Author: Alexia

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Spicy Cuisine

Looking for new recommendations, I asked fellow food writer Anna King Shahab what her latest favourites were. She mentioned three places, but since we were really hungry we decided to go with Spicy Cuisine because she said it’s not as busy as some of the other places on Dominion Road....

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Madang

With Lynn in Canada for six months, it was high time for a catch up and we were craving Korean so we thought we’d check out Madang, which replaced the very popular Middle Eastern Café, on Wellesley Street. It was nothing flash interior-wise but warm and welcoming on a rainy...

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Top Cafe Dumpling House

I love a place that knows what it is, and what it does well. And there’s certainly no confusion at Top Café Dumpling House. It’s all about luscious pastry wrapped around juicy fillings, fried till delightfully golden. What’s not to love? There are 11 different types of dumpling, seven of...

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Shaka Bowl Poke

Why are there not Poke Shops everywhere in Auckland by now? It’s the perfect summer lunch (or early dinner too in the case of the recently opened Shaka Bowl) and combines the best of Asian flavours and New Zealand ingredients. Okay so it’s actually Hawaiian street food but it works...

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Ngopi

We’re not sure how Ngopi Cafe slipped under our radar (maybe because it closes at 8 and is closed on weekends?) but its name came up at a recent Metro Cheap Eats judging meeting from someone who eats an obscene amount of Malaysian, so we thought we had better check...

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Treasure Kitchen

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,...

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