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Auckland Restaurant Month: White + Wong’s

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Dumplings: I chose the Wagyu Beef, Shiitake & Cumin Shumai (pictured below), while my friend had the Prawn and Coriander Ha Gao.

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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.

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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.

White & Wongs Bar & Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

White + Wong’s
Open Monday to Sunday, 11am till late
Address 149 Quay Street, Cnr Lower Hobson & Quay Street, Viaduct Auckland
Notes Definitely book a table / Good for groups
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For more information about Auckland Restaurant Month and a full list of events, click here.

Photo credit for non food pictures: Heart of the City / White + Wong’s

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