It was the photo of a grilled quail which drew us in. On this cheap and cheerful stretch of Dominion Road, dominated by noodle and dumpling places, animal organs here, rice and lentils there, this little bird seemed almost too exotic to belong. I was sure that if we tried to order it, we would be told "sorry, we've run out". The last place I tried to order anything interesting, I was rejected three times before I found an item I could actually have.
|Modern and clean look.|
The fried rice here is one of its strengths, but fortunately the menu also has some non-rice or -noodle dishes. The Deep Fried Soft Shell Crabs with Wasabi Mayo appears under the "Yummy Snack" section and was beautiful cooked, while being very affordable at $8.50. The whole Grilled Quail was also a tasty treat.
|Partially eaten: Deep Fried Soft Shell Crabs with Wasabi Mayo; Fried Rice with Combination Meat, Cashew Nuts, Pineapple and Curry.|
|Grilled Quail with Five Spice Salt.|
|Seafood with Tomato Sauce Fried Rice.|
|Garlic Mushrooms and Vegetables with Fried Udon.|
|Steamed Mix Vegetables Baked with Cheese and Coconut Curry Sauce.|
|Serradura, or Macanese "Sawdust" Pudding, made of whipped cream and biscuit crumbs.|
Entrees: Deep Fried Soft Shell Crabs with Wasabi Mayo ($8.50), Grilled Quail ($12.00)
Mains: Combination Meat, Cashew Nuts, Pineapple with Curry Fried Rice ($12.50), Seafood with Tomato Sauce Fried Rice ($12.50)
Limited choice, but be aware that you can look beyond the Vegetarian section for suitable dishes.
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Point Restaurant (葡點)
Unit 4, 583 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland
(09) 623 4279
Tuedays to Sundays 12 – 3pm, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
|Point Restaurant is in the same complex as Banzai, next to Aji Ichiban.|
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