Author: May-Lee

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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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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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Chamate

Chamate is somewhat of an anomaly, a blip in the Asian restaurant scene in Auckland. Why? Because this restaurant has somehow managed to marry together the impossible: authentic Chinese food, ambience and service, all at an affordable price. William Chen recently wrote an article in Stone Soup about why Asian...

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Lowbrow

The Auckland dining scene has an ever-revolving door of new restaurants opening weekly, and a couple of weeks ago Auckland welcomed not one but 11 new eateries under the roof of 125 Queen Street at the new Queen’s Rise development, including Kyle Street’s new venture, Lowbrow. There is something at...

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Love Exposure

More Asian kitschy-cool, more squint inducing fluorescent lighting, more melamine and acrylic tableware – at Love Exposure. The family of restaurants by the Maignot/Thornley hospitality team, now includes their newest member Love Exposure. Bathed in green and purple light, it sticks out like a sore thumb on the corner of...

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