Fusion

Shio Bakery (Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand)

Henderson’s hidden gem! Shio Bakery fuses Asian & Western flavours in bread heaven. Indulge in matcha rolls, shio churros & mochi croissants. ✨ Found my new bakery obsession! Shio in Henderson Matcha mochi rolls, churros dipped in shio glaze, & fluffy clouds of bread Quality ingredients, friendly vibes, & aesthetics...

Manuka Smoked Wagyu Beef Ribs

Wagyu meets Manuka smoke: a match made in BBQ heaven. Tender ribs infused with earthy, floral notes for a flavour fiesta. Forget ordinary, embrace smoky Wagyu magic. My grill just had an epic smoke sesh and the resulting beefy, smoky symphony? Next-level deliciousness Who needs a steakhouse when you can...

8 Filipino-Chinese Dishes for a Lucky Lunar New Year Feast!

Craving lucky treats for Lunar New Year? Discover 8 Filipino-Chinese dishes bursting with symbolism and flavor, from pork to pancit and dumplings to oranges. Celebrate abundance, prosperity, and longevity with this unforgettable feast! Forget fortune cookies, bite into fortune! Celebrate Lunar New Year with 9 lucky Filipino-Chinese dishes like Lechon...

DOE Donuts Commercial Bay (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Discovering Doe Donuts at Commercial Bay felt like stumbling upon a hidden treasure of sugary delights. Though I’m aware of their Grey Lynn branch, the allure of the stall was irresistible during an office lunch. The display of massive, doughy treats beckoned, demanding a taste test. If you find yourself...

Domo Bakery (Takapuna, North Shore City, New Zealand)

Stumbling upon Domo Bakery in the heart of Takapuna, I felt like I uncovered a hidden gem in Auckland’s pastry scene. My daughter, working nearby, initiated this journey, introducing me to the wonders of this charming bakery. Here’s my firsthand account of our delightful experience. Venturing in at 9 am,...

Ube Butter Mochi Cake

🌟 Embrace the vibrant hues of tradition 🟣 with this delightful treat that’s as delightful as it is colourful! A taste of Filipino, Hawaiian and Japanese joy! 💜 #FilipinoFlavors. Indulge in this chewy delight made with sweet glutinous rice flour, coconut milk, and the vibrant ube flavour. If you’ve ever...

Thunderbird Cafe (Wellington CBD, New Zealand)

Wellington, a city known for its vibrant food scene, greeted me with open arms on a short business trip. While the lunch and dinner options were abundant and satisfying, I found myself on a quest for an equally delightful breakfast experience. As a habitual early riser, I prefer to explore...

Julias Taste (Suva, Fiji)

During our Suva stop on the cruise, we ventured into TappooCity Suva mall in search of a dining spot. The top-floor food court led us to Julia’s Taste, an intriguing fusion of Chinese cuisine with a distinct Fijian twist. Julia’s Taste presents diners with four main options: Chicken, Lamb, Dry,...

Dragon Lady at the Pacific Explorer

Ahoy there, fellow foodies! Our gastronomic adventure aboard the Pacific Explorer continues, and this time, we’re delving into the enchanting world of Asian cuisine at Dragon Lady. Stepping into Dragon Lady is like entering an exotic realm filled with the scents of Asia. Dark walls, Large Asian themed portraits, mysterious...

Proper Pizza (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Picture this: a celebration with colleagues for a successful project delivery. The anticipation was accompanied by scepticism about the pizza place chosen for the occasion. With an abundance of pizza options in the city, it wasn’t easy to decide. However, Proper Pizza stood out for a specific reason – they...