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Top Cafe Dumpling House

I love a place that knows what it is, and what it does well. And there’s certainly no confusion at Top Café Dumpling House. It’s all about luscious pastry wrapped around juicy fillings, fried till delightfully golden. What’s not to love? There are 11 different types of dumpling, seven of...

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Shaka Bowl Poke

Why are there not Poke Shops everywhere in Auckland by now? It’s the perfect summer lunch (or early dinner too in the case of the recently opened Shaka Bowl) and combines the best of Asian flavours and New Zealand ingredients. Okay so it’s actually Hawaiian street food but it works...

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El Sizzling Lomito

We’ve always loved  Corradino Anselmi’s El Sizzling Chorizo space at Ponsonby Central so didn’t need to be asked twice to go and check out El Sizzling Lomito, their new sandwich stall at the newly opened K’Road Food Workshop. On reflection, the word “sandwich” seems a slightly inadequate term when describing...

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Corner Burger

The rise of the gourmet burger joint has been a happy one.  Aucklanders now have more options available to them than they can shake a peanut butter thick shake at.  Some burgeries focus on simplicity done well whilst others offer all the bells and whistles and then some. So where does...

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Ngopi

We’re not sure how Ngopi Cafe slipped under our radar (maybe because it closes at 8 and is closed on weekends?) but its name came up at a recent Metro Cheap Eats judging meeting from someone who eats an obscene amount of Malaysian, so we thought we had better check...

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Treasure Kitchen

Treasure Kitchen, great name. And what a treasure it is, in an area of town that so badly needs it. There are a few hidden gems amidst the $2 shops and dodgy takeouts of Henderson’s main street, and Treasure Kitchen possibly shines the brightest. Opened only a few months ago,...

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