Eating in Hakuba

There were so many delicious places to eat in Hakuba. Here is a review of some of my favourites: Bos: a one man show, where the young chef cooks everything in front of you. It is really small, so unless you plan on going early, I would definitely recommend booking. The most popular dish is…

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…

Recipe: Butter chicken (healthy)

We all love ourselves a good ol’ butter chicken, evidenced by the fact that I have posted two recipes on my blog! Butter chicken can be pretty indulgent, however not with this recipe. This recipe is surprisingly light without compromising any of the rich flavours that butter chicken offers – after all, it’s all in…

Recipe: Afghans

Afghans are SUCH an understated biscuit. I think the reason for this is probably because the spectrum of afghans can be pretty wide, that is, store-bought afghans can taste very different to the ones wee grandma makes at home. In my opinion, homemade afghans are seriously the best, I can almost never resist. All store-bought…

The Fork & Tap

The Fork and Tap (51 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown) A cosy little pub in the corner of Arrowtown, how could you go wrong? Everywhere needs somewhere warm to go after a day on the slopes and The Fork and Tap has a pretty good name for itself. Live music each Wednesday night, a massive blackboard with…

Akarua Wines & Kitchen

Akarua Wines & Kitchen (265 Arrowtown – Lake Hayes Road, Arrowtown)   Previously known as Walnut Cottage, Akarua is a cutesy little cottage located just out of Arrowtown, not much further than Millbrook. After pulling into the gravel carpark, we made our way to the entrance across the sun-streamed patio and outdoor tables. We were welcomed…

Gili Trawangan

A tourist destination as popular as Gili Trawangan usually means one of two things: lots of incredible food (survival of the fittest and all that) and lots of tourist scams. Unsurprisingly we got both, despite our best efforts to avoid the latter. Fortunately, we stumbled onto some real crackers very early on, so we always…

Recipe: French Toast

If I don’t have plans to eat out, my next favourite thing to do when I wake up in the weekend is to make brunch. Not only does it start my morning off in a productive way, but who doesn’t like starting the weekend off with some delicious food! As a kid, I was pretty…

Amisfield Vineyard & Bistro

Amisfield Vineyard & Bistro (10 Lake Hayes Road) All I knew about Amisfield is that Princess Kate and Will had eaten here when they came for their visit to New Zealand. Based on that, my expectations were high – and they were certainly exceeded by the absolutely fantastic experience that we had. It was a…

Toasted Spiced Chickpea Salad

I love finding new salad recipes, especially at the end of the summer when it can be hard to get new ideas so you end up having the same thing every day. This salad is quick, easy and fresh – and like the best of summer salads, it is super colourful. The haloumi adds a…