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Capriccio Bar and Restaurant, Wanaka New Zealand.

Capriccio Bar and Restaurant is on the main street of Wanaka Town (Ardmore Street), but it is not as visible as it hides a little on the second floor of the Wanaka Shopping Center.  We were lured in by the “seafood” signboard, hoping that we can get some Bluff oysters that is unique to New Zealand.  We were in luck as the Bluff oysters were on the menu! The size of the oysters is bite-sized, and just the right size for slurping!  The texture is creamy with a sweet smell of the sea.  The texture is so soft and smooth everything just melts in your mouth.

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Kohan Japanese Restaurant, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand.

We were super excited to take our lunch at Kohan Japanese Restaurant, Lake Tekapo, after seeing the kind of environment the alpine salmon are reared at Mount Cook Alpine Salmon Farm.    Kohan, or 湖畔, literally means “by the lake” and indeed the the restaurant has ceiling-to-floor windows for superb view of Lake Tekapo.

Gary and I both took the Kohan Bento Box (NZD23.50).

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Tailor-Made-Backpackers @ Lake Tekapo, New Zealand.

Tailor-Made-Backpackers is a well maintained hostel.  The double room with en suite bathroom we took was more like motel accommodation rather than a hostel.  At only NZD80 per night, I thought was a good steal. Our room is an individual cottage, sort of looks like the one in the picture below but of a smaller size. The picture below is the main building that houses the reception, the kitchen and the common area.

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