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March 19, 2018

Homemade pizza is a good way to use up random ingredients that have been hogging your fridge’s real estate. Most veg can be roasted or put on top raw. Sliced meats and even canned spaghetti can be used as a topping to work into a quick and easy meal. As I’m sure most of you […]

March 12, 2018

On Boxing Day last year, I took a walk around the city. Counting the number of brandy snaps I had eaten the day before, I realised that this number strangely correlated with the number of Malaysian restaurants I had just strolled past. It must have been 18,  or maybe 19. Nevertheless, it was with great […]

March 5, 2018

Serves two Usually after a few days of gorging meat and bread, I feel like I’ve fallen into five-a-day debt that even Berocca can’t save me from. This is a cheap and tasty soup that sneaks in some good veg. I can usually make this last for a dinner and a couple of lunches, but […]

February 26, 2018

As the Wellington hospitality industry prepares to be stampeded come late February, it seems appropriate to rank and compare some of our Capital’s finest BYO restaurants. Have you recently moved into a flat and are yet to fill your cupboards? Are the 10pm hall drinking curfews getting you down? A BYO night will likely solve […]

October 9, 2017

An uncontroversial charge would be that fish ‘n’ chips are the best result of British colonialism to date. Enduringly, according to Nielson research, it remains New Zealand’s most popular fast food, starving off competition from Dominos and sushi shops, and has affirmed its place in Kiwi culture and consciousness. Introduced to Britain by Jewish people […]

September 25, 2017

128a Vivian Street, Te Aro   For a creative exercise to succeed, it often requires equal parts hard work and dexterity. Add to that more than a mere suggestion of originality, and the ability to challenge the audience, without marooning them all together. This equation is close to being balanced at Taste of Home. Some […]

September 11, 2017

The reason why I wanted to create Kai on a Budget was to show students that we can eat healthy, spend little, and still have some putea mō te wīki whakatā mō ngā mea pai. Kai on a Budget gives a variety of healthy kai options so we can turn away from surviving on two […]

August 21, 2017

As one ambles through the instant noodle aisle of a supermarket, what can we make of industrial food’s best effort yet? Attempting to form distinctions between glossy laminated packagings of processed food can be an abstract and frustrating exercise, especially when it is in languages we don’t understand and flavours we aren’t accustomed to. In […]

August 7, 2017

Goo Dae Young, the protagonist of the hit K-drama Let’s Eat, describes Korean cuisine as a plain canvas that is waiting to be transformed into a tapestry through the addition of an array of strokes and hues.   As the street lights smeared blurry through the restaurant window, I gazed out onto a rain-dripped Dixon […]