Category: Asian

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Dumplings with Wings

An international range of dumplings at Dumplings on Wings… We came here because: We wanted a change of dumpling scenery. Sometimes we crave dumplings that are a little more high brow, and swing away from the usual options of pork and cabbage or pork and chives. The décor was: Basic,...

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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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Basu Lounge

Basu Lounge is a tiny, dark restaurant hidden away along the Lake Road strip of shops and it is one of the hidden gems in Takapuna. We visited Basu Lounge because one of our readers said that there is a mini fan debate between Lake Dumplings’ beef noodle soup and...

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