One Christchurch restaurant is going viral for its Māori/Japanese fusion kai.
SUPER, Based in Lyttleton has a unique menu, serving up dishes including fry bread sandwiches with crayfish, smoked kahawai croquettes and Cook Island’s traditional Ika Mata salad.
It’s a wāhine-owned and operated business priding themselves on using local, sustainable and organic ingredients.
Using only line-caught fish or keeping ingredients local supports the hauora of te taiao.
From the looks of it, the vibes are ON! They’ve even got a little couch area to play games which was a highlight for @christchurchgal_ who went along to try some of their brunch options.
A standout was the sweet fried chicken eggs bene. As an egg bene lover myself I was drooling on the screen watching her dig into her feed.
This is no surprise, considering the love owner Sahni Bennett (Ngāti Mako, Wairewa) promises to put into her kai.
“I love cooking, it’s my love language. If I want to do something for someone I will cook. I might not always be able to say the words, but I can cook a mean feed,” she said.
She adds: “The fusion of Japanese and Māori ingredients works well because the dishes of both cultures are traditionally simple and not overwhelmed by competing flavours.”
Right, now I’m craving a fry bread sando… Who else is keen?