While New Zealand offers plenty of tourist attractions, its ethnic food variety is unmatched, especially in the multi-ethnic city of Auckland.
Auckland’s central business district and the neighbouring Parnell and Ponsonby suburbs offer a rich choices for places to dine in, to suit all budgets.
For a taste of Malaysian cuisine in the City of Sails, there’s a hidden culinary gems – The Mustard Seed Malaysian Restaurant.
The restaurant was previously known as Bing’s Malaysian Restaurant.
The Mustard Seed offers a range of ethnic Malay, Chinese and Indian influenced dishes which are essentially the core of Malaysian cuisine. If you love Indian food, then Malaysin cuisine offer a great variation to experiment.
Owners Tommy Ning and Joni Hoang are keen to demonstrate the wonderful tastes Malaysian food can bring to Kiwi diners and Indian tourists.
The Mustard Seed is a member of the Malaysia Kitchen Programme for New Zealand – a year-long campaign initiated by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) to educate consumers about Malaysian cuisine and to encourage trial.
It’s all about the experience, ambience and food offerings, says Ning. “The Mustard Seed brings this together for guests and foodies alike all in a beautiful four-star hotel setting.”
“We pride in serving authentic Malaysian cuisine and our three Malaysian chefs are very experienced in this space.
“They specialise in char kuey teow, beef rendang, chicken and lamb satay, curry and lamb varuval,” Ning says.
The Mustard Seed can sit 200 diners in a grand dome-shaped ceiling dining hall which is becoming rare sight in Auckland’s central business district.
Next time you are out to try out ethnic food in New Zealand, you know where to begin.