What is that? Eat it!

fiorg en stien, blorgity blorg

fiorg en stien, blorgity blorg

Kao San Road White Person Food.  Pad Thai and Spring Rolls.  Don't forget the chili sauce!

Kao San Road White Person Food. Pad Thai and Spring Rolls. Don't forget the chili sauce!

Spicy basil noodles. The basil leaves are actually fried so they are crunchy!  Tom Yum Soup.  Spring rolls

Spicy basil noodles. The basil leaves are actually fried so they are crunchy! Tom Yum Soup. Spring rolls

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Scotty Staples Signature Snapper Fish Curry.

Scotty Staples Signature Snapper Fish Curry.

Scotty cooking up a feat at his families bach at Langs Beach

Scotty cooking up a feat at his families bach at Langs Beach

Scott Staples Tofu Curry

Scott Staples Tofu Curry. Made for me by the man himself at his beautiful families home.

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top left: Goat | top right: green salad | bottom right: veggie, potato curry | bottom left: Ethiopian beans.

Dinner in Kampala, Uganda at an Ethiopian secret spot. top left: Goat | top right: green salad | bottom right: veggie, potato curry | bottom left: Ethiopian beans. Underneath is the Injera bread, used as an eating utensil.

Breakfast

A Rural Uganda, Eco-Tourist Breakfast. Amazing fresh fruit: bananas, pineapple, papaya. mango. The juice was mango and passion fruit. All fresh and just picked.

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Veggiemite, Marmite, and Promite

Vegemite, Marmite, and Promite

These are the Mites.  We all know the Aussies love Vegemite, and so do the Kiwi’s.  I can’t say that I love the stuff by itself.  I have however learned to enjoy it in the morning on toast with a poached egg over top.  It has a salty, bouillon / barley flavor that works nice with the eggs.  I eat it about 3 times a week.

New Zealand Ice Cream, Deep South Hokey Pokey

New Zealand Ice Cream, Deep South Hokey Pokey

The ice cream here is good.  I can’t say that it is Grader’s of Cincinnati good, but its good.  Its light, almost whipped.  I was told by my Kiwi friend Scotty that Deep South is the best brand to buy for  hokey pokey due to is dense concentration of pieces. Hokey pokey is made by mixing sugar and golden syrup (a baking staple in the Kiwi kitchen) with baking soda to create a frothy mixture, which sets like a crunchy toffee.

Behind vanilla, hokey pokey is the second most eaten ice cream in a nation that, per capita, has one of the highest ice cream consumptions in the world. Chocolate and strawberry trail behind.

New Zealand’s ice cream is well-loved for a reason. They use locally-produced, fresh ingredients, including fresh milk, cream and sugar. The nation is world-famous for the quality of its dairy products, the result of a clean environment, year-round grazing on outdoor pasture, a technologically advanced dairy industry, and strict quality and hygiene standards.

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Apple Pies!  Made with cheddar cheese.  Wrap your head around that!

Cutting Apples

Cutting Apples

Rolling Pie Pastry

Rolling Pie Pastry

Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese. Boohya!

Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese. Boohya!

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Paua Fritter in Kiakoura.  Its an abalone diced up and blended with egg, diced garlic and then fried into a fritter. Garnish with a lemon.  Served on toast.  I think this is what Dr. Seuss was talking about when he wrote green eggs!paua_fritterThey call these Crayfish, we call them rock lobster, the spanish call them lancosta.  They are a lot more expensive in NZ then Mexico.crayfish

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5 responses to “What is that? Eat it!

  1. Theresa Wear

    you need more food stories

  2. Ian Ceccarelli

    Hey Phil,
    I have returned from China and am about to go to your home for a visit. China was so interesting and in so many ways similar and yet different from the US. You were right about the food; it was really good. From meal worms to Tibetan Yak, all of the food was great (and nothing like Chinese food in the US). I hope you too will eat as much exotic food as humanly possible while you are in NZ. I bet you are going to remember this trip your whole life as I will remember China. I have enjoyed reading your blog and skydiving seems awesome!!!!!!

  3. That food looks amazing, but FYI, Graders from Cincinnati is spelled Graters. I used to work there 😉
    Nice shoutout though. It IS the best.

  4. Anne Marie Wilson

    If you ever make it back to the SD… Julian is famous for Chedder Cheese on top of it’s Julian Apple Pie… mmmhhh. Makes me hungry for it right now.

  5. Just having a peruse mate. Looks delicious! really hope we can rendezvous soon and share some scrummy recipes.

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