Wellington is getting more like Melbourne by the minute. I’m loving the swanky new Press Hall; gourmet food eatery/laneway with rooftop bar on Willis Street. It’s still a WIP so I’m told and am shocked there are still people that walk past who’ve never heard of it or been before. The signage and marketing needs a bit more work. Continue reading
I usually visit Greytown a few times a year and as soon as I arrive, I’m filled with a sense of calm. An obligatory stop was made again at 2 short whites eatery and preservatory. It’s situated in a newly developed area at 76 Main Street Greytown. The location is dangerous though, as it’s near the most gorgeous boutique Deluxe, so then suddenly my lunch becomes costly. Continue reading
I was so excited to learn that the Beach House & Kiosk, a former cringeworthy café, not far from my Brooklyn hood, had been kissed by a frog and turned into a Princess. All credit of course goes to ex Elements café owners Scott and Nicola Barrett. These guys have a great rep and they’ve struck gold yet again.
6th visit to Melbourne and this time blogging was my purpose, with a wee spot of shopping and sightseeing thrown in for good measure. My eatathon will be one I won’t forget quickly and has set the scene for future visits.
The long wait for this funky new dumpling joint (sister to the one on the Terrace) to open on Boulcott St, is over. The anticipation and hype they created on social media has paid off. Dumpling’d number two people has arrived!
What a wee find Origami was on my walk along upper Cuba Street recently. Perfect for our Sunday quick, cheap and cheerful lunch.
The menu has a a wide selection of bento, sushi, ramen dishes so it took us awhile to make a decision. Cold, hungry and saturated as we caught in the downpour on our 10km walk, were keen to order. Hubby chose the gyoza (vege dumplings) for a shared starter. He absolutely loved them. I thought they were ok. I had the pork cutlet salad which was served with miso soup. It was so delicious. Hubby had a very tasty beef noodle soup, which warmed the cockles of his heart.
Whilst I was hoeing in on my salad, I spotted a table advertisement for an iced green tea latte. Boom. Even though it was a chilly day, I wasn’t going to pass up on this opportunity. This took me back to China where I discovered it. It kinda tastes healthy but is not really, made with healthy matcha but lots of sugar so ok for a rare treat.
Second visit, I tried the chicken and vege set with miso. It was divine and the veges were al dente just like I like them. Portions are great so I didn’t need the rice, so a good paleo dish. They offer a glutenfree and vegetarian menu too.
Service was friendly and efficient, however as this place is really spacious and elongated in style, staff work down the back, so you may have to wave or holler for their attention (hoping the former not the latter!). It’s clean and light, with funky Japanese murals on the wall. I defo will return as there are so many yummy dishes to try, including the green tea icecream. Itadakimasu.
First stop Shanghai via business class with Air New Zealand. A sensational way to start our holiday. The food, entertainment and service was amazing. The 10 day tour was the best way to see a lot in a short time. It was very flexible and gave us independence. http://www.chinaodysseytours.com Continue reading