The food:

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At­mos­phere:

Me and Mee of­fers fast, tasty Chi­nese-in­flu­enced fun Asian food in a buzzing, vi­brant restau­rant en­vi­ron­ment. If the din­ner con­ver­sa­tion isn’t ex­cit­ing enough then the bustling open the­atrestyle show kitchen will do the trick. Three chefs were cook­ing up a storm and were a joy to watch at work. The sump­tu­ous smells they were cre­at­ing wafted across to our hun­gry ta­ble of three. Easy-lis­ten­ing Asian-style mu­sic could be heard com­fort­ably over the restau­rant buzz and the place was packed with hun­gry skiers and ho­tel guests, fresh from a day up the moun­tain. I en­joyed the at­mos­phere and the pa­per num­bered menu ta­ble mats saved time and made it easy to con­vey your favourite op­tion to the wait staff. For starters our ta­ble tucked into Crispy Prawn Wraps ($12), small rolls beau­ti­fully pre­sented with a twist of crispy noo­dles on top and the Steamed Scal­lop and Chicken Siu-Mai ($12) served in a bam­boo steamer. Th­ese mini dumpling balls – a juicy fat scal­lop on top – were ac­com­pa­nied by de­li­cious dip­ping sauces. The staff went out of their way to ac­com­mo­date spe­cial di­etary needs, sup­ply­ing our ta­ble with a bot­tle of or­ganic ta­mari (gluten free soya sauce) and de­li­cious sweet chilli. I had to de­fend my scrump­tious Spicy Cumin Squid ($27), which came with a gen­er­ous serve of fluffy white rice, and I opted to skip the onion and en­joy freshly steamed broc­coli on the side in­stead. This was fill­ing and very tasty – just the right amount of spicy kick to it. My daugh­ter en­joyed the Prawn Fried Noo­dles ($25), also with a serve of broc­coli, while my hus­band tucked into tasty Veg­etable Fried Noo­dles ($21). I or­dered a tall glass of soda wa­ter ($6) with my meal and there was a good range of loose leaf teas avail­able ($6). We did not have room for dessert, but the Sweet Al­mond Tofu ($12) or Choco­late Mud­cake ($16) looked very tempt­ing.

The ser­vice:

The staff were all very at­ten­tive, friendly and ea­ger to please, go­ing out of their way to ac­com­mo­date re­quests for vari­a­tions to the menu. The restau­rant was very busy when we ar­rived, but the staff all con­tin­ued to man­age a friendly smile and re­ported back reg­u­larly to check that our meals were to our lik­ing. There was a small wait, but no more than could be ex­pected on such a busy night.

Suit­able for:

Fam­i­lies, large groups or cou­ples.

The ver­dict:

Me and Mee Noo­dle Bar serves fun Chi­nese-style, Asian food with a mod­ern and orig­i­nal twist. The menu was packed with op­tions, the food was tasty and served hot and the serv­ing sizes made it good value for money. I en­joyed the vi­brant at­mos­phere. Take out or eat in, Me and Mee of­fers the per­fect op­tion not only for ho­tel guests, vis­i­tors and Kelvin Penin­sula res­i­dents, but those liv­ing around the Wakatipu Basin.

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Per­fect prawns: Prawn Fried Noo­dles at Me & Mee Noo­dle Bar

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