Indigenous Cuisine

Help us prepare your meal and join us for a traditional ground cooked hangi feast! Our ancestors have been cooking this way for centuries, and their techniques have been passed down generations to ensure we are able to still enjoy the succulent, smoky, earthy flavours of the juicy hangi meats and vegetables slow cooked for you beneath the ground. See the food being set on hot rocks in an earthen pit, before being covered with wet sacks and dirt where it will cook for up to 3 hours! The hangi is not only a mouth-watering buffet feast, but an opportunity for you to join in with us, your hosts, and celebrate during this communal and social feasting event! 

HANGI MENU

  • Ground cooked hangi meats:
    Lamb
    Chicken
    Pork
  • Ground Cooked Hangi Vegetables:
    Potatoes
    Kumara
    Pumpkin
    Hangi Cooked Stuffing
  • Seasonal delicacies (not guaranteed):
    Eel
    Watercress
    Sweet Corn
    Kamokamo
    Smoked Trout
    Venison & Wild Pork
  • Salads:
    Green Salad
    Rice Salad w Roasted peanuts, celery and apple

    Condiments: Fried Bread, Gravy, Mint Sauce, Cranberry Sauce, Dressings
  • Dessert:
    Kiwi Trifle
    Fruit Salad
    Cream
  • Other seasonal indigenous delicacies:
    Other dining options include, but are not limited to:
    Gourmet venison pie w mushrooms, cranberries & walnuts
    Crumbed Venison back steaks w Garlic & Rosemary Baked Potatoes & Green Mango Salad
    Venison Meatloaf w Creamy Kumara Mash
    Wild Pork Boil Up w Dough Boys
    Watercress Salad w Sundried Tomatoes, Feta, Pine nuts & Avocado
    Smoked Eel
    Eel Pate w Rewana Bread
    Smoked Trout
    Gourmet Venison Burgers w Kumara Fries
    Piko Piko
    Seafood

Previously trading as Lake Aniwhenua Lodge