- Publish Date
- Friday, 30 July 2021, 10:30PM
Let's be honest ... there is nothing more delightful than a perfectly made golden and crunchy toastie.
Are we right?!
But just where can you find the tastiest toasted sandwich in New Zealand?
Chef Steve MacDougall from Mollies Bar & Eatery (attached to boutique Hotel d’Urville) has won the competition with his toastie creation, the Mo Jo Pork Cuban with a Twist.
With slow-roasted pork belly, provolone, chimichurri, American mustard, McClure's Pickles and apple chilli gel slathered between toasted sourdough and served with kumara crisps, the sandwich has been a standout for customers and competition judges alike.
The competition attracted more than 120 entries nationwide and saw more than 80,000 toasties served up over the duration.
The Great NZ Toastie Takeover competition criteria required sandwiches to be toasted between two slices of bread and able to be eaten by hand.
The toasties also needed to contain cheese and McClure's pickles, with all the other ingredients entirely up to the entrant's imagination.