Saturday, April 21, 2012

Seafood feast

Kaikoura is all about seafood, specifically crayfish which its named after: "kai" means food and "koura" means crayfish. We were advised by many that the best crayfish experience is at a road-side shack, so we thought we should get the authentic experience. Such a shack exists a short walk from our house, so we went one afternoon for a seafood smorgasbord complete with crayfish, scallops, paua (abalone), seafood chowder, and french fries (for Scott and Dexter).

The crayfish was delicious, tasting similar to lobster. The price point appears expensive (ranges from ~30-80 NZD for a whole crayfish), but it's actually quite reasonable considering it takes about 7 or 8 years to mature. We all agreed that the seafood chowder was the best deliciousess-to-cost value, at only 5 NZD a cup. The abalone fritter was rather blah, and confirmed my dislike for the food (I had previously tried it in the Coromandel and was also unimpressed then).

Also, Charlotte arrived yesterday, hooray!

Delicious crayfish!
Can't beat the value on this tasty chowder.
Enjoying our seafood lunch
Scott enjoyed his lemonade and fries :)


  1. Yup! Yesterday I went for a run and ended at the seafood place to have chowder! Nice reward :)