WHITE + WONG’S
White + Wong’s is a great choice for a night out – big, bold flavours in a big, bold space smack bang in the middle of Auckland’s Viaduct. The interior is buzzy, with colourful on-theme decor, and the terrace overlooking the wharf area is a great spot during the warmer months. The Asianinspired menu has something for everyone, with many dishes designed to be shared. Fijian-style sashimi of kingfish, heirloom tomatoes, chilli, lime, coconut cream and coriander has a nice balance of richness and acidity, while red dates add a hint of sweetness to Koreanstyle short rib, with braised shiitake providing umami and pickled carrot balancing out the richness of the meat. Desserts are a highlight too – think lemongrass and pandan brulee with a brown butter financier, pecan ice cream and banana coconut foam.
149 Quay St, City, 09 379 6914, whiteandwongs.co.nz Lunch & dinner 7 days; large plates $32-$42
Fun times and Asian IN BRIEF flavours at the Viaduct