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Best Banh Mi in Auckland

Banh mi is one of the few beautiful things to come out of an unhappy arranged marriage between Vietnam and colonialist France. The French brought their baguettes, liver pate and mayonnaise, and the Vietnamese their pickles, fresh herbs, and chilli. Fast-forward 130 years and you will find banh mi everywhere...

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Sunny Town

We came here because: We had heard there was a new Chinese restaurant that didn’t look anything like a Chinese restaurant, and were curious. The décor was: Japanese-Zen. It is all the rage in China at the moment for new eateries to emulate the calming, minimalistic aesthetic of Japan. Think...

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Miznon Melbourne

A recent visit to Melbourne presented me with a challenge – with all sorts of wonderful eating outlets, just where to go for lunch?  Fortunately, I came across Miznon, a casual restaurant serving modern Israeli food and my dilemma was solved. I came here because… I was looking for a lunch venue...

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Puha & Pakeha

In Auckland’s ever-growing international food scene, it is wonderful to visit a restaurant that is home to modern New Zealand food.  Puha & Pakeha brings together the traditional cooking techniques and flavours of Maori cuisine with those of modern New Zealand cuisine.  The result is a delicious flavour “fusion” created...

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Otto’s Mediterranean Kitchen

If you enjoy fresh flavourful food with a Greek and Turkish theme then you will enjoy Otto’s Mediterranean Kitchen, newly opened in the Fortieth and Hurstmere restaurant collective in Takapuna. We arrived during a busy lunch hour, and helpful staff guided us through the short menu, which represents the various...

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Belly Worship

Belly Worship is the new kid on the block in Dominion Road’s Chinatown. Not long ago I was reviewing a Chongqing-style noodle bar in the same spot that has since gone bust. Will Belly Worship stay for the long haul? It is certainly offering something none of its neighbours are....

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