New Zealand food. Not exactly the most talked about cuisine in the world.

Why? Is it because the kiwis are ashamed of their national nosh or are they hiding something from the rest of the world? 

When we made our move to New Zealand from the UK twelve years ago, I wasn’t expecting much in the way of food. Maybe a few lamb chops and a packet of butter. A glass of milk at a push.

How wrong I was…



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 What Makes New Zealand Food So Special?

Like everything else in New Zealand, the food is rather underrated.

This is a shame as it leads people to believe that the New Zealand food is either boring and not worth mentioning or is so weird that it must only be eaten by people who reside in mud huts and cook dinosaur eggs. (One of the many misconceptions about New Zealand).

People in our private New Zealand community will often ask, is the food in New Zealand better?

That’s a tricky one.

It depends on where you come from and what you class as better.

I am from England, and although this doesn’t apply to all food, I’ll stick my neck out and say that the majority of New Zealand food is waaay better than the UK.

Green lip mussels. Food in New Zealand



In this week’s podcast episode, we talk about 13 Foods in  New Zealand, including:

  1. Mince on toast
  2. Vogel bread
  3. Cheese
  4. Kumera
  5. Hāngī
  6. Paua
  7. Kina
  8. Kiwi burger
  9. Mussels
  10. Chocolate
  11. Pavlova
  12. Asparagus sarnies
  13. Pies



Watch The Video Podcast New Zealand Food Here!





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