ARTWOK

Cuisine - Good Food Guide - - Auckland -

14.5/20 Artwok delivers deep flavours with a mod­ern Chi­nese feel within its small but in­trigu­ing menu. Hong Kong street-style da pai dang of­fers di­a­mond clams from a flam­ing wok in your choice of flavours. Mrs Wang’s dumpling sug­ges­tions are def­i­nitely not to be missed and if you’re ad­dicted to the tongue-tin­gling sen­sa­tion of Sichuan pep­per, then the shuizhu ni­urou, with its ten­der slices of An­gus beef in a deep and numb­ing sauce of gar­lic, chilli and bean sprouts, is sure to please. Dark wood pan­elling and quirky decor such as Seletti Hy­brid bone china plates that have been turned into lamp shades set the scene, and craft beers on tap pro­vide the per­fect pair­ing for Artwok’s bold flavours. Com­pli­men­tary hand-cut potato chips in­fused with gar­lic, gin­ger and chilli, plus sparkling wa­ter on tap, are nice touches. 152 Hurst­mere Rd, Taka­puna, 09 930 0999, artwok.co.nz Lunch & din­ner Tues-sun; large shared plates $30-$42 Con­tem­po­rary IN BRIEF Chi­nese food in a fun space

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