Auckland’s Best Cantonese Food Part 2:

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland has a multi-cultural food scene like nowhere else in New Zealand. Over 200 different ethnic communities call Auckland home and this makes for a diverse food scene. Over the next few weeks we’re taking you on a round the world food tour via Auckland’s restaurants. In this video we’re hunting down some of the best spots for Cantonese food. We take you into the kitchen of one of Auckland’s oldest Chinese restaurants, Pearl Garden- a locals favourite for yum cha- Cantonese brunch. We eat classic Hong Kong cafe fare at Hungry head of french toast and yuen yeung (half coffee and half tea) and share our favourite restaurant for sui mei- Cantonese roast meats, Golden Garden. These are Auckland’s tastiest Cantonese eats, hit subscribe and get ready for some mouthwatering food.

A huge thank you to the Kan family for treating us to yum cha!

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What we ate and where we ate it:

1. Beef brisket noodles, French toast and yuenyeung at Hungry Head, 8 Torrens Road, East Tamaki, Auckland 2013. Open Thursday to Tuesday 11:00am to 9:00pm.

2. Yum cha at Pearl Garden, Level 1/1 Teed Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, 11:00am to 3:00pm (for yum cha) and 5:30pm-10:00pm (for dinner).

3. Roast meats on rice at Golden Garden, 583 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1041, open 7 days 10:30am to 10:30pm.

Auckland’s BEST Cantonese food | Inside a DIM SUM kitchen + Chinese ROAST MEATS | Auckland food tour

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We’re Thomas and Sheena, food and travel fiends. We travel full time, hunting for the BEST local food in the world to showcase via our YouTube videos. Food is a window into a country’s culture and one of the most exciting ways to get to know a place.

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31 thoughts on “Auckland's BEST Cantonese food | Inside a DIM SUM kitchen + Chinese ROAST MEATS | Auckland food tour”

  1. Another phenomenal video (aren’t they all 😂). Love Cantonese cuisine – like Thomas said, the conviviality of yum cha is unparalleled (and everyone gets to try so many different dishes with communal dining – my favourite style of dining). Pearl Garden’s dim sum looks amazing, especially that jin dui (sesame glutinous rice ball with black sesame filling)! Roast meats are such a staple as well. Cantonese-style BBQ is in a class of its own, just like American-style BBQ smoked meats!!

  2. Yum, Auckland does have good Chinese food. Yum cha I like the weird dishes like chicken feet, spicy beef tripe. Wow so much Cantonese food in Auckland. Lots I haven't tried before, thanks for showing different types of Cantonese or hong kong food. 🤤

  3. Watching this I really hope these restaurants are doing with the lockdowns etc. Kia kaha. Awesome videos so enjoyable and interesting to watch. Making me want to expand my horizons in terms of cuisines!

  4. Sheena, the next time you go to have yum cha at this restaurant could you ask them for a copy of the order sheet and menu please and send to me at 41 Connolly Street Lower Hutt

  5. Sheena is definitely a true food lover…Thanks for showing us how to eat chicken feet never ordered chicken feet as I never knew whether it is rude to spit the bones out or hard to chew the feet.

  6. That bowl of beef brisket rice noodle seems like "Lai Fun??" I would have include one glutinous rice in lotus leaf wrapper in one of my dim sum meals. The last BBQ Meat Restaurant where Thomas ordered 3 kinds of meats on the rice plate, I wonder do they serve Roast Goose & Baby Suckling Pig as well??

  7. I'm literally drooling right now 😂 My wife and I wish we could have dim sum right now but alas NZ looks like a different world from NYC right now 😢

  8. Thank you for sharing! I love this video 👍👏. It shows authentic HK-style Cantonese cuisine that is difficult to find where I live. Watching this makes me salivate 😋. 🇺🇸

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