The wave of Asian migration in the past two decades has transformed the food landscape in New Zealand. Paul Spoonley, a Massey University social sciences professor, has conducted studies on ethnic precincts in Auckland. The Asian community in New Zealand is increasing, he said, and is expected to grow up to 30 per cent in the next ten years. He also states that New Zealanders are more receptive to Asian cuisine because of their travelling experiences. Wanting to replicate their dining experiences overseas, more Kiwis are putting their cooking skills to the test and experimenting at home.
Demand for ingredients in Asian food grocers is increasing, and the food landscape of New Zealand is changing. Aside from exotic tastes, Prof Spoo