The New Zealand food cuisine is very similar to the Western world. There are very few differences.
Lamb is often served as the main dish. It is prepared in a roasting pan with herbs. Chicken and duck are other common sources of protein. Venison is served in stew and is considered a tender specialty. Fresh seafood is abundant year around. Common ocean fish include blue cod, snapper, orange roughy, and salmon. One of the most basic meals in New Zealand is fish and chips. Fish fillets are dipped in batter then deep fried with potato chips.
Fruits and vegetables are in abundant supply throuhgout the year and can be purchased from supermarkets, grocers, and roadside stands.
New Zealand is known for its excellent dairy products. Some of the country's ice cream companies are considered to be the best in the world.
The national dessert in New Zealand is pavlova. It is a meringue treat with whipping cream and sliced fruit.
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