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Tai Tapu
New Zealand

The Edible Journey Cookbook takes you on culinary journey from Halswell to Akaroa, integrating a diverse range of local popular restaurants, cafes, food producers and recipes from this special region. The book is designed to become a valuable resource for the area and become a guide for the discerning traveler to experience the Journey first hand.



Little River Café & Store presents Lunch
Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps

Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps

Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps

A quick tasty lunch the whole family will enjoy.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes 
Servers: 4

1 Tbsp sesame oil
300g pork mince
1 Tbsp grated ginger
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
2 spring onions, sliced
1 carrot, grated
2 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander
2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 x 320g can water chestnuts, thinly sliced
1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
12 lettuce leaf cups
handful of crispy noodles to serve (optional)

Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan until hot. Fry the pork mince and ginger until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the soy, oyster and hoisin sauces and cook for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat.

Stir through the prepared vegetables, herbs, water chestnuts and nuts.

Arrange the lettuce cups on a platter. Divide the mince mixture between them and garnish with the coriander, carrot and noodles, if using.

Submitted by Fiona Rassie, previous teacher from Tai Tapu School


Main Road, Christchurch Akaroa Rd,
Banks Peninsula,
New Zealand


Phone: 03 325 1933

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