Getting a haircut has become a bit of an event. Maloney’s are pretty much the best in the business, but with their barbers being such a valued supply, the men of central Auckland have responded likewise with demand. There are no appointments, and on any given day the wait can be up to 45 minutes or more. […]Read more "Farina Restaurant: For Food Wise Guys"
So you’re going clothes shopping with Mrs P, like you normally do. It’s one of her regular favourites on one of your favourite strips in Auckland: Ponsonby. Shopping is one of those parts of being a husband that is too often unappreciated. Pay attention, make appropriate comments, and you get a say in how good […]Read more "Ma Cherie. Amour."
The MTV Movie Awards are known for giving winners a golden popcorn trophy. Personally, I think they’re being short changed. I’d much rather hold a cup of this above my head in triumph, then greedily chow down on it while doing the post award interviews. It has all the intangible resonance of a successful Indiana Jones […]Read more "Giapo Caramel Popcorn Gelato – Blockbuster Flavour"
Sorry, faithful readers, I’m still on a poor internet connection. It took me three goes to log in to WordPress today, and I’ll probably lose several paragraphs before this post is written. Nevertheless this Pad See Ew recipe from The High Heel Gourmet is too good to let any internet connection peccadillos stand in the way. Some might […]Read more "High Heel Gourmet’s Pad See Ew"
There might be an official story behind the name Mekong Baby. It’s not made explicit on their website though. My version involves a newborn baby carried down the Mekong River in a bamboo basket. As the child passes through each territory, families who cannot take on another mouth to feed, still take the time to place […]Read more "Mekong Baby – The Golden Child"
We’d just checked into our hotel and were hungry. Problem is, when check-in time is 3pm on Sunday, you can have a lot of trouble finding a good place to eat. Good thing we were staying just next door to Depot then, they’re open from 7am everyday. In another stroke of luck, Depot is relatively quiet at 3pm on […]Read more "Depot – First Stop to Casual Romance"
Mrs P and I have just got back from a night in the city. We got ourselves a hotel room, and ate ourselves silly. There have been fish sliders, pork cannelloni, and calamari with a passion fruit sauce. In other words, we’ve made a lot of memories over plates of delicious food, just begging to […]Read more "Moustache – Cookies and Dreams"
Mrs P loves her some noodles. Unfortunately, I’m rarely happy with the way our noodles turn out when we make them at home. Happy as we are to acquire them from our favourite takeaway joints, I’ve always felt a little disappointed that I couldn’t provide the same noodle satisfaction at home. Enter Sam Han’s fantastic […]Read more "Char Kiwi Way Teow (By Way of The Bonding Tool)"
Winter is in full swing. We’ve suffered some terrible cold, and the country overall has endured weather that has challenged or bested the record books in ferocity. None of that has cooled my desire for frozen treats though. In trying to bring the blog back to regular transmission I have indulged in several kinds in the past week. Unfortunately, while the photos […]Read more "Joshua’s Lemon and Lime Sorbet"
Our most recent endowments from the burger gods have felt less like blessings and more like wrath dressed up as moving in mysterious ways. When no-one else is doing it properly, it’s time to try doing it yourself. This recipe from Sofia over at Papaya Pieces has been calling out to me since day one. […]Read more "Papaya Pieces’ Chicken Tofu Burger – Redemption"