Author: Alexia

Sandringham super cheap eats: Shubh and Venkys 0

Sandringham super cheap eats: Shubh and Venkys

This is less of an extensive review and more of an observation from the recent round of judging for Metro’s Cheap Eats special. Basically I learned that if cash was really tight, I could still have a great meal in Auckland. Especially in Sandringham at Shubh and Venky’s. I was...

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Acho’s

As usual it was a fast and furious few weeks of judging for Metro’s Cheap Eats and we discovered a few great spots we hadn’t visited before. One of these was Achos in St Kevin’s Arcade, a funky little Japanese joint with its chairs in the centre of this beautiful...

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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....

Madang Korean 0

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...

top cafe dumpling house 0

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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