Sari Sari

Monday10:30 am – 8:00 pm.

Tuesday10:30 am – 8:00 pm.

Wednesday10:30 am – 8:00 pm.

Thursday10:30 am – 8:00 pm.

Friday10:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Saturday10:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Sunday10:30 am – 10:00 pm.

5/177 High Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

027 605 0360

Tucked in Little High Lanes, Sari Sari brings a taste of the Philippines to the good people of the garden city. This unassuming restaurant, lead by passionate head chef David Hernandez, introduces traditional dishes to Kiwis without sacrificing the authenticity of the flavour. Instead of using all parts of an animal in cooking as is traditional (like say, oxtail), Sari Sari concentrates on the parts of beef, pork, lamb and chicken we westerners feel more comfortable with while staying true to traditional spices.

The Philippines is a melting pot of cultures and this shows in the culinary scene of the country. Influences of Malaysian, Indonesian, Spanish and Chinese food culture can be seen in many of the dishes of the island nation, and the menu at Sari Sari is purposefully constructed to encompass dishes from all over the Philippine archipelago.

The food here is full of flavour with a hint of heat here and there, but by no means spicy. Try some of the sharing dishes with a group of mates or settle in for entrée, mains and a side of Red Horse Lager (a traditional Philippine beer that goes down, oh so easy) and be in for a treat.

If you’ve never tried Philippine food before, you won’t be the only one, and there’s no time like the present to expand your horizons and introduce new flavours to your taste buds. We’re sure you’ll be coming back for more.

Words by Petra Nyman & Photography by Nancy Zhou

5/177 High Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

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