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OOOOBY Box 7 and an Asian influenced menu

Last week’s cafe menu with burgers, pasta, french toast, burritos, fish and chips and pizza exploded in The Koala’s comfort zone, but I prefer to eat more asian influenced meals. This week we received bok choy and lime which will be great for an asian inspired menu.

As a good Chinese girl, even living in New Zealand, I grew up eating rice once, even twice a day.

This week our CSA box included:


  • 3 Red Kumara (Certified Organic)
  • 1 Baby Cos (Self Certified Organic)
  • 2 Bok Choy (Self Certified Organic)
  • 1 Cauliflower (Conventional Sprays)
  • 4 Carrots (Conventional Sprays)


  • 9 Gold Kiwifruit (Certified Organic)
  • 2 Limes (Self Certified Organic)
  • 3 Navel Oranges (Self Certified Organic)
  • 2 Apples Newstead Gold (Conventional Sprays)

Add Ons

  • 1 loaf Wild Wheat Ciabatta
  • 2 litres pure Apple juice

The most interesting thing in the box:

Bok choy and limes.

Menu 7

  • Asian style chicken broth with carrots*, onion, ginger and rice
  • Korean BBQ Beef (Bulgogi) with baby cos*, korean noodle salad (japchae), kimchi and rice
  • Wonton soup (pork mince, chives and scallops) with bok choy*
  • Honey lime* chicken and cauliflower with toasted sesame seeds on noodles
  • Satay carrot soup with toasted ciabatta
  • Chinese braised pork belly with kumara and served with steamed bok choy and white rice
  • Lamb Biryani with cauliflower* and carrots*

CSA Link Party

I am part of a CSA box link party. A link party is a weekly or monthly round up of relevant blog links in one handy place. Anyone can submit their posts and if you are interested in CSA and what see what other people around the world are getting each week in their boxes, have a look at the What’s In The Box over at the blog In Her Chucks.

About CSA and OOOOBY

For those new to the concept, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. This concept allows onsumers buy subscriptions or shares for a set amount of time in return for a weekly box of locally grown produce. Produce can come from from local farms, micro-growers, yours and your neighbour’s backyards, community gardens  and organic farms. You join either as a consumer or a grower or both. Some growers swap produce for shares and others deliver or pack so it can be a engaging, social way of sharing food.

CSA is relatively new here in New Zealand and there are only a handful of companies/groups offering it. Price was always going to be a factor for me and the cute name and good looking design of OOOOBY really appeals to me.

I am not affiliated with OOOOBY and we pay for our box and add-ons with our own hard earned money. This is a review, not an ad, but if you would like to join OOOOBY, contact me about their their refer-a-friend scheme. It takes supporters for these kinds of ideas to flourish and they have a ways to go yet. Find out more about the concept at their website

Read my other posts about CSA here.


    • I’ll have no problem eating all the gold kiwifruit for the week, but I still have lots of green kiwifruit from last week’s delivery.

      I’ve come to realise that I love gold kiwifruit but not green ones. Is that weird?

        • yes, they’re sweet without being sour. I guess in a blind taste test, you might think it was a green seedless grape. I find the green kiwifruit we have been getting lately too intense in flavour and sourness.

          • Impybat says

            I agree with you on the sourness of the green kiwis–I’ve had similar experiences with them too. And I do love green grapes.

  1. I prefer the gold as well! All the sensory tests have shown that Asians prefer gold and Caucasians prefer green kiwifruit. These are actually two different species. The new golds (replacement for the gold which has been decimated by the psa bacteria) are a cross, so they are less sweet/tropical.

  2. So thankful that limes have come down in price again here – $11.99AU yesterday. I can finally drink lime water agaiN!! I have to admit, my fav here is the apple juice. It looks incredible!

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