New Zealand Food & Restaurants

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  • New Zealand Food & Restaurants

New Zealand's cuisines mainly British, such as Roast kumara, Pavlova(or pav), ANZAC biscuits, Pies, Kiwifruit, Whitebait. Māori also have a distinctive cuisine. The hangi or earth oven is the traditional way that Māori cook food for large gatherings. Meat, vegetables and sometimes puddings are slowly steam-cooked for several hours in a covered pit that has previously been lined with stones and had a hot wood fire burn down in it. In addition to the above, sushi is becoming increasingly popular.

Fish and chips are a local speciality, and the style is somewhat different to the English style. The fish is often extremely good quality, often supplied by local fishermen. The menu consists of battered fish portions deep fried in oil together with chunky cut potato chips as well as a range of other meats, seafood, pineapple rings and even chocolate bar.

New Zealand has a distinctive cafe culture, with arguably some of the best espresso on the planet. Most coffee styles, cappuccino, latte, espresso/short black, long black, flat white, vienna etc, are usually available. Flat whites are probably the most popular. Cappuccinos are usually served with a choice of cinnamon or chocolate powder sprinkled on top. Its usual to request which one you want. Fluffies are a small frothed milk for children, sprinkled with chocolate powder. L & P or Lemon & Paeroa is a sweet carbonated lemonade style drink said to be "world famous in New Zealand".