Dixie Barbecue

Dixie Barbecue

We’re big fans of the current trend for American Barbecue so were thrilled to find out there would be a food truck selling it’s slow-cooked smoky wares on Thursday night in front of one of our favourite liquor stores, Blanc, on Lincoln Road. What’s even better is that the kind folks at Blanc open their […]

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Daytime/Early evening Cheap Eat: Jiale Bun Shop

Daytime/Early evening Cheap Eat: Jiale Bun Shop

It’s a pity this place isn’t open later. It’s one of the cheapest Cheapeats we’ve seen in a while. On visiting North Shore Hospital we ducked across the motorway for a quick break from standard cafe fare (there’s only so many wraps and muffins a girl can eat). It’s part of the enclave of Asian […]

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The Street Food Collective

The Street Food Collective

The Ponsonby food scene is really cooking!  Finally someone has organised a home for our fabulous food truck operators to park and offer their delicious creations – thanks to the Clarks of Miss Moonshine’s restaurant.  They have created a space opposite their restaurant on Lot 3 which is called The Street Food Collective. You need […]

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Kairali South Indian Restaurant

Kairali South Indian Restaurant

South Indian cuisine is known for its abundant use of spices, coconut and vegetables and we have limited opportunity to enjoy this style in Auckland.  I have always enjoyed the food at the well-known Satya restaurants, so was keen to try the food at Kairali South Indian Restaurant in Royal Oak. The restaurant is located […]

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Crazy Noodle – Revisited

Crazy Noodle – Revisited

A visit to Crazy Noodle at its new location, June, 2015: Our first visit to Crazy Noodle was four years ago in a location tucked off Kent Street in Newmarket.  The building was not unlike a garage and the decor was plain to say the least.  However, it had a bustling trade of  clients.  When […]

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Mr Zhou’s Dumplings – Revisited

Mr Zhou’s Dumplings – Revisited

A visit to the renovated Mr Zhou’s Restaurant, May, 2015: We have been overdue to visit the renovated Mr Zhou’s Dumplings restaurant. I didn’t recognise the revamped layout from the original takeaways fit out.  Instead of the big counter and only a couple of tables,  there are now over 10 tables, nicely spaced, set with […]

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