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Kiwiana
  • 847 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • (718) 230-3682
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  • Sat, Sun: 10:30AM - 4:00PM
    Tue - Sun: 6:00PM - 10:30PM

The Best Dessert Ever

visited in Jun, 2013

I found this restaurant which has a great dessert while I was looking for a place to eat dinner randomly on Union Street, Park Slope. Since I've never heard there was a New Zealand restaurant in New York, I jumped into the restaurant without any hesitation.

Although they had a nice open terrace, I couldn't sit there because a T-storm was coming, according to the weather forecast. As soon as I went into the restaurant, the waiter lead me to a table cheerfully and introduced his recommendation. I asked him to tell me the most typical New Zealand style food, and then I ordered some of those dishes. He was very nice and I felt cozy, although I went there alone. 

Kiwiana

The starter was ok. It was something like apricot and cashew nuts on cottage cheese with strawberry sauce, but I forget the name. Maybe I'm not used to eating cottage cheese, so I didn't think it was very tasty.

Manuka and marmite braised baby back ribs with squash puree and broccoliHangi

Then, the main dish came. I had ordered in English, so after seeing and tasting the dish, I knew it was Hangi, which is a traditional food of the Maori (aboriginal people in New Zealand). I ate it when I was in New Zealand. The tender braised ribs didn't havea strong taste but they really went well with the Manuka (honey) sauce.

Classic New Zealand pavlova with kiwi berries and whipped creamPavlova

I ordered the most traditional dessert, according to the waiter, and the dessert surprised me! It was called "Pavlova". It was a cream-filled meringue with lots of different fruits. I crushed the meringue and eat it with fresh cream and fruit. I had never had such a delicious dessert! The crunchy texture of the meringue, the sweet fresh cream and the fresh fruit were mixed together and became a great dessert!

I strongly recommend that you eat the Pavlova and try Hangi along the way in this cozy New Zealand restaurant.

Restaurant Information

Cuisine
New Zealand
Neighborhood
Park Slope
Menu Type
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Reservation
Yes
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Street Address
847 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 11215
Nearest Transit
7th Ave. (B, Q, F, G)
Grand Army Plaza (2, 3, 4)
Union St. (D, N, R)
Cross Streets
at 7th Ave.
Phone
(718) 230-3682
Website
www.kiwiana-nyc.com
Hours
Tue - Sun: 6:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat, Sun: 10:30AM - 4:00PM