The Partner has dumped me in Singapore and gone back home to New Zealand himself. Okay it was mutually agreed (somewhat), and the â€œcompensationâ€ would be a trip to Italy instead, but stillllll. To commemorate his visit back to Godâ€™s own, I shall be posting up pictures of our previous holidays in NZ for the next few days. Kixes mentioned that she was hankering after some Fish and Chips (Fush and Chups), so I thought I shall start off with posting some pictures on the World Famous Mangonui Fish Shop. This is the World Famous Mangonui Fish Shop 1 hr or so away from Paihia in the North Island. It seems no one knows why it is world famous, but whether self-proclaimed or not, the fish and chips here certainly live up to the world famous name. If you are going up to Cape Reinga, this is a good place to stop for early lunch or afternoon tea.
Tarakihi, Fish of the day when we were there. Donâ€™t think you can get Tarakihi easily in Singapore, if at all. I see they donâ€™t have paua fritters here (paua = abalone).Â Tried some a few years back, and they were quite nasty. Itâ€™s no wonder the PÄkehÄ donâ€™t like Abalone if theyâ€™ve been reduced into a mince paste fritter thingy.
As I was saying, the fish and chips here are really good. They are freshly made and so hot you have to leave it for a while or risk burning your fingers. Nothing like eating hot fish and chips on a blustery day overlooking the waters.
Wooden walkway leading to a 4Square. Careful how you drive at night or you might drive into the sea.
Seagull relaxing in the sun and keeping an eye on my bag of fries.
Mangonui Fish Shop
Over the water, 137 Waterfront Drive, Mangonui
Telephone: 0-9 406 0478
Fax: 0-9 406 0478
Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner
Only 1 hour from the Bay of Islands/Paihia en route to Kaitaia and Cape Reinga