Eating Abroad New Zealand

Christchurch to Auckland, a Food Tour

I’ve been doing quite the tiki tour around the country over the last month and contrary to common belief, it’s not glamorous, it’s tiring. There have been lots of 530am wake up calls, delayed flights, cancelled flights, diverted flights, and just plain old turbulence.…

September 27, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

Olive, Cuba Street

Most Friday nights involve a couple of drinks at work and then a stroll into town in search of a dinner destination that isn’t crap and doesn’t involve a wait of over an hour. I tell you from experience, it is a challenge. This…

September 23, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

Frugal Fare, a Week of Home Cooking

Many scoffed at our chances, many laughed in our faces, many simply just did not take us seriously, but we did it. We managed to go two whole weeks without eating out! Really. First world problems, I know, but we all have our vices.…

September 12, 2013
Eating In Savoury

Pies, Pies, Pies – Recipe

I once had an argument with my flatmate that everything would taste better with pastry. Naturally there are exceptions, not that I would have admitted it at the time, but I still stand by that claim. I think I’ve always loved pastry goods in one form…

September 5, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

Burger Wellington 2013, the Final Two

It’s been a week since Wellington on a Plate ended and a whole week since my last burger. It was fun while it lasted but I am glad it is over… have I got burger burn out? Burger fatigue? Blocked arteries? Not sure, maybe… actually,…

September 1, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

The Larder, Miramar

Wide roads, pavements illuminated only by the street lamps, and teenagers traveling in packs… yep, we were definitely in the burbs! If this were back in my teen days, I’d probably be heading to some house party with a four pack of smirnoff and…

August 29, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

El Matador, Cuba Street

I used to live in an apartment on Cuba St, pretty much across the road from El Matador. For months we watched the weathered and much loved Munchen Burger transform into a slick, much hyped Argentinean grill, complete with deliberately rustic decor which is…

August 26, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

Full Circle Feast, Ti Kouka

Ended up on the dinner table at Ti Kouka’s Full Circle Feast. This was after they had feasted on spent grains from Garage Project Brewery, bi-products from making corn chips (wonder if they get dip?), and other tasty morsels. Then they were let loose…

August 24, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

Pravda, Customhouse Quay

After extensive research, I’ve concluded that three courses is probably the right amount of time needed for a proper girly gossip. The ‘Law Girls’ usually get together for breakfast at Leuven every couple of weeks but there’s not really enough time to get into…

August 24, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

Burger Wellington 2013, the most disappointing

It had been 5 days since my last burger… the withdrawal symptoms were developing, the cravings were there, the shakes would be next. I thought LBQ’s Burg-As Bro burger would be just what the doctor ordered… and if they had, would have potentially led…

August 22, 2013