Chow, Wellington, New Zealand

I was in Wellington with several colleagues today and we decided that we’d give Chow on Woodward St a try for lunch – my colleagues had both been there before and said they liked it. They usually have good taste in food, so I believed them.

We got there around half eleven, I think we were the first people in for lunch.

We ordered several dishes to share, from memory

  • Red Duck Curry
  • Teriyaki Squid
  • Beef Satay
  • side of Asian Greens
  • Pork and Shitake Mushroom Dumplings
  • Jasmine rice

Let’s get the good dishes out of the way first. The Beef Satay and Asian Greens were very good. Its a pity we didn’t order more of those dishes as I’d have probably left satisfied if that’s all I’d eaten.

But, unfortunately that’s where the goodness ended.

The Pork and Shitake Mushroom Dumplings had little to no flavor at all and were completely forgettable.

The Red Duck Curry was atrocious. Too sweet and way too much coconut milk! I love my curries but could hardly eat this dish and gave up after one spoonful.

The Teriyaki Squid just had no flavor and was rubbery – we should have tried the Salt and Pepper Squid as it could only have been better.

My colleagues were shocked at how the quality and edibility of the food had fallen since they last ate there.

In all, 3 people who won’t be going back to Chow again.