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."
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"
I was handed a review for this joint from The NZ Herald. The idea of modern Chinese fusion definitely piqued my curiosity, then when I saw pork and black truffle soup Xiao Long Bao, I knew I had to try this place as soon as humanly possible. That was, say Tuesday, and now I find myself on the […]Read more "The Blue Breeze Inn"
Convenience can tip the scales in your favour with me at lunch time. I was actually at Ponsonby Central to check out Maldito Mendez. However the menu wasn’t very clear to me and there were a lot of people already waiting (15 minutes after opening) at empty tables. Wang Thong, on the other hand, was completely empty. The sight of two sweet looking […]Read more "Wang Thong Thai Fusion – Larb Gai"
This is the pie I walk through the rain at 6:45am in the morning for. I do this because it tends to be so popular that early morning is the only time I can guarantee I’ll get my hands on these before clients take over my work day and the road work crews take over the pie […]Read more "Caramelised Pork Belly and Coriander Pie"
Remember Big Kahuna Burger? If you’re a big Quentin Tarantino fan you should. That’s that Hawaiian burger joint. Well, if Brad had gone to that Kiwi burger joint instead, Jules Winfeld would have found Burgerfuel providing the cornerstone of his nutritious breakfast. Burgerfuel is pretty much the Big Kahuna of our local burger joints. As you might […]Read more "Burgerfuel BBQ Roadster – Light on the Exhaust"