11 Reasons why Wellington is a foodie’s paradise

11 Reasons why Wellington is a foodie's paradise


Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range. Wellington is the second-largest city in New Zealand by metro area, and is the administrative centre of the Wellington Region. It is the world’s southernmost capital of a sovereign state. Wellington features a temperate maritime climate, and is the world’s windiest city by average wind speed.

In Wellington, you will find some delectable dishes that you just cannot miss! There are some mouth-watering dishes and tasty dishes like Chilli Oil Dumplings, Pizza, and Smoked Salmon and many more. Continue reading to know more.

1. Chilli Oil Dumplings

Chilli oil is a condiment that is made with oil and marinated with chilli peppers. You will find this used in Chinese, Southeast and Eastern Asian cuisines. It can be used as an ingredient or a condiment. Sometimes chilli oil is used as a dip for meat or dim sum (small spread of dishes for lunch or breakfast.

The most popular places to try out Chilli Oil Dumplings are RAMS CRAZY DUMPLING RESTAURANT and Beigel Shop.

2. Pizza

This extremely popular savory meal originates from Italy. Usually it is round in shape although other varieties exist such as square pizzas. The base of this dish consists of a dough made of wheat that achieves a crispy texture when baked under a high temperature. On top of the dough base several ingredients are added such as tomatoes and cheese. Additional toppings are usually included such as vegetables and meat.

The most popular places to try out Pizza are Beigel Shop, Best Beer and Domino’s Pizza Newtown.

3. Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon is usually a fillet that is cured and hot or cold smoked. Smoked Salmon is expensive and is usually considered a delicacy. Once Smoked Salmon is opened it needs to be refrigerated. It can be refrigerated for 2 weeks or can be frozen for up to 3 months.

The most popular places to try out Smoked Salmon are Oblix` and visiting.

4. Prawn And Chive Dumplings

Prawns are just another name for shrimp, so no need to be intimidated. Prawn and chive dumplings don’t take very long to cook and they make a great appetizer. You can order it with many dipping sauces, or eat them as is. The chives add a refreshing crispness without overwhelming the delicate flavor of the shrimp, as scallions or leeks might.

The most popular places to try out Prawn And Chive Dumplings are Christopher’s, Put down that spoon and Best Beer.

5. New Zealand Fish And Chips

Friday night fish and chips has been a popular New Zealand tradition for decades. Whether enjoying take-out wrapped in newsprint while overlooking a beautiful New Zealand scenic area, of having a relaxing meal at one of the many fish and chip restaurants in the country, fish and chips should be on every New Zealand travelers list. The original New Zealand dish used snapper, but today its more common the be served battered hoki, shark, blue cod or gurnard fillets.

The most popular places to try out New Zealand Fish And Chips are Oblix` and Egyptian Nights.

6. Cheese Roll

Cheese rolls are a snack food created by covering a slice of bread in a prepared filling of grated or sliced cheese that is then rolled into a tube shape and toasted. Cheese rolls are very popular in New Zealand where they are commonly found on cafeteria menus.

The most popular places to try out Cheese Roll are Egyptian Nights and Beigel Shop.

7. Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate, also known as hot cocoa, is a dessert drink meant to be drunk during the colder months. Hot chocolate consists of only two basic ingredients: chocolate and milk. The concoction is heated and the solid chocolate piece melts into the milk, creating a wonderful chocolate drink. Sometimes marshmallows are placed on the surface of the drink to increase the sweetness.

The most popular places to try out Hot Chocolate are Christopher’s, Sixes & Sevens and Chacha Feeka Famous Lassi Peray Wali.

8. Creamy Egg Sandwiches

Creamy egg sandwiches are another name for egg salad sandwiches. The hard boiled eggs are usually chopped but can also be mashed to the right consistency. Mayonnaise is used to bind everything together, spices, like salt and pepper, are mixed in as well. The bread can be either toasted or untoeasted.

The most popular places to try out Creamy Egg Sandwiches are Mid-City Bakery and Beigel Shop.

9. Spicy Chicken Thigh

This meal is a twist on the classic Beef Wellington, a dish that originates in England. For this cuisine, chicken is substituted for beef. While any cut of chicken can be used in the preparation, usually a chicken breast or chicken thigh is included. The dish is typically topped with a mixture of mushrooms and onions. The entire meal is then wrapped and cooked within a soft puff pastry.

The most popular places to try out Spicy Chicken Thigh are Great India Restaurant and Croissants.

10. Halloumi Sandwich

Halloumi is a cheese that is made from a combination of sheep.and goat milk. Sometimes even cow milk is used in making this semi-hard cheese. Because of its high melting point it is perfect for frying or grilling. This quality makes it a good substitute for meats in dishes.

The most popular places to try out Halloumi Sandwich are Egmont Street Eatery and Zany Zeus.

11. Cake

Great cakes come in so many different flavors, shapes, and sizes. They are often simply baked using flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, and butter. The treat lies in what else is added, which can be vanilla, butter, fruit, and nuts. They are often covered in a thick layer of frosting, making them a truly elegant cure for your sweet tooth.

The most popular places to try out Cake are Cake Wellington, Oblix` and Best Beer.

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