Aburi Salmon Rolls

Awarded by Hawa Lee
As a foodie I’m always the one to introduce restaurants and new places to eat to my boyfriend but Taiko was one of a few suggestions he made which has become "our" restaurant! Nestled in the heart of Kingsland, they’re a hole in wall spot next to the train station with a sister restaurant in Ponsonby, and in my opinion serve some of the BEST Japanese food in Auckland! The aburi salmon rolls are my dish of choice because it’s really what made me fall in love with the restaurant - the most beautiful fusion of flavour and texture and all presented so aesthetically! It’s also really meaningful to me because salmon sushi is what we had on our first date and I feel like the aburi salmon roll is the elevated version of our first date meal representing how far in our relationship we’ve come.