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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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Betsia Kebabs

Kebabs are simple meals but it’s amazing how easy it is to go wrong with them. I am a big fan of Middle Eastern food but have suffered many a kebab, salad or rice meal with brownish lettuce, dry meat and average flavours. I am pleased to report that none of the above occurred when we...

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Hansan

It had me at the waterfall. I had driven past Hansan and seen the “weeping glass” waterfall and thought that it was an interesting décor choice for a restaurant. It was only recently that I found out that it offered delicious Vietnamese food at Cheapeats prices. We had friends coming...

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