Category: Asian

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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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Tanpopo Ramen

I believe ramen is one of the best cures for pretty much anything, a cold, a heartache and especially good for a gross rainy night. On one drizzly cold night we went to one of our favourite ramen places downtown, Tanpopo Ramen. When you walk in the staff yell ‘irasshaimase’ across...

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Viet Kitchen

Viet Kitchen fills a gap for Vietnamese food on the busy Dominion Road Asian food strip.  I love the freshness of Vietnamese cuisine, and was keen to  sample their food. We arrived on a Friday evening, were warmly greeted by staff and led to an available table.  The decor is...

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Shaolin Kung Fu Noodle

We’ve long been fans of Shaolin Kung Fu on Dominion Road and since we often get people asking for restaurants outside of the CBD we were only too happy to check out their Albany location. It’s in the middle of a strip mall, hidden behind Massey University, on Albany highway...

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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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