Monthly Archives: July 2013

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Hong Kong

Joel Robuchon L’Atelier is one of four 3 Michelin starred restaurant in Hong Kong according to the 2013 Hong Kong Macau Michelin Guide.   Joel Robuchon is known as the “Chef of the Century”, owning restaurants from Paris, Las Vegas, … Continue reading

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Best Pineapple Cakes at Chia Te

The best Taiwanese pineapple cakes can be found at Chia Te in Taipei.   Chia Te has been around since 1975 and has one outlet in Taiwan, which is located in Taipei city.  It is always crowded with excited customers, so … Continue reading

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Ortega Fishshack

Roaming the streets of Wellington on a cold winters evening in search for some dessert lead us to a restaurant specialising in contemporary fish cuisine, known as the Ortega Fishshack.  What lead me to this place on my first visit was the … Continue reading

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Floridita’s is one of Wellingtons busiest cafe/restaurants  offering an extensive, interesting and varied menu, from breakfast to brunch to lunch to dinner and desserts which changes seasonally.  Floriditas focuses on using fresh locally sourced produce and are known for their … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Cafe

During a weekend trip to Christchuch I had the pleasure of exploring the post quake city where most of the streets in the CBD is now open to the public and where life in the city centre is slowing picking … Continue reading

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L’Escargot Rouge Deli

Strolling around Akaroa on a Sunday morning in search for something to eat for brunch were limited to the local four square (large diary/small supermarket), a pub or this small boutique french deli. We decided to go in as this … Continue reading

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Ma Maison Restaurant

Trying to decide where to dine in Akaroa was a difficult choice between two resturants which we had narrowed down Ma Maison and The Little Bistro, we decided upon Ma Maison due to the larger number of options available on … Continue reading

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Hui Lau Shan

This place is a must every time I am in Hong Kong, due to the fact I am a huge mango fan.  Hui Lau Shan is a chain of healthy dessert shop specialising in sweet dessert soups, snacks and desserts, where … Continue reading

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Tim Ho Wan – Hong Kong

Tim Ho Wan dim sum specialist is renowned as the cheapest Michelin Star restaurant.   The chef  Pui Gor who was the former chef of Lung King Heen (three Michelin star restaurant located in the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong) opened a … Continue reading

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Ginger and Garlic

Decided to make a weekend trip to Timaru as we had not been in here a long time.   I was taken back to how nice this small town was, with the historic architecture.   It was ashame to hear that most … Continue reading

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