Monthly Archives: July 2014

Addington Coffee Co-op

Having just finished lunch at Shangxi Noodles,  we decided to take a walk around the area where we saw Addington Coffee Co-op.  We decided to pop in for a leisurely cup of coffee.

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C1 Espresso

We came in yesterday to view their menu and counter food and then popped out again as there was not anything of interest on the menu.  Except lots of bagels, and your ordinary breakfast menu such as big breakfast, eggs … Continue reading

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Shangxi Noodles

This is our second time we have visited this place.  Shangxi Noodles specialises in Hand cut noodles, hand pulled noodles, scrape spared and knife pared noodles.  They also do a small selection of dim sum dishes, but on this occasion we … Continue reading

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Roots Restaurant

Having recently come runner-up in the latest cuisine’s  good food guide 2014, I decided to give this place a try to see what makes them special and to win an award Roots offer a blind degustation menu of either  5 or … Continue reading

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Tin Lung Heen

Another trip to Hong Kong is complete without having some good quality dim sum.  I decided to head to Tin Lung Heen located in the Ritz Carlton within the Elements Shopping Centre in Kowloon, as it was close to the … Continue reading

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Red Hill

Red Hill is a Chinese restaurant specialising in Sichuan cuisine.  It is located upstairs next to Cinta, Malaysian Kitchen restaurant, which is directly opposite Te Aro Park and the set of public toilets.

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Fidels

One would say Wellington is the Cafe capital of New Zealand, I am glad I live this this great little city with the abundance of good cafes serving up delicious coffee where a double shot espresso is the norm.

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Mexico Wellington

Finally, what we (or shall I say “I” have all been waiting for), Mexico has finally arrived in Wellington.  after months of anticipation I decided to come here on their second day of opening.

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Big Thumb – Take 2

I have always been skeptical having yum cha at Big Thumb. Every time I walk past I see very few Chinese people dining here for both lunch and dinner. Generally a rule of thumb how good a honest restaurant is … Continue reading

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Cafe Jerusalem

Out hunting for some brunch, as Plus 1 and I did not feel like the usual bacon and eggs.   Last time we were in Kerikeri we found this Middle Eastern place called Cafe Jerusalem, which was not open.  We decided … Continue reading

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