Mekong Baby's delectable sticky braised pork belly. Photo / Supplied

Where To Find: Auckland's Best Caveman Eats For Meat Lovers

The best meaty, saucy and napkin essential dishes in town

Mekong Baby 
Mekong Baby's delectable sticky braised pork belly in chilli and soy sauce is pretty much to die for. Order for yourself and don't share. 262 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

Mekong Baby's delectable sticky braised pork belly. Photo / Supplied

Kiss Kiss
The pork ribs at funky Thai eatery Kiss Kiss are meaty and roasted with a sweet glaze and served with a salty-sour dipping sauce. 1A Rocklands Ave, Balmoral

Wooden boards come piled high with meat at El Sizzling Chorizo. Photo / Supplied

El Sizzling Chorizo
Wooden boards come piled high with still-sizzling and caramelised grilled meats at Argentinian BBQ house El Sizzling Chorizo. There's a decent bunch of salad greens and dark green oily chimichurri to mop up too. Ponsonby Central, 4 Brown St, Ponsonby

Satisfy a ‘meaty’ craving with Woodpeckers Hill’s slabs of fried eggplant. Photo / Supplied

Woodpecker Hill
Vegetarians can satisfy a ‘meaty’ craving with Woodpeckers Hill’s slabs of fried eggplant served with sweet-sharp tamarind, plenty of chilli, sesame and coriander. 196 Parnell Rd, Parnell

Miss Moonshine's
Any hitlist of man eats wouldn't be complete without the signature beef short ribs made by Ponsonby’s very own pit boss. Lot 3, 130 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

Feast on a super stack of pork spare ribs at funky Chinoiserie. Photo / Supplied

Chinoiserie
A super stack of pork spare ribs slow-cooked in a moreish black bean sauce — this is messy work but someone’s got to do it. 4 Owairaka Ave, Mt Albert
   

Lamb ribs with skordalia are on the menu at Depot Eatery. Photo / Supplied

Depot Eatery 
The Depot does its very own 'meat board' featuring a selection of New Zealand meat with everything from wild pork salami, wild rabbit rillettes, duck tounges and pork lomo. If that's not enough they also make pretty mean lamb ribs with skordalia and cumin paprika oil. 86 Federal Street        

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