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The views expressed in this blog are based entirely on personal tastes and preferences. Please do not take them as professional interpretations.

If you have any comments/suggestions/places you think serve great food, do share with us! Email me at qiuyi_ong@hotmail.com or leave a comment in the tag board. Thanks and cheers to future gastronomical adventures!

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Thirsty Weta
57 Maniapoto St, Otorohanga, New Zealand
07-873 6699

Lunch was at this Kiwiana capital of New Zealand.

I love the Vegetable Frittata (NZD$10)! It's filled with seasonal vegetables like pumpkin and spinach, and served with a green salad and relish. Everything was delicious!

The Grilled Beef Sandwich (NZD$14) looks pretty good as well. There's caramelized onion and beef slices set on a toasted Foccacia, smothered with a blue cheese horseradish sauce.

The Banaffee Tart (NZD$9) was great! It's homemade and served warm with vanilla bean ice cream. Fresh walnuts, bananas and caramel make up the tart and it was just lovely!

The cafe has a very pub like feel to it and I imagine that it would be full with locals at night. Service was very friendly and efficient.

I didn't expect to find this gem here! The food is outstanding, presented beautifully and extremely value for value. In retrospect, I like the food here the most out of all the other places I've tried on this roadtrip.

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WELCOME!

In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!

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