REVIEW: THE FAT CAMEL

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The Monster spent one day in New Zealand.  And while he didn’t want to be there under the circumstances that he found himself in, he did discover a country of unspeakably beautiful countryside and a people both warm and kind.

The first meal The Monster has after a twelve hour flight is in the small town of Whangarei.  The northernmost city in New Zealand, this is the last place one would expect to find a place like The Fat Camel.  An Israeli restaurant modeled after a typical Tel Aviv Café, The Monster knows that Papa Monster would have approved.

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The beauty of New Zealand…

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He would have loved to have kibbutzed with the owners to see how they made it from Israel to a small town in New Zealand where they are perhaps some of only a handful of Jewish people.  And while he would not have been able to eat, a smile would have lit up his face while in The Fat Camel.

Should you make it this way you’ll find the casual spot has a menu of standards: hummus, falafel, shawarma, shislik and schnitzel.  The order at the counter affair is quick and delicious and the service proves friendly as can be.

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As far as the food, it is but secondary on this occasion as The Monster, Mrs. Monster and Mama Monster celebrate the life of a man who was and will continue to be a great inspiration to those who knew and loved him.

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Why go?  Happier occasions, hopefully.

Monster rating: 4/5 Monsters

71 Cameron Street, (Quality Street Mall)
Whangarei Central, Whangarei NZ

09-438 0821

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3 Comments

Filed under Reviews, The Fat Camel (Whangarei New Zealand)

3 responses to “REVIEW: THE FAT CAMEL

  1. Agreed that this is a gem of a place, I found it be accident when looking for a coffee (great coffee too), ive done the 3 hours each way drive back a few times just for coffee and a meal.

  2. John

    excellent food, great coffee and above most warm friendly atmosphere and service, always a regular for me and my family when eating out.

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