Asian Wok (Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand)

Sleek decor, fresh dim sum, & friendly service! Asian Wok Albany redefines yum cha – modern digs, generous portions, & Flavors that shine.  Craving fresh, juicy dim sum? Dive into a flavourful feast at Asian Wok Albany! Modern digs, friendly vibes, & portions that hit the spot. Prawn rice rolls, juicy siu mai, & crispy squid – yum cha dreams come true!#HiddenGem #AlbanyFoodie #GetInMyBelly

Auckland’s yum cha scene boasts countless contenders, but few can hold a candle to the hidden gem in Albany – Asian Wok. Forget the tired, dimly lit interiors of your average yum cha joint – this newcomer shines with modern vibrancy, making it the perfect spot to impress Asian friends or simply indulge in a delectable culinary adventure.

I’ve explored Asian Woks around Auckland, from Browns Bay’s worn charm to Henderson’s utilitarian space, but Albany takes the crown. Opened late last year, it’s a breath of fresh air. Crisp décor and sleek furnishings create a trendy atmosphere, with none of the dated ambiance that permeates many yum cha restaurants. It’s a place you can take your foodie friends without a hint of embarrassment.

We embarked on a dim sum odyssey, devouring a mountain of delights, but some dishes emerged as clear front-runners. My personal top three? The Savoury Yam Puffs: fluffy pillows bursting with savory goodness, the Prawn and Pork Siu Mai: juicy morsels packed with seafood and porky love, and the Steamed Tendons: melt-in-your-mouth goodness that had me singing praises.

But the showstopper? The Special Prawn Red Rice Roll. Imagine this: a pillow-soft rice skin yielding to reveal crunchy, deep-fried prawns, all kissed with a hint savoury sweet sauce. Pure. Yum. Cha. Heaven.

And the feast doesn’t stop there! From the plump Prawn Spring Rolls and juicy Pork Dumplings to the comforting Beef Congee and refreshing Poached Kai Lan, each dish is meticulously crafted and brimming with flavour. Portions are generous, exceeding those of your average yum cha joint, and the fresh-upon-order rice rolls are a must-try – melt-in-your-mouth perfection!

Beyond the food, the service shines. Friendly staff navigate the bustling eatery with grace, ensuring timely refills and helpful recommendations. Be warned, reservations aren’t accepted – it’s a first-come, first-served affair. But trust me, the deliciousness is worth the wait!

Asian Wok Albany isn’t just a meal; it’s an experience. It’s a modern oasis in the suburbs, where quality food, vibrant atmosphere, and friendly service intertwine to create a memorably delicious dim sum adventure. So, gather your friends, grab your appetite, and prepare to be wowed – Asian Wok Albany awaits!

Asian Wok Yum Cha Albany 华府美味
Address: 28 Corinthian Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 688 1177

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  • I have been lucky enough to have enjoyed a large number of yum cha meals in a number of countries. You truly are lucky methinks to have this establishment close by . . . in more ways than one! I Amongst other dishes I have never had the chance to try a prawn red rice roll . . . Spoilt brat that I can be I admit I am also admiring the very pleasant surrounds which do not always accompany such meals . . . I daresay all this is somewhat reflected on the bill at the end :) ?

    • In fact, it was very affordable (in NZ Terms). Hence, we eat here quite regularly. Me and my colleagues and I had lunch here, and the bill cost us less than NZ$30.00 each, and we are so full.

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