Meet the restaurateurs bringing truly authentic flavours to New Zealand.
It is the world’s oldest and richest of cultural traditions, but when it comes to its cuisine, Chinese food is still seen by many as being on the lower end of gastronomic offerings.
Images of greasy fried wontons, spring rolls,
History books tell us that the first Chinese food sold in New Zealand was in Dunedin, during the 1860s — mainly to feed Chinese miners during the gold rush era.
The style of cuisine was derived from Cantonese that developed from these early Chinese settlers, and that remained so for many years after.