Best eats at the Fieldays
You will not be disappointed at the level of food goodness at this year's Fieldays.
There are four areas spread out over Mystery Creek dedicated to keeping the stomach full - a north, south, east and west food hub, including a Fieldays restaurant and bar.
Check out these food spots for a bite to eat.
DUTCHY'S BURGER JOINT: Big Boy Burger Location: South Hub Cost: $14 plus $2.50 for extra bacon
Beef pattie, aged cheddar, lettuce, tomato, garlic mayo on a crispy toasted bun. The friendly people from Dutchy's Burger Joint are from the Kapiti Coast, and are first-timers at Fieldays.
The pattie was cooked to perfection and was so juicy. The strong cheddar taste came through with the garlic mayo. So much flavour.
M&Ls: Whitebait fritter Location: South Hub Cost: $10 with complimentary salt, pepper, lemon and vinegar
The queues were already formed mid-morning at M&L's, but the service was efficient and we were served in no time.
The whitebait fritter on a slice of white bread was the perfect combination of crispy, fried on the top, and smooth and delicate on the inside.
You have to have a whitebait fritter on a piece of white bread. Not multi grain, or brown bread.
CHATHAM ISLAND SEAFOOD: Creamed paua with a sliced bun Location: West Hub Cost: $15
All the way from the Chatham Islands, this family business was friendly and vocal trying to get people to their seafood tent. The seafood delicacy was smooth, full of flavour and creamy.
The paua tasted beautiful, but there definitely wasn't enough of it. For $15 I would want more paua, less cream, please. They also do whitebait fritters, mussel fritters and paua fritters.
DANISH DELIGHT: Ice Cream Location: North Hub Cost: $7
Simple, no fuss ordering at the Danish Delight site. Three choices of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream, in a waffle cone with whipped cream and your choice of topping.
An affordable sweet treat after your lunch meal.
LIONS CLUB TE AWAMUTU: Hotdog Location: North Hub Cost: $4
What's a Waikato event without an old fashioned, no-nonsense hotdog? And what better way to support the men at the Lions Club by bringing your cash to their caravan.
The hotdog was cooked well, covered in classic tomato sauce. Gone in three bites. There are plenty of Lions stalls set up around the different hubs, so go and say hi and support them.
JOHNEY'S DUMPLING HOUSE: Dim sum Location: North Hub Cost: 4 for $6
Tasty, hot dim sum from Johney's Dumpling House was just what I needed to warm me up.
The four bite-size dim sum were affordable and filling. The menu was small with other options of dumplings and pork buns. Good to have a change from your usual hot chips, hot dog and coffee carts.