Salty foods are a rarity in New Zealand. It is almost certain that anything served here will not be salty. In fact, to an average American, the food could quite possibly seem under-seasoned. It’s more likely that a dish will be slightly sweet, as this was our impression of many dishes. A meat lasagne, for example, was topped with a sweet tomato sauce, a little off-putting for me who prefers a more zesty, spicy and seasoned sauce. Incidentally, the saltiest foods we had in NZ were served in Asian restaurants.