If you’re looking for top-notch Asian fusion food, consistently good service and a buzzing atmosphere, then look no further than White + Wong’s, located on Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour.
White + Wong’s menu is one of my favourites in Auckland – it’s ‘east meets west’ and takes its inspiration from the street food found in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. I love the variety of food choices – think raw/cold cuts, noodles, curries, delicious dumplings and buns. Their food is fresh, flavourful and looks exciting on the plate.
I first dined at White + Wong’s a few month’s ago – we tried their edamame beans with a killer spicy and sweet sauce, a selection of their dumplings and gua bao, and their refreshing nashi pear iced teas. The service was great and the food was fantastic!
Fast forward to earlier this month, I saw that White + Wong’s were doing a special menu for Auckland Restaurant Month. I just had to check it out! So, on Friday night, a fellow foodie friend and I tried out their 3 course menu. It was a pleasant evening, which meant we could sit outside on their expansive deck overlooking the water and boats. If you get the opportunity to sit outside, then definitely do!
Starting with drinks, my friend ordered wine, while I couldn’t go past one of their delicious cocktails. The Madame Butterfly really stood out – Beefeater Gin, Chambord *yay*, passionfruit, lemon juice and white chocolate garnish. It was pink (my favourite colour) and the white chocolate was definitely the cherry on top. They also serve wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic concoctions.
We then indulged in their 3 course menu ($40 pp) and tried the following:
Appetiser: Prawn Crackers & Chilli Salt to share.
Raw Dish: Fijian Style Kingfish Sashimi with heirloom tomatoes, chili, lime, coconut cream and coriander. A refreshing start to our meal!
Dumplings: I chose the Wagyu Beef, Shiitake & Cumin Shumai (pictured below), while my friend had the Prawn and Coriander Ha Gao.
Roti Roll: Roti filled with slaw, coriander, mint, lime, soy & sesame dressing, crispy shallots, toasted almonds and your choice of chicken, pork or eggplant. My friend chose the Bang Bang Chicken and I had the Char Sui Pork.
All the meals were fresh and tasty, and had us wanting more. Our favourite dish of the night was the Roti Roll. This is something I wouldn’t normally order off a menu, so I’m really glad I got to try White + Wong’s version. The roti was crispy, yet soft, and both our chicken and pork were cooked perfectly. It made for a very flavoursome end to our night!
White + Wong’s is fast becoming one of my favourite dining places in Auckland. Head here for pre-dinner cocktails, a dumpling feast or eat to your heart’s content with their yum cha menu on weekends. Their Restaurant Month Menu will be available the whole month of August and costs $40 per person for a three course meal.
For more information about Auckland Restaurant Month and a full list of events, click here.