Friday, February 26, 2010

New Zealand (8/12) - Eating in Lake Tekapo

lake tekapo Church of Good Sheppard kohan japanese

Ok, I hear you. What about the food?

Sadly, New Zealand is no Japan. By a long long stretch too.

The meals we have in New Zealand are not that spectacular. Lake Tekapo only has a handful of restaurants and one of the better options is Kohan Japanese Restaurant. This lake-side restaurant is blessed with the spectacular views of Lake Tekapo and the 75-year-old Church of the Good Shepherd.

Service is friendly, but food is a bit hit and miss. Our favourite is the grilled fish, which is well-seasoned and moist. Least favourite is the runny creme brulee which should have never left the kitchen.

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5 comment(s):

joey@FoodiePop February 26, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

Love Tekapo and the dog statue, and the view is stunning on a nice day, especially the colour of the glacial water. A shame about the food but I've had quite good meals in NZ in general.

Belle@Ooh, Look February 26, 2010 at 3:43 PM  

Okay, so we should go for the scenery, not necessarily the food :) Ironically, I've had a decent meal at the revolving restaurant in Auckland...

Esz February 27, 2010 at 10:17 AM  

I've only been once to NZ but all the food we had was really nice. Fab fish and kumera chips in Akaroa and the best herb crusted lamb at some random winery in Central Otago.

I think NZ is a lot like Tassie - the best fresh produce but they're only just starting to appreciate how good it is and make something of it.

Phuoc February 27, 2010 at 11:39 PM  

Awww... that's a shame :( The scenery is beautiful though. I love the picture of the cottage and surrounding scenery; truly looks like a postcard shot!

foodwink March 7, 2010 at 10:46 PM  

Hi Joey - I love Lake Tekapo too. Such gorgeous gorgeous place. As for the food, you have to share the name of the restaurants you've been to.

Hi Belle - Pretty much! But glad to know that you've had a decent meal there. I have a theory about restaurants that revolve ... :D

Hi Esz - Sounds yum! I think I should do more food research before my next trip to NZ.

Hi Phuoc - I know, the scenery compensates for the lack of fine food due to our poor luck! And thanks a lot - I love that shot too.

p/s: sorry for the late reply everyone.

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