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Video: The good, the bad and the lamb tongues — a taste of New Zealand

by Michael on December 13, 2011

Now that we’ve recovered from our Vegemite taste test in Australia, we are ready to try some authentic New Zealand foods. The country is known around the word for its lamb so we decided to try a local delicacy we came across, peeled lamb tongue. Who knew lamb tongue had to be peeled?

canned lamb tongues

We also tried the Kiwi version of Vegemite that is called Marmite. This one has a bit of sugar in it. Does that improve the taste? Watch the video and you decide. Add to that some lamb flavored potato chips, L&P soda, pineapple lumps, the mysteriously named Afghan cookies and of course, Kiwi fruit, and we had a veritable feast going on.

Click on the video below to watch it:


Pete December 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

Maybe the unpeeled lamb tongues would have been better…kind of like how the crust of the bread is the “best part”…

Us December 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Do ya think?

John Discepoli December 15, 2011 at 10:45 am

Well done. And Brave to try the lamb tongue.

Us December 16, 2011 at 2:45 am

I guess it’s an acquired taste that I haven’t acquired yet. I have had beef tongue in a German restaurant an it was pretty good. I think I didn’t follow the directions for the lamb tongue.

donna December 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Hi there,
I so enjoy your videos, you are BRAVE!!! Just talking about the lamb tongue gave me the shivers, then you showed it! Yikes!
I’m eagerly awaiting your holiday adventures; enjoy the sun! It’s starting to get wintery here in the Philly area!
Merry Christmas!
Donna from PA via Ohio

Us December 16, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Winter? What’s that? Thanks for checking in Donna.

Richard Needham December 18, 2011 at 8:19 am

It seems like you are both having a great time! If you make it to Vietnam, maybe I can introduce you to some people. Foods to try if you are in the Mekong Delta area: ducks from the shell (one day before hatching, skeletons and beaks and feet formed and add to the crunch), and mice served in various ways. I am back from Taiwan, next month a week in China and about ten weeks in So. California on business, beginning Jan. 3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Larissa December 18, 2011 at 8:36 am

I don’t know about the mice Richard.

Trudy Eriksen June 16, 2017 at 7:19 pm

I’m trying to buy tinned N.Z. lambs tonguesl in Canada. Where can I find them?

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