Category: Central Auckland

Yong’s Hand Pulled Noodles 0

Yong’s Hand Pulled Noodles

Dumplings have moved out of the Dominion Road food wars spotlight, and have been replaced with the race for best noodle. More specifically handmade noodles. Whether they are hand-pulled or hand-cleavered, some old favourites include Shao Lin Kung Fu Noodles and Xi’an Food Bar. But there are some new kids...

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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Malay Parlour

Modern Malaysian and more on Ponsonby Road from the family of KK Malaysian. Jacky Lam, son of Aunty KK, has created a modern Malaysian and Asian food experience aimed at the trendy foodie in Ponsonby. This pint-sized restaurant has a simple, modern decor with not an Asian decor item in sight.  Well,...

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Happy Boy Eatery

Believe the hype. Happy Boy, the latest venture by the industrious team behind some of Auckland hospo’s best including Chinoiserie and Kiss Kiss, delivers both in concept and in execution. Happy Boy is the newest brainchild of Jasper and Ludo Maignot and Celeste Thornley, a vision in neon blue and...

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Satya Spice and Chai Shop

The closest thing I can liken Satya Spice and Chai Shop to, is a dive bar, of the sort you’d find nestled down the laneways of Budapest. The Spice and Chai Shop itself is in fact an alleyway that adjoins to a small Indian supplies store run by the good...

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