Every year, Aucklanders nominate their favourite iconic eats that can only be found here in Auckland. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience, here are a couple of Parnell dishes that have received Iconic Auckland Eats status.
Awarded by Vinod Bhaga
Oh Calcutta does this exceptionally well. From the beautiful aroma that gets your taste buds tingling from the moment dish arrives at your table, to enjoying the succulent pieces of goat meat fulfilling ones fix of truly great curry. An iconic dish from an iconic restaurant.
Awarded by Lisa Seto
Thinking this was going to be another fish sando, after taking the first bite of the bread, I couldn’t believe how soft and cloud like the bread was. Thinking bread tastes like bread, this experience created new standards for how amazing shokupan bread could taste. The fish was beautifully seasoned and coated and the sauces and condiments that came with it just mixed perfectly together. I think everyone loves a good fish burger in NZ, especially growing up eating Filet o’ Fish burgers from McDonald’s. With more diversity in Auckland now with Asian influences on burgers, sandos etc I was very surprised how a non-Asian bakery could do such amazing Sandos. Definitely can’t eat a “normal” fish burger from other places now. One bite into this amazing fish sando makes you think, “when can I come back again soon?” It’s pricey, but definitely worth it, worth every bite!