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"
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"
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"
Having work, study, and, in Mrs P’s case, jury duty, can seriously get in the way of good kitchen time. All the better then to excuse us to eat out. I’ve been quietly keen to try Velvet Burger for quite some time. I spent a lot of after school job money on Burger Fuel when […]Read more "Velvet Burger Fort Street"
If you’re able, you’ve got to try this flavour, even if it’s just to say you’ve tried it. You get delicious gelato, large moon rock chunks of hokey pokey (including a large piece of hokey pokey dipped in chocolate and perched on top) and thin strips of smoky bacon with white chocolate. The idea shouldn’t really […]Read more "Bacon and Hokey Pokey Ice Cream"
I hadn’t eaten since 7:30am. When I had eaten, it was a bacon, egg, tomato and rocket Panini thing. The whole day I’d been sat in the same spot (literally, I didn’t stand up once) plugging away at the ins and outs of New Zealand Income Tax. Come 5pm, the part of my brain that […]Read more "The Food Truck Garage – Now in a Handy Restaurant Pack"
Very simply, this is a request for you to like a page for a very lovely lady on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/CommunityEarthOven Less simply, this initiative does work quite well with the general food theme of the blog. The lady in question has been my lecturer for tax this past semester, and as far as tax lecturers […]Read more "Whangateau Community Earth Oven – Special Request"
Does this do what it says on the tin? Do you get more awesome? If you’ve never quite let go of your inner eight year old this has the essence of dense, chocolaty, childhood delight. When I was young, the best ice cream was all about the bits you got inside. Usually, it was just […]Read more "Much Moore Awesome Chocolate Cookies & Fudge"