OBLU SELECT Sangeli opens JustWok

The COLORS OF OBLU brand brings another fresh and innovative concept to the Maldives with the launch of JustWok at OBLU SELECT Sangeli. The Contemporary Pan Asian restaurant, included in the resort’s Serenity PlanTM, opened on June 4, 2022.

JustWok serves hearty shared platters and playful culinary creations for a family-friendly dining experience. Large plates of food replace individual portions. The concept is for families to feel at home serving and picking the delicious dishes and connecting over shared laughter and chatter.

Located on mini-island One Banyan, JustWok replaces the resort’s Simply Veg outlet. Crystal clear ocean views and swaying palms frame the indoor-outdoor restaurant. From the delicate cherry blossom patterns on the flatware to the accents of orange and aqua blue hues, there’s a pleasant oriental vibe to the design.

A carefully curated à la carte menu offers family plates full of exotic flavors. Aromatic soups, fragrant kimchi and the chef’s dish of the day all showcase fresh produce and authentic spices. The steamed section offers popular Asian dishes, including handmade dim sums filled with himeji, shitake and cream, edamame bean dumplings and a classic har gaw with beans and shrimp.

In the main course, guests can treat themselves to delicious wok specialties. Kung Pao chicken, mapo tofu, reef fish fillet and Australian Angus fillet served with steamed jasmine rice and braised noodles make for hearty meals.

Adin Jaisinghani, Managing Director, OBLU SELECT Sangeli says “We believe in creating memorable culinary journeys. This passion to delight customers is in our DNA, along with the Joy of Giving philosophy. At JustWok, it’s all about enjoying expertly prepared dishes and good times with the family. Delicious cuisine is combined with a warm and communal dining experience, which is the hallmark of Asian food traditions.

Located at the northwest tip of Malé Atoll, the Maldives is the romantic island of Sangeli, home to OBLU SELECT Sangeli. Surrounding the island are clear, turquoise waters with coral reefs and vibrant marine life. Resort guests can choose from 137 spacious, stand-alone beach and over-water villas — with or without private pools. The upgraded premium vacation plan – The Serenity Plan™ includes a selection of water sports, snorkeling, sea excursions and dining experiences at two specialty restaurants – Just Grill and JustWok, plus daily replenishments from the mini -bar in the villa.