Wakanui Grill brings NZ flavours to Marina One
New Zealand-themed restaurant Wakanui Grill Dining has opened its third international outlet – an 86-seat restaurant in a glass capsule on the fourth level of Marina One.
Singapore is the second territory for Wakanui following the concept’s launch in Tokyo by ANZCO Foods Japan in 2011 (it now has two restaurants there). Its feature dishes are New Zealand Ocean Beef and Wakanui Spring Lamb, both grilled over Japanese Binchotan charcoal in a central open kitchen.
Starters included clam soup, steamed green-lip New Zealand mussels, hot-smoked salmon, Kikorangi blue-cheese Caesar salad and Wakanui spring lamb chop. The company raises its lambs for about six months on lush pastures, with the mean being aged for around four weeks.
Other menu features include the Ito Wagyu Chef Creation, plus – a favourite with New Zealanders – Hokey Pokey ice cream with its crunchy confectionery pieces.
“Wakanui”, which is Maori for big canoe, is a rural centre in Canterbury, in New Zealand’s South Island.