Review

The Parkhouse (Whenuapai, Auckland, New Zealand)

Hopefully this lockdown lasts, with the new variant here now in New Zealand, I am not sure until when this freedom will be but one thing for sure Kiwis are enjoying it a lot, the last 4 months of lockdown do take a big toll on your mental health. We...

Franc’s (Takapuna, North Shore City, New Zealand)

It was August 18, 2021 when Auckland went into a lockdown and since then most Aucklanders like me just stayed at home as all workplaces are closed, all establishments were closed and all you can do outside is to exercise within your bubble. After 107 days, this is what freedom...

Duck Island Ice Cream (Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand)

Its summer and the best way to beat that heat is a good ‘ol ice cream and there’s nothing better to deliver that nowadays than this new joint in Ponsonby, the Duck Island Ice Cream. After the lockdown here in Auckland this place is always packed with long queues and...

CHA+ 茶家 (Auckland, New Zealand)

Yet another bubble tea shop, yes, its everywhere, even in a small city like Auckland we do have a lot of them, every corner in the CBD have them, and most major suburbs will also have them. The last one we had tried was this CHA+ 茶家, a hole in...

Biko King

Several weeks ago we showcased a Filipino product called sorbetes being sold here in New Zealand and that was great, a commercial level product that can be proudly sold on major supermarkets. Today we are showcasing another Filipino product, while it’s not as packaged as good as our last week’s...

Belly Worship (Auckland, New Zealand)

Even before our first lockdown happened here in Auckland, I always wanted to try this Asian fusion restaurant called Belly Worship. People from my past workplace always ask me if I had tried this place as they rave about their menu items, from vegan options to amazing tasty fusion dishes...

Yellow Mirchi (Westgate, Auckland, New Zealand)

It has been a long time since we are able to dine in outside, Auckland was still in a lockdown until last Friday which means we can only do takeaways up until then. But now we are out of it and moved to a new Traffic Light System and that...

Gians Sorbetes

At last, a commercial Filipino Sorbetes in New Zealand! And I had tried 5 flavours out of their 16-flavour range. This is quite impressive, a milestone for Filipino cuisine here in New Zealand. Flavours are truly Filipino where they offer ube, jackfruit, avocado, lemongrass ginger, dulce de leche, black coconut,...

TNC Fried Chicken (Massey, Auckland, New Zealand)

The first time we tried this was when the lockdown was downgraded to Level 3 here in Auckland last September 2021. That downgrade means we can now buy takeaways and after 5 weeks of not being able to do so, the day it was lifted, a barrage of customers flooded...