Tagged: Restaurant

Otto’s Mediterranean Kitchen (North Shore City, New Zealand)

I love the little eateries at Takapuna eating precinct Fortieth & Hurstmere, so far, we have tried Poke Poke, Burger Burger, Bird on a Wire and the latest one which is Otto’s Mediterranean Kitchen. We are halfway on trying them all and only got 3 left on the list, so...

Poke Poke (North Shore City, New Zealand)

More than a year ago Poke eateries became a big hit in Auckland with many shops opening offering this raw fish salad from Hawaii. I did not join the bandwagon because even before it started here, I had travelled to Hawaii several time and tried it from where it all...

Calendula Cottage Cafe & Gardens (Glenbrook, New Zealand)

There are many unexpected places in New Zealand and this was one of them, literally tucked in the middle of nowhere, located in Glenbrook this restaurant is surrounded by farms on every side. An oasis in the middle of lush farm greeneries this place surprised me. I dined in here...

Castaways Restaurant & Bar (Waiuku, New Zealand)

We had our departments conference several weeks ago in this amazing location called Castaways, I had my eye on this resort many years ago but did not have the time to check it out until now. It’s such a good venue and if you plan to have your conference here,...

Kiraku (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you’re looking for an authentic straight forward ramen, then look no further, this is the closest thing to what we had tried in Japan. Authenticity does not stop with the ramen even the place looks authentic, cramped in a small space that looks like those small Izakaya bars in...

Epiphany Donuts (North Shore City, New Zealand)

First there was just Dunkin Donuts, then came Southern Maid, then Al’s Deli, next was Krispy Kreme and now we have Epiphany. I love that these new places started to pop up, now we have many options and definitely some friendly competition. Thirteen years ago, I was dismayed with my...

Eden Noodles (North Shore City, New Zealand)

I bet most Aucklanders would have heard of Eden Noodles, a very popular Dandan noodle joint in Dominion Road, known for its authentic Chinese taste, so popular it’s hard to get a seat when dining in there, luckily if you don’t want the long wait they have opened a new...

Hakataya Ramen (Brisbane, Australia)

Just writing up a small review for this place because it reminds me of the many ramen we tried on our last Japan vacation but even better, read more to find out why. When I travel to Brisbane I usually arrive in the evening and sometimes that poses an issue...

Fat Boys (North Shore City, Auckland, New Zealand)

This place was once Momo Tea, it was a hangout for teenagers many years ago and it was filthy. Today it’s not Momo Tea anymore and that’s good because Momo Tea has a bad reputation now due to its E Classification on its Albany Branch, if that old branch was...

Bao Baby Bao (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you are looking for a different kind of bao then this is your place, Bao Baby Bao. If you think the usual barbecue pork filling just don’t make the cut anymore then try of their unique fillings like crispy chicken, cheese steak, softshell crab or beer battered egg plant...