I’ve had the pleasure of some pretty mouthwatering meals over the past few weeks. That got me thinking – where would I take you out to eat if you were visiting me (assuming, of course, we share similar tastes)?
The frugal food tour
Breakfast: Muzza’s Pies – because pies are awesome and Muzza’s is the real deal.
Lunch: Dominion Rd for delicious Asian food – whether it’s silken noodles at Shaolin Kung Fu, spicy pork mince dan dan noodles at Eden Noodle, dumplings at Barilla/New Flavour, or something else. There is no shortage of mouthwatering choice.
Dinner: Burger Burger – the best damn burgers I’ve ever had in my life. Bun, patty, vegetables, cheese, sauce – every ingredient is pitch-perfect and together create a completely scrumptious symphony in your mouth.
The fancier food tour
Breakfast: Parnell French market - goodies of your choice.
Lunch: Seafood by the waterfront - down around Wynyard Quarter, probably somewhere around the Fish Markets.
Dinner: Cazador - homey, unpretentious and consistently good, though caters more for the meat eaters among us.
We’d also have to make at least one dessert stop at some point – Kohu Rd for gourmet, artisan goodness, or all the way out to somewhere like Kumeu for fresh fruit ice cream. Be a crime not to.