One U.S tourist visiting our beautiful country Aotearoa reckons he’s found “the best burger in NZ”, and it just so happens to be in Ōtautahi.
Posting to TikTok, Joshua Profit (@fatherprofit) shares his honest review of the unique Māori & Island cuisine at the Kai Means Food restaurant.
He made special mention of their hangi burger made up of a hangi pattie, cuttings of lettuce, tomato, onion and t-sauce all in a fried bread bun.
Oh and don’t forget about the addition of chips and gravy on the side - talk about yum!
As Joshua begins to delve into the cultural kai experience, he struggles to get a grip on the massive burger, which is always a good sign!
He takes his first bite followed by a speechless shock.
After a moment of silence, he explained: “Y’all… I’m speechless. The meat in this hangi meat is so unique and the fried bread is the perfect bun.”
“This right here is worth the drive, walk, flight… You think it’s a burger, but it’s so unique that you’re like ‘oh, why haven’t I had this on a burger before?’.”
Many were quick to send love to the TikToker for embracing “our country and culture” here in Aotearoa.
One fan wrote: “I love you love our food. love your content my bro.”
“Welcome to NZ!! stuffing all that goodness,” wrote another.
While a third joked: “Stop eating or you’ll never go home.”
Honestly, the burger looks meeaann, but to call it NZ’s best burger is a very bold claim. Looks like I’m gonna have to ask my boss for a trip to Ōtautahi, you know, to confirm this news once and for all!