no matter who you speak to in Hanmer Springs (New Zealand) about where to eat,
there is one restaurant that always gets the recommendation, MK Restaurant. A
small place that doesn’t look like much from the outside but as we would soon
find out is definitely worth the hype.
dumpling is not really worth jumping up and down about but MK’s has reinvented
the wheel so to speak. MK’s puts their own unique spin on each of their
dumplings from various cultures around the world from empanadas to gyoza.
followed was more than just a great meal but truly a work of art, paired with
flavours you may not expect, from red cabbage, kimchi to wasabi mousse. Presented
with a rainbow of colour and flavour that oddly works together to create new flavours
that excite even the most skeptical (me).
A meal like
this can only really completed with amazing staff, playful creativity and a
love of food. If you keep an open mind and set aside what you know about
dumplings you can’t go wrong no matter what you choose.
coming from all parts of New Zealand – the couple next to us had driven 90
minutes for dinner – it says a lot about what MK has to offer. The only advice
we INSIST you take is always order dessert. While the food is amazing, dessert
is not to be missed.
3/24 Conical Hill Road (Village
Hanmer Springs 7334, New