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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Out of the Blue
227 Main Rd, Tairua, Coromandel, New Zealand
07-864 8987

Due to the late hour, this cafe was the only one that was opened in the small town of Tairua.

The Vegetable Frittata (NZD$7) may not look appetising but it's surprisingly good! The flavours of the pumpkin, spinach, egg and cheese balanced out nicely.

Because the cafe was about to close while I was waiting for my order, the owner offered me a Date Scone free of charge! She explained that they do not keep any leftovers as all baked goods are made freshly each day. I'm lucky to be in the right place at the right time!

I suppose that this must be a popular place with the locals as all the items on the menu were already sold out while I was there. Since they were closing, I didn't have the chance to eat in the cafe and had to take away the food instead.

Lovely food at reasonable price with friendly service!

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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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