Wellington ON a plate: Kick-ass burgers and beer at Ministry of Food

Introducing... Ministry of Food's Mega Omega burger for Wellington On A Plate

Introducing… Ministry of Food’s Mega Omega burger for Wellington On A Plate

We coined it the burger you won’t regret. Free of beef or cheese, the Mega Omega is Ministry of Food’s burger entry in Wellington On A Plate‘s BurgerWelly contest. Strolling along The Terrace after work, I decided to stop in at the Ministry of Food‘s new premises to check out the vibe and try the fare they’ve dreamed up for the capital’s foodie festival.

Being seated by the window gave me a chance to scope out the whole restaurant, which has a retro-chic feel thanks to thoughtful lighting and minimalist decor. Owners Brenda Jessup and Tony Lynch kept the in-wall fish tank from the venue’s previous era but they’ve definitely made the space their own. A cool indie mix was playing over the stereo system, and a few other Tuesday night diners were tucking in to meals and drinks.

Efficient and friendly, the service was personable, polished and professional. Our waiter was happy to tell us the story behind the Mega Omega Burger – it was invented by Brenda and Tony in consultation with their chefs, and is deliberately different. Nestled in a bap-style bun dotted with black sesame seeds, the burger consists of a delectable medley of Asian flavours.  A generous portion of Korean gogi marinated salmon – seared to perfection – sits on a tangy kimchi slaw. Pickled cucumber crowns the collation. Accompanied by hand-cut fries and mayo, the Mega Omega is a burger you won’t forget, or regret. It has girth, without the heaviness of other burgers. Matched with Garage Project’s Hakituri pilsner made from organically grown New Zealand hops, the Mega Omega tastes like you’re doing your body a favour – loading up on the fish oil that’s so good for your brain via a well-structured feast you can hold in your hands.  At $20.50 (add $10 for the beer match), it’s great value, too.

Here it is again…

Hakituri pilsner matched with the Mega Omega. Just yum.

Hakituri pilsner matched with the Mega Omega. Just yum.

  • ANNABEL WILSON

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