Floyds Island Bay

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We arrived here bang-on noon on a Sunday after a long walk, and after a local friend’s recommendation. I’d been here a few times before, pre-blogging days and just loved the food and the coffee.   Continue reading

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Arigato Origami

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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.

Fill ya boots!

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It was hubby’s turn to choose our wedding anniversary dinner. I actually now like delegating this task for him as it becomes a game of suspense. Tonight he surprised me with WBC; Wholesale Boot Company on Victoria St. This is the sister restaurant of Capitol in Wellington. I have been here for lunch a long time ago so this is my first dinner treat.

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Too Cool for School at Coolsville

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Cool. Coolio. Cool beans. Cool as a cucumber. Get the picture? I’m back in the burbs sniffing out new places and found Coolsville Trading Post located in the Hataitai shops. The name suggests you could rock up on ya’ horse and tie it up outside.  Continue reading

Hidden Havana

Hidden in Wigan St, is one of Wellington’s best kept secrets. When dining/drinking here, you forget you’re in Wellington. This is so unique.  And big sorry peeps, I’m not sure what happened to my awesome photos but trust me on this one, and stay with me on this culinary journey.  Continue reading

Pardon my Bahn-mi

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Wow the Bahn-mi Vietnamese stall located at the rear of the Capital Market on Willis Street, or near the front on the Edwards St entrance has become one of my ultimate fave lunch spots, especially on Fridays or Sundays. Continue reading

Xian highlights

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Arriving to an illuminated night view of Xian was breathtaking. Then to be checked in to the Grand Noble Hotel, our expectations just kept rising. It was very much like an InterContinental hotel. Continue reading