The waiting is over - bangin' baijiu and bao emporium Sister Kong is now open. Having invigorated the city’s dumpling fans with their Pot Sticker empire, the Hoop Group (Sam and Sally Hooper) have brought the epic street flavours of Hong Kong and Taipei to Christchurch with their own version of a Hong Kong Baijiu House.
Nestled alongside down funky Victoria Street laneway and opposite Louis Champagne & Oyster Bar, Sister Kong combines China’s famous fire-water spirit with feisty, funky new creations like bao jacked up with saffron and chilli, twice-cooked pork belly, panko tiger prawn, the breakfast bao with bacon, egg, and pickled cucumber, dessert bao and the next-level Bao Yourself - a DIY bao platter for four featuring the slow-roasted meat of the day, house-made kim chi and more from their team of steaming, frying, grilling kung-fu chefs.
Featuring a library of killer beverages including baijiu martinis and other exotic creations, the venue is tricked out with rough plastered walls, slick wooden tables and booth seating, and flanked by a jungle of tropical plants, while flocks of red bird cages and lanterns hang from the ceiling. Guests are welcomed by a huge, waving electric pink neon Maneki-neko (fortune cat), while one wall is dedicated to 100 gold fortune cats which customers can adopt for $100 (with all money raised going to animal welfare and rescue organisation Paw Justice). Adopters will be responsible for looking after the cat (changing its battery when required) and will receive a plaque under their cat.
Bao down Cityscapers - a new queen has arrived!
123 Victoria Street
03 421 6494