Video: Japan

Oh Japan. I think back now to the short, sweet time we had together, and boy do I miss you. Your landscape: incredible. Your people: humble and kind. Your food: absolutely delicious. Your infrastructure: clean and efficient. Can I come back yet?

Video: SE Asia Part 2

When we arrived in Asia (December 2014) we headed straight for the islands in Thailand to celebrate New Years. After that we did some diving and RnR before heading up to the north of Thailand and across to Laos. It was a very diverse couple of weeks that we spent in these parts; each day…

Video: SE Asia Part 1

Travelling for two months through SE Asia with a bunch of mates was honestly one of the coolest things I have ever done in my life. Our group changed quite a bit – friends came and went, and we met new people along the way, which meant that the group never ceased to be interesting….

Little Penang

Little Penang (40 Dixon Street) I don’t think it would be an outrageous call to state that Little Penang is basically a Wellington institution. Located in the heart of the city, Little Penang has made a name for itself by serving extremely cheap, hearty and delicious Malaysian food. It doesn’t serve alcohol, but the atmosphere…

Chicken Saagwala

On my trip to India I made it a goal to order something different every meal. You’ll be pleased to know that I didn’t order the same curry dish twice! One of the healthier options that I came across (most Indian curries use a stack of cream, and little to no vegetables) was the saagwala:…

Changi Airport, Singapore

Singapore’s Changi Airport: not the worst place for a layover. In fact, she’s actually pretty good. And if you are an avid traveller, it is highly like that you will end up in Changi with some serious time to kill at some point. The airport is absolutely enormous, and with a free sky train connecting…

Mr Go’s

Mr Go’s (59 Taranaki Street) A recent addition to Wellington’s modern Asian dining scene, I was highly skeptical of the place due to its green and pink (tacky) exterior. However, I was recommended it by some foodie friends of mine, and was keen to give it a try. The slightly odd decor grew on me over…

Spring Rolls

   I have always been a massive fan of spring rolls, but I can find they are really hit and miss. One of the most disappointing feelings is when you buy a spring roll and bite into it to discover there is next to nothing inside. The perfect spring roll has enough substance on the…

Restaurant 88

Restaurant 88 (88 Tory Street, Te Aro) This place does Vietnam proud. The food is classy, authentic and delicious, and the décor is of a similar standard. From the moment you walk in you will experience traditional welcoming Asian service, and a guaranteed fine-dining experience. And it’s so green. The big green 88 on the…

Miyabi Sushi

Miyabi Sushi (142 Willis Street, Te Aro) Located on Willis Street, this little place is extremely close to where I work so I pop down here often. It is tucked away in the Willis Street Village (opposite the Capital Market) alongside other shops such as a Vietnamese place as well as Sweet Release Cakes and Treats (which…