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EATING OUT
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WHEN DINING OUT, KEEP AN EYE OPEN FOR RESTAURANTS
DISPLAYING THE NEW ZEALAND LAMB CUISINE AWARD. THE
RECIPIENTS OF THIS AWARD OFFER TENDER, PREMIUM QUALITY
LAMB.

TYPICAL MEALS
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FOOD IS A MAJOR INSIGHT TO A NATIONS CULTURE AND IN NEW
ZEALAND THERE ARE MANY TASTES UNIQUE TO THE COUNTRY.
SEAFOOD SUCH AS FISH, OYSTERS, MUSSELS, SCALLOPS AND
CRAYFISH CAN BE FOUND IN MOST RESTAURANTS. LAMB ROAST WITH
MINT SAUCE, GRAVY AND ROAST VEGETABLES IS ALSO WORTH
TRYING. ANOTHER DELICACY BEST LEFT UNSAMPLED IS MUTTONBIRD,
A MAORI FAVOURITE; IT'S AN OILY, SALTY, SOOTY SHEARWATER
(TITI IN MAORI), PREFERABLY SMOKED. A NEW ZEALAND SPECIALTY
IS THE HANGI, A TRADITIONAL MAORI FEAST OF MEAT & VEGETABLE
STEAMED IN AN EARTH OVEN.
SOME OTHER COMMON DISHES ARE:
FETTUCINE WITH FRESH OYSTERS
SQUID SPETSOBOULA
SALMON FILLETS WITH RED PEPPER SAUCE
RACK OF LAMB WITH MUSTARD CRUST

DESSERTS:
THE FAVOURITE IS PAVLOVA A MERINGUE BASE COVERED WITH
WHIPPED CREAM, AND TOPPED WITH FRESH FRUITS, SUCH AS
STRAWBERRIES AND KIWIFRUIT.

TYPICAL DRINKS
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WINES AND BEERS ARE PLENTIFUL, TASTY AND READILY AVAILABLE.
NEW ZEALAND BOASTS A VARIETY OF NATURAL MINERAL WATERS AND
FRUIT JUICES.
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