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Photographs: David Straight

Wairau Valley, that great unexplored expanse of big box retail, hides who knows how many local ethnic eateries. Such grim environs, yet so much food to eat. Like Haroobang, which you’ll find in a strip mall off Link Drive, in the same complex as the wondrous Queen Chef. There is always, needless to say, plenty of parking.

It is dim and quiet – dark timber, tinted windows, old men staring contemplatively into space. From here, the enormous kitchen produces a range of Korean dumplings that go out to Asian supermarkets across Auckland. There are huge, oversized ones which we’re not madly fond of, and smaller, delicate ones, made fresh and steamed just so. Everything else, we’re sad to say, is singularly awful: we wonder why they bother. Stick with the dumplings and this place makes for a brilliant pit stop between DIY warehouses. SFG

HOURS Lunch and dinner, 11.30am to 9pm.

ADDRESS 20 Link Drive, Wairau Park, ph 444-9987.

IMPORTANT DETAILS Stick with the dumplings. Trust us on this. 

 

3 Comments

  1. Dominik wrote:

    I am impressed that someone else other than me found this place – given that my DineOut review from 11 March 2009 is still the only review this place has on that site.

    I agree with you for the most part, but there is one thing I have to contest: ALMOST everything else is singularly awful. ALMOST. Because the chili garlic chicken (#43 on the menu) is a fireworks of tender meat, great sauce and just the right level of spiciness.

    May I recommend you give that a go?

    …but yes, steer well clear of the cold duck, the awful noodles and the sea cucumber, eek.

    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 11:57 am | Permalink
  2. SFG wrote:

    Thanks Dominik. That sounds amazing and we are going to go back and try it.

    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm | Permalink
  3. Alan Sorrell wrote:

    Harp ang has been replaced. Went there to find some sort of catering establishment. Pity

    Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

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