Uncle man is, in our opinion, the most authentic malaysian franchise in auckland. Their mission bay branch is situated in a more upmarket foodcourt setting in Eastridge mall. They have a very nice foodcourt decor interior with several range of different eateries. There are limited spaces to sit though. The eatery was packed by 6.30pm . At Uncle Mans we had the char kwey teaw, chicken briyani, and the lamb briyani. It was very good value for the entire dinner only cost $50. Our meals came out fast, despite their constant stream of orders coming in. Flavoursome authentic malay spiced flavours. The size was big as well, the lamb shank was massive! Both the meat on the chicken and lamb shank were very tender and moist & came off the bones easily. We had to takeaway the leftovers because we were too full to finish them. Highly recommend to eat there for its taste, service, and setting.
Uncle Man's is really establishing themselves as an authentic Malaysian brand. Regardless of which location of their restaurant branch, Uncle Man always succeeds at bringing out the most aromatic fragrance of spices in their dishes. The menu options at Eastridge is not as immense as their OG K Road branch but would be suffice as they have a wider selection than their IMax branch. In terms of taste, I'd say the flavours are the same as their other two branches. The aromatic spicy curries paired with coconut rice and zesty sambal sauce never fails to stimulate your taste buds. An item that caught my attention that I seldom see on other Malaysian restaurant menus is the Dadar Gulung. It's a freshly made slightly chewy pandan crepe filled with palm sugar and dessicated coconut. It's served cold and couldn't be any better! In my mind I did wish it would be served soak in some mild coconut cream as does get a bit dry but the restaurant does provide plenty of Malaysian beverages. Overall the experience was great! Service was very friendly and food came out fast. I was a bit confused in terms of seating arrangements as it seemed the restaurant only had two tables designated to them but that is something you can always enquire with their staff.
An upper end food court in the Eastridge Shopping Mall. The rotti tissue was sweet, which was quite different, warm and flaky. The mee goreng was chewy and well spiced. Taste: 7/10 Presentation: 7/10 Service: 7/10 Ambience: 7.5/10 Value for money: 8/10