Calamari – Oyster & Chop

Calamari - Oyster & Chop
Furikake crumb, togarashi sprinkle, yuzu mayo. $19 NZD
Oyster & Chop, Auckland NZ

Wow, this was probably one of the best calamari dishes I’ve had! The  squid was super tender, the breading was delicious, and it was perfectly fried. Combine that with the Japanese flavors and you have a winning plate!

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Roast beetroot salad – Oyster & Chop

Roast beetroot salad - Oyster & Chop
Shaved pickled beetroot, roast beetroot, candied walnuts, Drunken Nanny Ash goat’s cheese, lime and vanilla dressing $19 NZD
Oyster & Chop, Auckland NZ

Mmm, I loved this beet dish! It was so delicious and there was an amazing variety of flavors and textures. I especially liked the goat cheese spread underneath and the pea shoots on top.

Parra Bay oysters – Oyster & Chop

Parra Bay oysters - Oyster & Chop
Mignonette, lemon. Happy hour, each $2 NZD
Oyster & Chop, Auckland NZ

Hmm, I liked that these oysters were super affordable during happy hour, but they didn’t seem very fresh or tasty. They seemed like they could have been previously frozen which is never a good thing. Oh well, you win some you lose some.

Red wines - Oyster & Chop
Elephant Hill Syrah ($13 NZD) and Mills Reef Cabernet blend ($12 NZD).