The Lantern Alley

Set along the always happening K’ Road is new Asian fusion eatery, The Lantern Alley. Based on Shanghai street food and traditional Korean flavours, it is also heavily influenced by Chinese and Western flavours and cuisines. The space is long and narrow but is beautifully lit so feels spacious while also keeping an intimate ambiance. A…

Nanam

We’re back! After a long break overseas during Christmas and New Year, we are now back in Auckland and looking forward to continuing to bring you restaurant reviews from around the city. Nanam first opened its doors in March 2015, serving up authentic Filipino cuisine.It started out at the night markets in Auckland and eventually…

Kiss Kiss

Proprietors of Chinoiserie and L’Oeuf, Celeste Thornley and brothers Jasper and Ludo Maignot’s newest venture is Kiss Kiss in Balmoral. Modeled on a Chiang Mai style dining hall, the decor is pink, eclectic and like nothing else in Auckland. Street food is what’s on offer here and patrons sit at long communal tables sampling the…

Mulan

In terms of South East Asian cuisine, there’s a new kid on the block. Nestled in the heart of Birkenhead on the North Shore, Mulan delivers Malaysian food from the homeland of chef James Balakrishnan. Simply and authentically decorated, the menu is split into ‘Bites,’ ‘Picks,”Home,’ ‘Sweets’ and ‘Sides.’ Highlighted in each section is the…

The Dinner Club

A couple of weekends ago, we saw a great event advertised on Facebook. A collection of street food vendors all getting together and bringing their delicious offerings to an event space in Grey Lynn. Tucked away on a side street just off  Richmond Road were a selection of food trucks and huge communal tables to…