Auckland chef Michael J. McLean, who opened the New Zealand-born McLean & Sons on Broadway in May, said his menu had been inspired by the island’s history, cuisine and culture.
It is a great country, he said, but there are lots of ways to enjoy it, particularly the fried rice.
“We’re all about a little bit of everything, so you can go from breakfast to lunch.
There’s so many different flavours and you can cook your own rice, you can try out a dish from the menu, you could just go out and make a little chicken-fried rice.”
It’s like a Kiwi take on the classic Chinese dishes.
We have a lot of chicken wings and rice on the menu and the fried chicken is very popular with our chicken lovers, but I don’t think they’re going to have any problem eating it.””
It comes out very nicely with a little gravy.
We have a lot of chicken wings and rice on the menu and the fried chicken is very popular with our chicken lovers, but I don’t think they’re going to have any problem eating it.”
Mr McLean said the menu was also about “a little bit more diversity”.
He said while he wanted to serve a diverse range of dishes, the menu would not be a one-size-fits-all.
He encouraged people to explore his menu.
“Just go out, look around and go from there,” he said.
“There are lots and lots of options.”
He is open on Saturday and Sunday nights.
The menu can be found at the restaurant on Broadway, the Auckland West End, Auckland Central Library and at McLean’s restaurants in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne.
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