Dry aged Peking duck breast, carrot, cherry and pomegranate from The Lodge Bar & Dining
Tahr tartare, summer flower and fermented hot sauce from Ahi
Soft shell crab, XO vinaigrette, buttermilk and leek oil from Gochu
Handmade sauced pork buns from Sunnytown
Crispy fried chick burger from Wise Boys

Here are five dishes we simply can’t resist from one of Auckland’s most delectable destinations

Since it opened last year, Commercial Bay has fast become a firm favourite dining destination thanks to its formidable selection of both casual and refined bars and eateries. From ingenious snacks to plant-based burgers, here are the dishes we just can’t get enough of.

Dry aged Peking duck breast, carrot, cherry and pomegranate from The Lodge Bar & Dining
This delicious duck is aged for 21 days, and flavoured with sweet fruity accents for a dish that lends a moreish and delectable depth of flavour. 

Tahr tartare, summer flower and fermented hot sauce from Ahi
A snack we keep returning to time after time, these morsels are the perfect way to kick off a meal at Ahi, comprising finely diced tahr and fermented hot sauce on small, undulating choux pastries.

Soft shell crab, XO vinaigrette, buttermilk and leek oil from Gochu
This dish centres on tasty soft shell crab with a crispy outer and tender, sweet meat inside. Drizzled in a spicy Korean XO pork, balanced with the richness and acidity of buttermilk and pickled onions, it’s a flavour bomb we’d gladly gobble any night of the week.

Handmade sauced pork buns from Sunnytown
Sunnytown’s sauced pork buns are something special. Made fresh daily, these buns have a rich, deeply savoury pork filling that oozes from the centre when they’re pulled apart, pillowy and steaming. 

Crispy fried chick burger from Wise Boys
Containing no actual chicken, you won’t know this is actually a plant-based beauty thanks to Wise Boys’ original recipe crispy fried ‘chicken’. It’s paired with tangy slaw, vegan cheese, pickles, their signature vegan aioli and sriracha mayo, all inside a toasted bun.

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