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10 Foods to Try in New Zealand
New Zealand thrives on it’s agriculture, using local foods from both the land and the sea. Food is influenced by Australian, European, American and Asian cuisine. If you are visiting New Zealand here are some foods you should try!
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These are crunchy cookies made from flour, cornflakes, butter, sugar and icing. They are dense and very rich, yet not too sweet.
Australia has Vegemite an New Zealand has Marmite. Traditionally eaten with crackers or bread, you can also layer a bit of butter on top. It is made from yeast extract and herbs and spices.
Hangi is a way of Maori cooking that steams chicken, beef, potatoes and vegetables. Food is wrapped in leaves and placed in a basket and cooked in the earth, giving food a smoky taste.
4 Hokey Pokey
This is a classic, vanilla ice cream mixed with caramelized sugar. You can find Hokey Pokey at any supermarket or ice cream shop.
5 Green-lipped mussels
New Zealand has amazing seafood and green-lipped mussels are full of tons of nutrients too. Best tasting when freshly caught, it is also popular in chowders.
You will find lamb served in just about any restaurant in New Zealand. Usually it is roasted with garlic and rosemary. It is also very cheap in New Zealand as the number of sheep outnumbers the numbers of people.
7 Manuka Honey
Manuka honey is made with he pollen of the manuka tree. It has a distinct flavor and healing benefits for illnesses such as sore throat, tummy aches and more. Get it straight from the farm for the best tasting honey.
8 Mince Pie
A tasty pastry filled with meat and gravy. It is also sometimes filled with onion, cheese and mushrooms.
9 Fish & Chips
Fish and Chips is a New Zealand staple. Usually wrapped in newspaper, it tastes great with a can of beer to wash it down.
10 Wine & Cheese
You will love tasting the assortment of world-class New Zealand wines, and pair them with an assortment of cheeses. If you really want to try something fancy, visit an artisan shop or wine store.
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