot of seafood (mainly tuna, white coral fish, big prawns and squid). Their frying technique is pretty good and the chefs often use some moderate amount of various spices, probably under the influence of its neighbouring countries Sri Lanka and India. Very fresh seafood of course but the veggie is a bit not so. No complaint since there is not enough flat land for agriculture. Overall, the local food is better than expected in considering this place is so far away from Male (the capital city).