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Mamak Malaysian Restaurant

For those unfamiliar with the term, Mamak refers to the Tamil-Muslims of Malaysia who own and operate often twenty-four hour street stalls. Mamak itself is a small place situated towards the back of the Chancery, with room for seating inside and out. Attention to décor is evident and there are gas-heaters and awnings to...

Satya – Mt Eden

Satya is hardly a well-kept secret. Most of you who are interested in good food will be aware of its existence. But since a fourth restaurant in the chain has just opened in Mt Eden we thought we should check it out just in case there is anyone who doesn’t...

Crazy Noodle Bar

We were told that this place had great food and I suspect that it does if you get to know the menu or try the more unusual dishes. Located on Kent Street in a little building all of its own, Crazy Noodle makes a convenient stop for a cheap meal...

Lebanese Cafe

Since interviewing a Lebanese woman in Christchurch for Next magazine some time ago, I have been searching for good Lebanese food in Auckland and have finally found it! The Lebanese Cafe on K-road is a pretty basic looking takeout but the adjoining dine-in space has its own special charm. Basic...

Barilla Dumpling

Of all the many Asian restaurants on Dominion Road, which one do you choose?  This one! Alexia had interviewed Al Brown the week before and he had raved about it so we had to see for ourselves. Barilla is one of the hole-in-the-wall Asian restaurants on Dominion Road. There is...

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