Thanks to its endless coastline, New Zealand is known for delicious seafood and crayfish, but lamb is also a widespread delicacy. Something more unusual is the hāngī - food that is boiled or cooked in the earth. This traditional earth oven cooking is used by the Maori on special occasions. Chicken and pork are popular, as are vegetables such as pumpkin, potatoes or sweet potatoes. Especially in Rotorua, the locals use the geothermal heat and cook corn in a plastic bag in the geothermal pool right on their doorstep.