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kombilyfe

$1 pie and blue powerade


bouncepogo

Are you a time traveller from 2001?


drdoubleyou

You can still find a soggy irvines for $1.50 in some parts of the country!


notmyidealusername

Defying inflation by the length of time they've been in the pie warmer.


cripplr-mr-onion

#Always blow on the pie. "At three o'clock in the morning that pie has been in the warming drawer for probably about 12 hours. It'll be thermonuclear," "You must always blow on the pie, always blow on the pie. Safer communities together, OK."


KIWI_BRANDON

Mrs Macs for the win


krank72

Plain bluebird chips and onion soup dip


hiwhywhen

Sounds good tbh


krank72

Pretty traditional entree that mate.


FoxtrotJuliet

Plain? Nuh-uh! Salt and vinegar is the only way.


dorothean

The [Wikipedia recipe for lolly cake](https://en.m.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:Lolly_cake) is the most kiwi recipe in terms of attitude. I’m gonna quote an excerpt below so you can see what I mean: Crush the biscuits. They don't need to be a fine dust, some pieces can be left partially crushed to give the cake a nicer texture. Mix in cinnamon, if you want it. Warm the butter and condensed milk in the microwave for 30 seconds until the butter is very soft. It's ok if the butter melts a bit. Cut the fruit puffs in half if you want or leave them whole. It’s so half-arsed, I love it.


ClaireInNewZealand

Cinnamon 😳


jexiagalleta

Fucking fancypants


MidnightFruitBath

Honestly, this is how I cook everything and it drives my husband mad. He asks me for directions or quantities or cook times and I tell him to measure with his heart, put in as much as he feels like, see if it smells done. Like, cooking doesn't have to be so precise, there's a lot of wriggle room for creative licence.


Purgecakes

Sounds like he wants to be a baker. Cooking runs on vibes and technique.


GeebusNZ

Yeah, baking is basically applied chemistry. Cooking is more open to art and interpretation.


Hoitaa

Mince and cheese pie.


StartConstant

https://dish.co.nz/recipes/mince-and-cheese-pies


Gingerbogan

How’s about mince and cheese pie… sandwich.


Hoitaa

With corn chips


yeah_nah_hard

Shapes work too. Pizza or BBQ Shapes were always best.


dojokiwi

Blasphemy.


OptionalOverload

Agree. Should be regular hot chips from the local chippie


adjason

This but steak


hiwhywhen

Sounds delicious, thank you


Ultimecia2

Supermarket Rotisserie chicken + 12 pack rolls + tub of deli coleslaw


hisnameisIddu

Rotisserie chicken? That’s a misnomer. Bachelors Handbag is the correct name.


ClaireInNewZealand

Haha brilliant, or if it’s me the lazy mother who just adds stuff to the rotisserie chicken and calls it a meal


zillyiscool

I have never heard that term before but it's now part of my vocabulary 🤣 cheers


Apprehensive_Point11

You've just described the best beach lunch.. and my dinner tonight.


deadeyediqq

You definitely mean bachelor's handbag


GreenieBeeNZ

*tangy slaw because the other stuff is too chunky


beware_the_noid

Ah you described Wednesday dinner with my family perfectly (Well sometimes it's mashed potatoes instead of rolls)


dandaman910

burnt sausage with bread and tomato sauce


aname_nz

Got to be some Fryders!!


SpecialReserveSmegma

6 tunnelweb spiders (500g) Oil for deep frying 2 eggs 2t water 2t cornflour 1 cup flour 1/2t baking powder 1T vinegar 1 cup milk 1T chopped thyme 1/2T chopped mint 1/4T chopped sage 2T flour Milk fangs until all the deadly toxin is out of the spiders before preparing. Prepare spiders with a culinary blowtorch to remove fur. Beat eggs and water. Mix in cornflour. Fold in remaining dry ingredients. Add vinegar, milk and herbs to form a batter. Using a spider dipper, dip spiders in batter and quickly roll in flour, then deep fry until golden brown. Serve with puha, kawakawa berries and chili sauce. Serves 6. Credit to u/metaconcept for the recipe


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SperoMe1iora

I had a friend do this and had a bad reaction to it. Looked like Kylie Jenner for a week.


Frod02000

Nah if you cook them hot enough, it counters the toxin, no need to worry


fluffychonkycat

I like to put a few drops into the dip


hiwhywhen

Help


GeebusNZ

With which bit, the gathering, the preparing, or the consuming? I've been doing all three for so long that it actually takes effort to consider each step as an unfamiliar exercise.


fattronix

This is the GOAT of all NZ recipes.


Olivernl

Is this real? I'm kiwi and I've never heard of this lmao. Looks like too much effort to be a joke though 😂


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Flightofemopig

https://www.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/2ulpic/are\_there\_a\_lot\_of\_spiders\_in\_nz\_compared\_to\_the/


hiwhywhen

Thanks for the input!


Demderdemden

Absolutely, if OP is legit it's Fryders or nothing. It's the only thing tourists won't touch.


hiwhywhen

I mean... can you mail me some spiders..?


Demderdemden

You don't have tunnelweb spiders there? They're the best, but tarantulas work really well, this one isn't from NZ but pretty much spot on the recipe used at the top Fryder place in Hamilton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DZxqe-tDtg


KikiChrome

I'm always amazed how people always forget Bacon and Egg Pie on these lists. It's easy to make, and delicious. https://edmondscooking.co.nz/recipes/pies/bacon-egg-pie/


Gingerbogan

Good call! There could be a thread on best kiwi picnic stuff and b&e would be top of the list.


KikiChrome

Too right. It's become a Christmas tradition in our family that we make a big bacon and egg pie for Boxing Day and take cold slabs of it to the beach. It's great summer food. 👍


sleemanj

[Hokey Pokey Icecream](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29dOs2mr1MA)


Gingerbogan

Onion soup dip for retro https://www.maggi.co.nz/recipes/original-kiwi-dip/ Lamingtons for kiwiana https://edmondscooking.co.nz/recipes/sponges/lamingtons/ Pavlova for the controversy https://edmondscooking.co.nz/recipes/desserts/pavlova/


Afikasi

This list is great, but just needs hāngi so there's some Māori kai in there too!


fruitsi1

Kumaraaaa pork and puha. Makes your muscles big and strong.


HunterL22

OP may or may not want to dig a hole in his backyard


DodgyQuilter

Go for the cheat method of above ground steamer - you could achieve that in a pressure cooker. (Yes, it's not the same and I'm a barbarian but it's better than no hanging at all and you can use bacon bones for a hint of that smokey flavour)


More_Ad8698

Boil up if Hangi is to much work.


DodgyQuilter

Oh, now I'm eyeing those bacon bones in the freezer!


gregorydgraham

Are we here to help lightweights or are we celebrating Kiwi culture?


Afikasi

That's fair, however it only seems right to include some kind of food that is also Māori given the goal is to eat their way around the world.


custard182

Fried bread would be a good marae staple that could be made anywhere! (Without digging up the back yard).


Frod02000

boil up


blekkja

You’d have fried bread with your boil up, no?


knockoneover

Nah bro, dough boys, it's got to have dough boys


Afikasi

Oh snap that's a great idea!


fluffychonkycat

Mmmmm getting fat just thinking about it


Gingerbogan

Totally agreebut these would be a bit of an ease into it right? Rather than potential waste of good food if the hangi isn’t prepared properly. First thing that sprung to mind was a whitebait or paua fritter- but the main ingredients may pose a challenge. Anyone got a good boilup recipe? And not Māori, but my nana gave me a recipe for braised Pukeko from the old days. That would be interesting!


Afikasi

Haha braised pūkeko sounds like a dish I would only dare to try once.


Matelot67

It's simple recipie, catch, kill and clean your pukeko. Once cleaned and plucked, fill the cavity with small rocks. Place carcass on a bed of hot embers, turning frequently until the exterior is slightly charred, and any remaining feathers have been burnt off. Remove rocks. Throw away pukeko, eat the rocks....


skgody

It’s good.


fruitsi1

Mussel fritters are all good! I like bacon bones for boil up, quite like hydroponic water cress too coz no duckweed!


NoWayHosieHosie

Is it something along the lines of put a pluck pūkeko into a large pot of water with a large rock. Boil for 3hrs and eat the rock because that will be more tender?


ultimatedouchbag

Need to start the fire with kerosene to get that authentic flavor.


_ImaGenus_

Mate, I live in the US now, it's been decades since I had a good hāngi feed. Missing it so much!!


Carmypug

Pavlova is 100% kiwi … lamingtons are Australian.


hiwhywhen

Thanks!


Gingerbogan

No worries. Edmonds cookbook is worth seeking out. The website is a pretty good indication of quite well used recipes. Most households in Nz have a copy. Some are quite dated now, but still work really well!


seasalt_kings

Sure to rise brother!


prplmnkeydshwsr

The issue with the dip is they don't have reduced cream, sour cream or god forbit crème fraiche just isn't worthy.


MealMates

Pie and can combo from the dairy


Scraftysenpai

Steak and cheese pie with a blue v and a smoke


MealMates

rich guy


crazy_cat_lady_from

Oh I miss those days! I had to give away the smokes and the V. But I had a steak and cheese this morning!


imitationslimshady

Fairy bread.


Elijandou

Forgot about this one. My kids loved it when they were very little going to day care. Cut the crusts off!


ydoiwantreddit

What monster serves fairy bread with the crusts still on it?


LouisePoppy

Can’t go past a good mussel fritter with Kiwi Mayo Mussel fritters https://www.nzherald.co.nz/eatwell/recipes/mussel-fritters/3TJ6TSBK4A4FARQVR44UPZUMDQ/


TokiWartoorh

YUM!!!


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I think you're right with this - achievable without digging a giant hole, ingredients widely available, and distinctly kiwi.


ChristmasMint

I've tried them once - they tasted of nothing, oil and disappointment. Anyone want to recommend a place in Wellington that serves a tasty fritter?


Fudgel_ist

Rēwena bread (aka Māori bread) - Type of sourdough bread leavened with a fermented potato starter


Pixipupp

Hāngi!!!!


five_foot

Pavlova, topped with cream and kiwifruit slices


hiwhywhen

Sounds nice, thank you!


fluffychonkycat

This and don't let any Aussies try to convince you that they invented it


Gaiendbedrock

the Aussies can fuck off


S3w3ll

Cheese rolls /thread https://www.mainland.co.nz/recipe/southland-cheese-rolls.html https://www.maggi.co.nz/recipes/cheese-rolls/ https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/finest-cheese-rolls-south


hiwhywhen

Thank you!


Majyk44

This is the first thing I thought of. Distinctly southern, delicious and unique!


WlNST0N

None of these recipes will do unfortunately, by law it has to be your mums / Grandma's recipe.


GreenieBeeNZ

When I'm traveling, the one thing I miss from home is a kiwi pie. Mince and cheese, steak and cheese, butter chicken, it doesn't matter. The kiwi pie is impossible to find anywhere else in the world.


DeepDrone

I couldn't believe what passed for a regular/supermarket pie in the UK. The pasties though - my god I miss a good Cornish pasty


bumblebeetunaNZ

Some fucking eggs


Just_made_this_now

On a serious note, man "NZ cuisine" is depressing.


Rat-Sandwich

What are you talking about? Nothing beats a classic kiwi 3 course meal. First course is some spots on the stove. Second course you go pick up some greasy fish and chips. Then for the third course you smoke some P.


banana372

Zero to 100 real quick


PROFTAHI

They ain't wrong


Purgecakes

Much like England, our post war cuisine is kinda dire but we've imported a lot of pretty decent culinary cultures. Much like Scotland, if it can be deep fried we have deep fried it. Much like Wales, we fuck sheep.


AlbinoWino11

Yeah, reading these responses wasn’t inspiring.


theyork2000

You know those shows where the hosts travel the world and eat local cuisine? NZ won’t be features on them.


drdoubleyou

Gordan Ramsay did one of these with famous Kiwi chef, Monique Fiso. It was really interesting


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If it's something truly only eaten here, Hangi. But it's super complicated and hard to make by yourself. Every other dish I know of we either nicked wholesale or is only a slight variation from other places in the world.


hiwhywhen

Thanks for the tip, I’ll check it out!


Olivernl

Would be cautious here, hangi's are complicated and very easy to mess up, a bad hangi is terrible, but a good one is amazing. Might also need to dig up your backyard lol


hiwhywhen

Thanks for the warning! 😂


thecatscurlywhisker

Can you explain what makes a good hangi? I've only tried it once, was excited to try it but I didn't enjoy it much as it had a bit of a "dirt" aftertaste. I was told that means it wasn't prepared properly. How would it differ from say, food simply steamed on a stove?


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SarcasticMrFocks

Marmite and chip sandwich Steak and cheese pie + V Fish and chips (trust me, other countries don't do them like they do here) Pavlova Hangi


hiwhywhen

Thank you! Im curious now, what differentiates fish and chips in New Zealand from fish and chips in other countries?


gizzyguy79

Mostly that the fish is good but the chips are shit.


NZ-M8

You could be a east coastie and do all sauces


crazy_cat_lady_from

Oh hell yes! Every time I go back home, London St, chippies all sauce - yes please!


GreenieBeeNZ

Are... Are you talking about a sauce bomb?


Procrasterman

Am from the U.K. and was blown away by the standard of chips vs what I was used to! Know someone that misses the soggy ones though, so each to their own!


GreenieBeeNZ

Or the chips are great but the fish is pure shit


Ilurked410yrs

We don’t use lard to cook the chips in as standard practice anymore .


Semiproamnovice

In the UK the prime choice is Haddock. In NZ it’s blue cod or sometimes Hoki. If you live in a town near a meat works, the chips can be fried in beef fat rather than oil and it tastes magic *Edit* I forgot to add Kumara chips as well, preferably with a home-made chunky sauce


DOOMz_illa

You have them at the beach.


Elijandou

Marmite and chip sandwich. That was staple fare for my children when we were on summer holiday - on a beach somewhere. Every day. They loved it.


alwayzonsmoko

You should join the Facebook group called "smoko reviews NZ" for an accurate depiction of what our NZ cuisine is like.


OhhMrGarrison

A crackup group for sure. A lot of kiwi culture right there


hsmithakl

I love that group for a lol


falconpunch1989

Lamingtons and pavolva will be claimed by both Australia and New Zealand, so split them up? Meat pies too - but a popular kiwi option is steak and cheese topped with mash potato. Kiwis love a fish and chips, or a lamb roast, from their great local produce - but so does everywhere else. Majority of kiwi (and Aussie) cuisine is british-style dishes made to local tastes and produce. For Maori options look up hangi and boil up. One meat that's popular in NZ but not in Australia, venison. Hunting is a reasonably popular sport in NZ, with wild deer and pig the targets. Try a venison burger with shaved beetroot and egg, with a side of kumara (sweet potato) chips.


0erlikon

>Try a venison burger with shaved beetroot and egg, with a side of kumara (sweet potato) chips. This. AKA Kiwiburger.


ChristmasMint

> Meat pies too - but a popular kiwi option is steak and cheese topped with mash potato. The only truly NZ food I'd recommend.


digital-pollution

It's got* to be hangi https://www.maori.cl/Hangi.htm


DodgyQuilter

Fairy bread!


qwandor

[Lolly cake](https://www.foodlovers.co.nz/recipes/lolly-cake.html)


kuytre

Deep fried mars bar


alexklaus80

I'm currently watching this thread with my Kiwi gf and I was like "wow, Deep fried mars bar. haha nice one" and she was like "That's not a joke. That's the shit my dad served in his restaurant!" to my surprise. I was engrossed at first, but now that I think about it, it's not too hard to imagine it being crazy good too lol


kuytre

Yep they are very good. Definitely feel your arteries clogging as you eat it though haha


alexklaus80

Yeah this looks wild lol I don’t have Mars bar in my country but I think I’ll try that with Snickers. Maybe good with bitter ale?


kuytre

Give it a go. Not sure about the ale, it's usually had at the beach with a bottle of lemonade or similar here.


alexklaus80

Ah, that sounds lovely! Thanks man.


NZ-M8

Mousetrap


chuggsmcflurry

I’m going with a boil up with pork and watercress


Ilurked410yrs

There’s 2 places in Chch that do wild pork & watercress pies . They awesome bro . Turns out Auckland hasn’t sussed that one out yet …


chuggsmcflurry

There’s a place in auckland on dominion road called blue rose that does Polynesian and Maori style food. Good palusami pies, hangi pies and boil up pies. My family make their own boil ups but when I want something quick, the hangi shop in otahuhu does them


Ilurked410yrs

Cheers for the heads up , appreciated . I’m around that area a bit so will swing by when I get the chance. Please say they do panikeke as well then I’ve got dessert sorted as well 😊


chuggsmcflurry

No idea but maybe you could ask them and they might make it in the future!


oreography

Roast Lamb with all the trimmings


ronaldgeorge35

Boil up


chocemia

Mince and cheese pie from the local dairy, can of L&P and a slice of lolly cake to top it all off. Or, as others have mentioned, you could dedicate most of your day and a hole in your backyard to a hāngi


hkeycurrentuser

The 'Edmonds Cookbook" is famous in NZ. [https://edmondscooking.co.nz/about-our-books/](https://edmondscooking.co.nz/about-our-books/) Every good Kiwi has a copy. Of course, many recipes are derivatives of others from around the world, but some key "NZ" ones are: [https://edmondscooking.co.nz/recipes/biscuits/afghans/](https://edmondscooking.co.nz/recipes/biscuits/afghans/) [https://edmondscooking.co.nz/recipes/biscuits/anzac-biscuits/](https://edmondscooking.co.nz/recipes/biscuits/anzac-biscuits/)


Any-Difficulty-8694

Boil up with doughboys


FanSobre

Can't believe no one mentioned the easy as baked beans on toast!


hiwhywhen

I thought that was British! 😂😅


BlacksmithNZ

Is canned spaghetti on pizza a British invention as well? Because I really want to pin that monstrosity on them. Aotearoa accepts no blame for insults done to Italian food. Beating them up in Rugby is punishment enough


hiwhywhen

Canned spaghetti on what..?????? And canned ???? Spaghetti ???? ¿¿


BlacksmithNZ

I am not going to admit to anything that might further outrage the international community. But sort of thing that could cause the downfall of a government https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2017/04/06/new-zealand-pm-sparks-outrage-his-tinned-spaghetti-pizza


hiwhywhen

I am willing to agree with the Facebook user


Samyred

Canned watties spaghetti on a burger bun cut in half and sprinkled with grated cheese. Kiwi pizza


fluffychonkycat

For extra kitsch factor I suggest some cut up pieces of luncheon sausage (preferably the garlic flavor) and some pieces of tinned pineapple. Serve with cordial


Yurtinx

with worstershire sauce on too.


hiwhywhen

Help


Ilurked410yrs

If you filter the New Zealand reddit by kiwiana, I’m pretty sure my post is still top there 😂


squiddlyploink

Nope, not even the English will accept blame for spaghetti pizza. That’s definitely a kiwi thing. The beans on toast was us, and it’s fucking marvellous. In fact, you’ve just helped me to decide what to have for tea. Source: am English.


girl_on_fire1986

As a kid you could buy mini cheese pizzas with baked beans on them in the supermarket! They were a treat!!


Gaiendbedrock

i remember creating a "baseless pizza" it was a can of spaghetti with cheese, ham, pineapple, mushrooms, and probably a few other things then mix and chuck it in the microwave for a few minutes. it was quite nice


jamie_qpr

Boil up


hgutsellNZ

Bluff Oysters raw/battered/kilpatricked, either way is delicious!! https://www.nzherald.co.nz/eatwell/recipes/oysters-kilpatrick-willie-calder-oysterman/3UTSMXINAGI2OX3YTCMCCEEE7U/


37Schmeckles

Kentucky fried wood pigeon. Thats basically as kiwiana as it gets…


SweetAs_Bro

Roast chicken from the supermarket, coleslaw and a basic white loaf


GyroBandit

Marmite on toast


Kthackz

Whitebait fritter


ItsAlreadyTaken19

Mince on toast, not really ours originally i don't think but we have adopted it as a kiwi classic... https://dish.co.nz/recipes/mince-toast/


TheRealSarha

Lettuce and marmite sammich


Rice-Equal

Raw fish! It’s like ceviche with cream https://www.196flavors.com/cook-islands-ika-mata/


hiwhywhen

Ooh sounds promising, thank you


Simansez

Feijoa crumble?


Scaindawgs_

Snags on the barbie


Gingerbogan

Cheese sizzlers for the ultimate last minute bbq


Same_Independent_393

Are you Seema Pankhania? 195 meals in 195days?


hiwhywhen

Gosh no it’s probably going to take me a lot longer tbh, but I’m in it for the long run


no1name

Moa casserole.


thecountnz

Pizza


Carmypug

Saussage in white bread 🤣


rheetkd

Hangi


SelectionTotal7603

Boil up lol


soppinglovenest

[This ](https://www.foodinaminute.co.nz/recipe/cheese-rolls-513999) is what you are looking for.


picklednz

Paua/abalone fritter served between slices of buttered white bread.


SomeKiwiBloke96

I’d say Manuka smoked eel would be pretty kiwi? Don’t hate it till you try it either!


soradbro

Depending how commited you are you could try a authentic Maori style of cooking: https://www.maori.cl/Hangi.htm It's kind of an all day kinda deal but makes for a good social gathering.


KingDingALing12345

Hangi - Good luck


Rootkit9208

Beer and cigarettes, but spend $60 on a pack of both.


hiwhywhen

My fave