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Top 5 Meat Dishes to Try in Auckland

Bert Walston

Bert Walston

Bert Walston is the Local Contributing Writer at Global Storybook (New Zealand).

Bert was born in Albany and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. She loves to travel to different corners of her own country and share stories with the readers. She is mainly interested in culture and the natural attractions of New Zealand. Bert is looking forward to exploring more things and sharing them here.
Bert Walston

Auckland is a great place to sample some truly delicious cultural dishes made of meat, especially pork.  Although the honor of being the gourmet capital of New Zealand goes to Wellington, Auckland is no slouch when it comes to serving up the best culinary fare.  In fact, Auckland has been named as the city with the best restaurants in New Zealand for three consecutive years.

Hence, it would pay to find out more about the top platters and places in the city directly from the local.  Among all the different ones there are five that truly stand out.  So here is a brief look at the top 5 meat dishes to try in Auckland.

Italian Delight

If you have sampled spaghetti in Italy and you think that you will not be able to find anything better outside of the country, then try the spaghetti and meatballs served at Coco’s Canteen in Auckland.  For just $28 NZ dollars, you will get to sample the best spaghetti and meatballs in a country other than Italy.

The meatballs are homemade with pork and beef, which are then deep fried and are placed in a sauce pot to preserve their moisture and shape.  This food is not only hearty but is also delicious.

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Spaghetti with meatballs - Global StorybookExtraordinary Buns

If you are yearning to savor some exceptional buns steamed to perfection and loaded with the best and crispest mouth melting roasted pork belly, then head down to the Blue Breeze Inn.  For just $10 NZ dollars, you can sample this tasty cultural dish here.

These steamed buns stuffed with pork belly are not only delightfully delicious, but they also offer layers of outstanding flavor and texture.  They will surely leave you feeling very satisfied for hours after your meal.

Steamed Buns with Pork Belly - Global StorybookPork Sausages

When in Auckland, do check out a restaurant called Apero.  Here, you will get to try out some very simple yet delicious pork sausages, made in-house from the best organic ingredients.   Served with tasty pickles and walnut mustard, the sausages are the perfect accompaniment to the excellent wines served at Apero.

Homemade pork sausages - Global StorybookIndian Fare

For those of you who want to savor some excellent Indian fare, the Paradise in Sandringham is the place to sample authentic biryani from Hyderabad, India.  This mouthwatering dish is typically served in India to celebrate festive religious occasions.  Accompanied by boiled eggs and special curd as well as gravy, the biryani served at Paradise will leave you feeling content.

Indian biryani - Global StorybookCarpaccio Beef

Carpaccio beef is one of the most popular cultural dishes in Auckland.  I recommend to try it at a place called Saggio di Vino.  Priced at just $24 NZ dollars this delectable dish has a real fan base.  In fact, from the time Saggio’s first opened in 1991, till present, this recipe has become the restaurant’s signature dish.  The only thing that has changed is the addition of parmigiana reggiano.  Since it only became available in New Zealand some years after the opening.

Carpaccio beef is a real simple dish.  Due to its particular preparation technique, its taste is magical.  The thinly sliced eye fillet is arranged very nicely on a plate in overlapping patterns.  Add to this just the right amount of extra virgin oil and some other secret condiments, and you get a spectacular platter.

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