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Sunday, August 31, 2008
Piko Piko Cafe
State Highway 1&5, Wairakei, Lake Taupo, New Zealand
7 374 8082
We made a short detour to Wairakei Terraces as I wanted to find out more about their Maori cultural experience night. I didn't expect to linger here for more than 15 minutes but I was wrong!
This sign outside the cafe made me decide to have an early lunch here!
Hangi is an ancient Maori method of cooking food using super heated rocks buried in the ground in a pit oven. The Hangi Fry Up (NZD$10.50) has generous portions of hangi meat and root vegetables such as kumara, pumpkin and carrot. It's quite good!
The staff recommended the Hangi in a Pie (NZD$8) which is the cafe's specialty.
The filling is somewhat similar to that in the Hangi Fry Up but I definitely prefer the fry up to the pie as I'm not really a pastry lover.
The cafe had no other customers during my entire meal there. It makes me wonder how do they continue their operations with such few diners.
My main reason for eating here is to try the famous Maori hangi food. It's certainly tasty enough to make me want to eat it again if I have the chance!
Labels: New Zealand
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