Fish heads are delicious, but fisheries throw them away because most New Zealanders only eat the fillet. This means 70 percent of fish ends up in landfill.

Māori and Asian New Zealanders, however, know fish heads are delicious.

Kirsty from Asians Supporting Tino Rangatiratanga and Carlos from Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae show us how to make the most of that 70 percent of the fish by making Fish Head Bee Hoon Soup (click here for the full recipe), using fish rescued by the Kai Ika project. They kōrero about what it means to respect our land and food, learning from how our tūpuna gathered food, and how it feels to eat food that some people deem “yucky”.

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