The Angus Steak house

Posted on 13 April 2008 under Restaurant Reviews | Comments Off on The Angus Steak house

Dont go there if you’re vegetarian or have a small appetite. The meals are absolutly huge ,but incredibly tasty. Its definatly a carnivore/manly restaurant with giant size slabs of good looking steak. The Angus is an Auckland institution that has been around forever, which has not long moved from its long term home on the corners of Swanson Street and Albert Street right in the heart of the city to its 8 Fort lane which is off Fort street. Its gone from being a bit squashed and cozy to big and open and roomy in a great old brick building with high ceilings… just gorgous building. The Service was incredible and the food matched. There was a great selection of salads, loved the israeli couscous and the potato salad was plain but excellent.I had a scotch fillet with garlic mmmmmmmmmmmm perfectly cooked and delicious.

You can contact them on (09)3797-815 or by going to their website

www.angussteakhouse.co.nz

yum cha

Posted on 20 January 2008 under Restaurant Reviews | Comments Off on yum cha

The Chinese have the right idea when it comes to going out for brunch. Yum Cha really is the best thing since sliced bread

I love this wonderful phenomenen of getting little plates of food with different tasty morsels on them , and trying a variety of different goodies, some of them fantastic, some of them good and some that may not be your particular taste.

We went to the Sunny Town Restaurant in Newmarket today for Bruces Birthday , we have been there about 4 times now and tried lots of interesting things, and I have developed some real favourites ;……. oh my goodness im such a dumpling fan , especially the prawn ones and the pork and spring onion ones. and delicious egg tarts.

I tried chicken feet today …… really didnt like those that much but at least now I can say I have tried them.

If you have never tried Yum Cha , take it from me , you really have to go and try it sometime , you so dont know what your missing out on

Malabar Licensed Cafe

Posted on 19 November 2006 under Restaurant Reviews | Comments Off on Malabar Licensed Cafe

We went to this Cafe/Restaurant last night and OMG it was amazing.The cafe has only been open for about 6 weeks , and runs from around 7 am to varying times during the week from late afternoon to evening service and from 7.30 am till late on the weekends. With different menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner they cater for everybodies gastronomic needs.

We were greeted by a lovely waitress, freindly and efficient and made us feel very welcome.

The dinner menu gave a real variety of goodies to choose from , it wasn’t a huge selection which was great as you didnt get overwhelmed by choice, they had about 8 entrees, 2 choices of platters of starters to share and 5 main course choices with about 6 wonderful sounding side dishes .Things like rosemary potatoes, asian greens, chargrilled veges, rocket and parmesan salad and taro chips.

For our starters we chose the mezze platter on the menu it stated that it could serve 2-4 and wow it was a very generous serving, complete with super fresh slices of french bread and crisp grissinis. It had a wondeful creamy fetta, Telegraph hill lemon infused olives, a great mix of char grilled veges and fabulous Dolmades with some tasty hummus and tzatziki on the side……. just sublime.

For our mains we both had the same meal which was just exquisite. Lapschoung smoked scotch fillet served with currant and juniper berry jus and we had the rosemary potatoes and chargrilled veges on the side. The meat is all sourced locally and it is also organic. I have to say this was the very best piece of steak I have had in a very long time. it was cooked to absolute perfection and just melted on the tongue. The plates were decorated with some Balsamic drizzle which just complemented the meal really well and the garnish was fresh herbs , a little mint,dill, basil and parsley . I happened to grab a piece of chargrilled eggplant with some fresh mint on my fork and there was an orgasimc taste explosion in my mouth with that combination. The chef Matthew Heath really does know his stuff and he knows how to cook the most perfect rare steak.

They had quite a comprehensive beverage list for you to choose from and their dessert menu had my mouth watering but I was so full if I had eaten anything else I probably would have exploded. On their blackboard menu they had a banana and nougat filo which gave me an instant drool thought so maybe I can try that another time.

This is a family run cafe with the owners sons working front of house and in the kitchen and its a good combination.They pay great attention to detail and make you feel very welcome and relaxed with the atmosphere , good music and totally awesome food with tasty coffee and great service.

You can find them at 2/135 Main Highway,Ellerslie Auckland

phone 09 525 1303

The Rating of this Restaurant/cafe would be

5 chefs

Well done Boys keep up the great work

The Spicy House

Posted on 12 November 2006 under Restaurant Reviews | Comments Off on The Spicy House

This is a great little Szechuan Chinese Restaurant based in Dominion Road Auckland.

We have been there a few times now and the food is consistantly great for a very reasonable price. Its authentic and always popular with Young East Asians. The food has a bit of a kick to it in that it is spicy but you can have it mild or much hotter if you prefer.

Each time we have been we have had a choice of 3 different dishes from their extensive menu along with steamed rice and as much green tea as you can drink. We have not had the same dish twice .The food is amazing using lots of fresh ingrediants and good generous servings. My favourite things so far have been the chicken curry which had chunks of lebanese cucumber through it which was a surprise but oh so very tasty and the kong shang tai which was vibrant green water spinach that was mixed with lots of crushed garlic and it seemed to be boiled and slightly salty .Absolutly incredible, I still have the taste in my mouth just thinking about it.

They are open fairly late with a constant stream of patrons through the door at any one time. It is a very relaxed , freindly and clean establishment with awesome food
and I would highly reccomend them