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This method of cooking goes back to the first Maori settlements. It is believed that the indigenous population of New Zealand comes from a small, central-eastern Polynesian island.

The first period of Maori settlement, known as the Archaic or Maohunter period, where this method of cooking originated, dates from 1300BC to 1500BC.

We have inherited the tradition from Art Thomson, a Newzealander by birth and chef of Can Truy since its opening in the 80's. 

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