Review: Me & You

Me & You (58 First Ave, Tauranga) AsĀ Cafe 88‘s sister cafe, I was pretty excited when Mum suggested we head there for brunch. If it was half as good as Cafe 88, I was pretty sure that I would still enjoy myself. The place was absolutely packed, but we somehow managed to squeeze a table…

Kobe (Millbrook Resort)

KobeĀ (Millbrook Resort, Malaghans Road) Millbrook Resort is such a perfect getaway. With everything from golf courses (yes, plural), tennis courts, cafes and restaurants, a gym and pool, function facilities – it really is a one-stop shop. Although I haven’t spent much time there other than at the gym, tennis court and driving range, I can…

XuXu Dumpling Bar

XuXu Dumpling Bar (Corner of Galway and Commerce Streets) Talk about a secret little hideaway. This place is in such a central location, yet it is such an easy place to miss. Right across the road from the Britomart Train Station, it makes for not just a delicious stop, but a convenient stop – especially…

Cafe Hanoi

Cafe Hanoi (Commerce Street) Cafe Hanoi is in a great location; tucked away in the Excelsior Building right down in the heart of Britomart. It’s extremely inconspicuous; it would be too easy to walk straight past and not realise you had done so, if not for the Cafe Hanoi sign on the front door. It’s…

Recipe: Dumplings

Dumplings are one of those foods that I think have become particularly trendy in the last few years; if you asked people 10 years ago, I’m sure many probably wouldn’t even know what you were talking about. There is a huge spectrum for the quality of dumplings; it is so easy to go out and…

Recipe: Five spice pork with Asian greens

This meal takes a little longer than most of the other recipes on my blog, but it presents really beautifully and is incredibly tasty and fresh. Slow cooking the pork means that it stays tender and can soak up the flavours of the ingredients surrounding it. As you may have guessed by now, I love…

Fujiyama Teppanyaki

Fujiyama Teppanyaki (36 – 38 Taranaki Street) A dining experience like no other. I had never done teppanyaki before, and all I’d heard about it was that they throw food at you so be ready to catch! Fujiyama is on lower Taranaki Street and I have walked past it many a time. When my Mum…

Starlake Restaurant

Starlake (18/27 Te Mata Road) The Starlake Restaurant has long been a family favourite. Growing up, it was always a default for weekend take-aways, and as we have gotten older we tend to dine in more frequently when we come home for holidays. I can’t recommend more highly that when you go to Starlake you…

Recipe: Asian Slaw

A salad that serves as a funky, fresh side to any meal with an Asian marinade, or if you want to just eat it for lunch it is equally as delicious; you can make a big batch and leave it in the fridge for the week (just be sure to leave the dressing off until…

Fish, Bok Choy and Ginger Parcels

Easy, yum, delicious. They look fancy, they are fresh and they are so simple to make! I adore Asian flavours and they go so well when paired with fish. I’m always looking for ways to vary a fish recipe – turns out, it’s a pretty diverse food! Collect fish bok choy 1 cm ginger sliced…