New Zealand adventures Part 7 (final) Foodie Journey 紐西蘭旅遊篇之七(完結)~ 美食篇

New Zealand adventures Part 7 (final) Foodie Journey 紐西蘭旅遊篇之七(完結)~ 美食篇

23rd September 2017 4 By livinguktaiwan

Today I’m going to take you on my foodie journey across New Zealand. I won’t be showing you pretty plates of food from restaurants, but rather my joy and experience during the foodie journey.

今天我會帶大家走一趟紐西蘭美食之旅,但我不是要跟你逐一介紹餐廳美味的食物,而是想跟你分享我在尋找美食時的愉快過程。nz7_09

New Zealand lamb has to be one of its if not the most famous food. So famous that even us Brits often buy it in the supermarkets in UK. My first roast lamb meal was from a place called Pedro’s House of Lamb, and they sell one dish only ~ slow roast shoulder of lamb with scalloped potatoes.

紐西蘭最著名的食物應該是羊肉。就算在英國的超市也有出售,不少英國人很喜歡在家烤焗紐西蘭羊肉。我在紐西蘭吃的第一餐烤羊是在這一家 Pedro’s House of Lamb 買外賣。他們只售獨沽一味慢烤羊肩配馬鈴薯片。

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Each portion of lamb is enough for 2 to 3 people and we bought 2 portions as we all like roast lamb very much. Here’s the guy adding the finishing touches to ours.

一份羊肩足夠二至三人享用,我們大家都很喜歡吃烤羊所以買了兩份。店裡的烤羊味道很香,單看着就已經讓人垂涎三尺。店員正在把香草灑上烤羊上才蓋上盒。nz7_15

The lamb was very succulent and delicious especially since I’ve been deprived of a decent roast since I left UK over a year ago. It was a slow roast, thus very tender, not my preferred roast texture, but hey, I’m not complaining.

因為我已超過一年沒有吃過正統的烤羊肉,所以我覺得這一餐特別美味。羊肉很香,烤得十分軟嫰。其實我個人較喜歡有咬感的烤肉,但實在太久沒吃烤肉,所以縱使不是平常喜愛的口感,也無所謂哩。nz7_14

Another time we did our own roast as our accommodation had a proper kitchen. We found a good butcher nearby and got our meat there. When we arrived, my husband who is a football fan was surprised to find that the owner and his staff were all football fans (NZ is a big rugby nation), and even more delighted that they were Arsenal fans like him. Of course they hit off immediately and had a good old lads banter!

另外有一天,住宿地方裹的廚房有個大烤箱,於是我們到附近的鮮肉店買新鮮羊肉。 我的另一半是超級足球粉絲,到店裡的時候很驚訝原來店裏的老闆及員工也是同道中人(因為紐西蘭一般較喜愛橄欖球)。而當他發現大家跟都是阿仙奴球迷,更加開心地與店裏的員工聊得很高興,打成一片。nz7_12a

Here’s our home roast lamb roasted to perfection just as I like it. Yummy!

你看!這就是我們從店裏買回家的烤羊肩,很好味呀!nz7_12bnz7_12c

There are a few salmon farms near Lake Takepo and since we were staying nearby for two nights we had salmon feast two nights in a row. The first night was pan fried salmon. Although the outside looks a little bit burnt, the salmon flesh was still very fresh and juicy inside.

特卡波湖附近有幾個鮭魚養殖場,我們在那裡留了兩個晚上,連續兩天也吃鮭魚大餐。第一晚是香煎鮭魚,不要看外面有點焦,但其實是外脆內軟,非常香。nz7_00

The next evening we had salmon pasta and Lohikeitto. Fresh pasta is something that is not very common in Taiwan but it taste so much better than the dried ones so I was really happy when I saw it at the local supermarket. Lohikeitto is a Finnish salmon and potato soup and I first tried it on holiday in Finland. It is very simple to make and extremely satisfying to have on a cold winter’s evening.

第二晚,是鮭魚意粉和芬蘭鮭魚湯。新鮮意粉在台灣很少見,它比平常的乾意粉好吃得多,所以很開心在超市見到,馬上買來作晚餐。芬蘭鮭魚湯之前去芬蘭旅行時喝過,材料有鮭魚和馬鈴薯,很能帶出鮭魚的鮮味。回家後發現原來很是蠻簡單的料理,所以經常煮來自己吃,可以回味芬蘭之旅的歡樂時光。NZ7_01

We dined at quite a few nice restaurants in NZ but I don’t want to bore you with the photos as my photos don’t do the dishes justice. However I do want to take you to this lovely cafe called The Running Duck which is located in a little town called Geraldine, mid way between Lake Takepo to Christchurch.

其實我們也有去不少餐廳用餐,但我不準備在這裡與你分享餐廳美食的照片,因為我拍出來的照片跟真實差很遠,不能真正表達它們的色香味。 但我想帶你到這一家我覺得很有趣的咖啡店The Running Duck ,位於特卡波湖到基督城路途上一個叫 Geraldine 的小鎮。nz7_02

The cafe serves burgers and shakes, and the interior has a very laid back feel like you’re on a Kiwi holiday. When you order your food, they give you one of these plastic toys. Can you guess why?

咖啡店是賣漢堡包及奶昔,內裏的裝潢非常休閒舒服,老闆說想營造一個像在紐西蘭本土旅行一樣的環境。我不知道紐西蘭本土旅行是怎樣,總之就覺得非常舒服吧!點餐時候他們會給你一隻橡皮玩具,你猜是用來做幹嘛?nz7_03

Here’s mine on my table.

這是我桌上的小獵豹。nz7_04

It’s actually used to help the waiter deliver your order! I think its so much more fun than a normal number plates.

他真正的用途是方便服務員送餐。我覺得這比平常用的號碼牌有趣得多!nz7_05

Markets are fantastic places that I love to visit when on holiday. I think they help to understand how the locals live and what they eat. This fruit and veg market in Wellington only opens on Sunday mornings, and you can see all the different types of colourful produce on display. It’s not a very big market and was raining that morning so we only stayed for about half an hour.

去旅行我很喜歡到市場逛,因為我覺得這樣可以幫助了解當地人的生活習慣。這一家蔬菜市場在威靈頓市中心,只在星期日早上才開。看到各式各類色彩繽紛的蔬菜生果,整個人也特別精神。市場不是很大,而且那天早上還下着雨,所以我們只停留了半個小時就離開。nz7_07nz7_08

The other market I went to was Auckland Fish Market. I absolutely love seafood so we planned a home cooked seafood feast for our last meal in NZ as we were leaving the next day. The ‘market’ was smaller than I had expected, maybe because it was open to the public and there’s another wholesale market nearby. I’m not sure.

在奧克蘭我去了當地的鮮魚市場。我十分喜愛吃海鮮,而且在奧克蘭那一天是我們在紐西蘭的最後一晚,所以決定來一個海鮮大餐。 魚市場比我想像中小,不知是否因為這部分只開放給觀公眾,而另外還有一個較大的批發市場,我也不太清楚。nz7_17
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Anyway they still had a wide selection of seafood including Paua, which is black abalone. Normal white abalone is a delicacy for the Chinese and very expensive. I’ve never tried the black ones before so we bought two, as well as a cuttlefish and fresh scallops for our seafood feast. Given it was our last meal in NZ, we decided to pig out and also bought a lamb rack and two pieces of local steak from the supermarket.

儘管如此,魚市場內也有不少海鮮可供選擇,包括紐西蘭著名的黑鮑魚。鮑魚是中國人超愛吃的佳餚,而我們也沒試過黑鮑魚,所以就買了兩隻試試,另外再加一隻魷魚及新鮮干貝。 因為這是我們在紐西蘭最後的晚餐,結果我們到超市也買了一份羊架和兩塊本地的牛排,來一個海鮮肉總匯。nz7_10

We sliced the Paua to thin slices and blanched it for about 20 seconds just like the guy at the market taught us. Personally I thin the Paua is a bit overrated and doesn’t taste as nice as the normal ones. Well, you never know unless you try!

魚市場的工作人員教我們把黑鮑魚片到薄片,用水燙大概20秒,然後點醬油吃。黑鮑魚味道沒平常的那麼香濃,口感沒那麼滑,結論是有點失望。不過也總算品嘗過啊。
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The rest of the meal was scrumptious, perfect to round off our NZ holiday.
晚餐其餘的餸菜十分美味,可說為我們在紐西蘭的旅程畫上完美的句號。nz7_19

If you ask me about my favourite food in NZ, its none of the above, nor the many wonderful restaurants we went to. It’s actually this delicious bottle of chocolate milk that I discovered at the supermarket. I love chocolate milk but its difficult to find one that has a creamy milk texture balanced by a rich chocolate flavour. This one does the job. Simplicity at its best.

如果要問我在紐西蘭最喜愛的食物,我的答案不是以上提到的,也不是我們去了那麼多餐廳的其中一家。其實我在紐西蘭覺得最美味,是這一瓶巧克力牛奶。我很喜歡喝巧克力牛奶,但是很難找到一瓶牛奶香滑又有香濃巧克力味道的飲料,這一瓶正好是我要找的。簡單就是最快樂。nz7_18

This New Zealand foodie journey is the last in my series of New Zealand Adventures. I hope you have enjoyed reading them.

紐西蘭之旅寫到這裏已經是第七篇,亦是完結篇。希望大家喜歡這次的旅程。

New Zealand adventures Part 1 Milford Sounds 新西蘭旅遊篇之一 米爾福德峽灣

New Zealand adventures Part 2 Queenstown 新西蘭旅遊篇之二 皇后鎮

New Zealand adventures Part 3 ~ Hobbiton 新西蘭旅遊篇之三 ~ 霍比屯

New Zealand adventures Part 4 ~ hiking at Mount Cook 新西蘭旅遊篇之一 ~ 庫克山遠足

🍔🍟New Zealand adventures part 5 ~ The world’s coolest McDonalds,hot spring spas and Blue Springs 紐西蘭旅遊篇之五 ~ 全世界最酷的麥當勞,泡溫泉及迷人小藍湖🍔🍟

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