Treasure Kitchen

Treasure Kitchen

Review by Alexia. Treasure Kitchen, great name. And what a treasure it is, in an area of town that so badly needs it. There are a few hidden gems amidst the $2 shops and dodgy takeouts of Henderson’s main street, and Treasure Kitchen possibly shines the brightest. Opened only a few months ago, the chefs […]

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Tiger Burger

Tiger Burger

Review by May-Lee Wong. Food trucks and pop-up restaurants have been transforming Auckland’s dining landscape over the last few years, gracing us with innovative, inventive and affordable food. But sometimes one doesn’t want to have to wait for the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month to eat such food, so happy news it was […]

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Paasha Turkish Kitchen

Paasha Turkish Kitchen

This recent round of judging for Metro magazine’s Cheap Eats special has provided a few pleasant surprises, one of my favourites being the discovery of Paasha in New Lynn. I really struggle to find good Turkish food in Auckland so was delighted to be asked to judge this small unassuming place I had heard so […]

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Nanam Eatery – Revisited

Nanam Eatery – Revisited

When we first visited Nanam last year, it was the highlight of our Cheapeats year.  The fresh flavours, interesting food combinations and generous portions beautifully presented, all at reasonable prices, were memorable.  We were curious to see how things were faring a year on. Colleague May-Lee Wong and another friend joined me for dinner.  We […]

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Pasta e Cuore

Pasta e Cuore

Every once in a while we visit a restaurant that is totally worth stretching the Cheapeats budget by a couple of dollars.  So it is with the outstanding artisan Italian pasta restaurant, Pasta e Cuore. Owner  Stefania Ugolini originates from the Bologna region of Italy, known for its delicious food offerings.  She comes from a rich […]

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Ramen Takara Ponsonby

Ramen Takara Ponsonby

Ramen seemed like just the ticket on a cold stormy Auckland night and the perfect comfort after risking life and limb driving through Ponsonby in torrential downpour. We are huge fans of Ramen Takara in Browns Bay so were keen to check out the Ponsonby branch. It was a light, cheerful, fun contrast to the […]

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