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Maldito Mendez

I have been a fan of Maldito Mendez for some time in their food truck form and was therefore very excited that they now have a permanent spot in the lovely Ponsonby Central. Seems so were a lot of other people, it was crazy busy even on a Tuesday, and...

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Yang Xian Sheng Steam Boat

Yang Xian Sheng Steam Boat is one of the many busy Asian restaurants that have sprung up along Dominion Road, conveniently located at the city end, near Countdown, Glengarry’s and many other restaurants. When we visited Yang Xian Sheng for lunch recently we were the only Europeans in the restaurant and no...

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Cheap Eats Mexican Round-Up

If you buy Metro magazine this month (December issue) you’ll see an in-depth analysis of Mexican food in Auckland. This is the result of me selflessly researching every joint in town (and ending up the size and shape of a burrito by the end of it). I won’t repeat it all here as...

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Cafe Abyssinia

Alexia was introduced to this new restaurant in the course of doing some research for the Herald, and I volunteered to check it out over lunch with a friend. Café Abyssinia is located at the rear of a new mall on Stoddard Road and is the creation of husband and wife...

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Bombay Chinese

It’s not often I find an Indian place that really takes my fancy, but recently on a story for the Herald, I met Darryl Fernandes and his Bombay Chinese in Three Kings and found something a cut above the regular offerings.  It’s only just a restaurant (three or four tables) but...

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Mumbai Chaat

I was keen to try this new vegetarian Indian restaurant that I discovered in my recent excursions to the Sandringham shops. I love the food of Southern India and in particular the snacks or “chaat” – the restaurant is owned by the Ambani family who immigrated from there. The Sandringham outlet...

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