Hawker and Roll

We were very excited to learn that Sylvia Park  – New Zealand’s biggest shopping centre, was getting a brand new dining alley.

Known as The Grove, it offers shoppers an al fresco dining experience and is a stand alone destination for dining even if you don’t combine it with shopping or the cinema.

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A central bandstand hosts different musical acts and is a lovely place to while away a few hours whilst enjoying a drink or a meal.

One of the restaurants holding fort in the new dining precinct is Hawker and Roll. We decided to sample it after loving the hawker rolls at Madam Woo in Takapuna.

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Billing itself as a fast casual restaurant, the decor represents a traditional road side hawker stand. The food on offer is Malaysian inspired street eats and the signature dish is the hawker roll.

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Copper pots and pans are filled with delicious offerings and flavours and seating is a mixture of communal and stand alone tables.

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The menu is split into Steamed and Fried, Hawker Rolls, Nasi Lemak, Salads, Soup, Sides and Sauces and Sweet.

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We began with 6 steamed pork dumplings.

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Succulent, flavourful and packed full of filling we could have eaten a dozen more they were so good.

Next up were the sweetcorn and coconut springs rolls which were an inspired combination.

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Not a combination we had thought of before but one that certainly worked.

The Malaysian spiced chicken wings were meaty and full of flavour and came with a sweet chilli sauce.

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Our final starter was the Chinese five spice pork wontons which were gobbled up immediately.

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Now, what we really came for was the Hawker Rolls and we decided to order 3 of them so we could try a few different flavours.

First was the pulled sticky pork.

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Followed by the beef rendang.

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Finally came the roast duck with hoisin.

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All were very tasty but the standout was the beef rendang. There could have been more hoisin sauce on the duck but that is just a minor niggle.

The roti bread was flaky and fresh and the fillings were generous.

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We already can’t wait to go back and tuck into more of those delicious Hawker rolls.

Hawker and Roll

Sylvia Park Shopping Mall

Auckland

Tel: 09 600 3060

hawkerandroll.co.nz

 More reviews over here -> Hawker & Roll Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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