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Olive on Nuffield St

Posted in Merry Meals by dR with tags , , , , , , , on March 21, 2009 by dorinranee

It’s a beautiful Thursday and was out and about doing wedding stuffs. Checked out the Metropolis for the wedding night accomodation just before lunch with Jeff and a family friend Winnie. The room is gorgeousss with a spectacular view of the harbour. I can just imagine getting ready in my wedding dress with the gals already. Sigh. 🙂 I am just so thankful to God for this find because initially we planned to take a suite at Grand Hotel. Much more expensive and the view is…. the rooftop of the Sky City building. Bwahaha.

Anyway, Winnie will be leaving Auckland soon after 9 months of working holiday and I thought it would be nice to take her out for lunch and spend some time with her (she’s a good friend of sis btw). We chose Olive on Nuffield St… just because I had a stack of Entertainment Book vouchers that I tore out from the book itself that offered 2 for 1 main meals and I am determine to try as many before its expiry date June 1.

Considering my bridal diet (yea right!), I chose lamb salad. When it came, I thought it looked like a pile of leaves pulled from the garden. Where did the lamb go??? Ohhh, burried underneath those baby spinach. Aww… I’ve not got many comments about it. Like how do you comment on a salad? Well, it was light and the lamb tasty and I felt that I made the right choice for my bridal diet. @@ But seriously, it looked like a plate of leaves to be served to a giraffe when it arrived… that cost $21.

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And here’s what Winnie had; chicken and mushroom risotto. Ok, it had a fancier name than that but I didn’t bother memorising it. Had a taste of it and yea, just the regular risotto. Not very spectacular and I would always recommend Delicious in Grey Lynn for pasta and risotto. Aww.. that brings back some memory. That’s where Jeff and I had our unintended date before we got together. 😀

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And here’s one of Winnie… 🙂 Thanks for the great time sista! Wishing you the best in Kuching!

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Efrijalados

Posted in Merry Meals by dR with tags , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2009 by dorinranee

I had efrijalados (e-free-ha-la-dos) for lunch last Sunday at Ponsonby Foodcourt. I’ve always given the Mexican & Maya stall a miss and go for the usual Malaysian stall. I said to myself I should go for something different and not just stick to the usual. Had a little tongue twisting session while reading the mexican menu outloud before the cook finally came out and asked if I needed some recommendation. That’s how I ended up with efrijalados. 🙂 I enjoyed it and think it’s really healthy too. Didn’t leave me feeling heavy and sluggish.

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Voila! You like how it’s presented? It kinda look too busy for food but what the heck, I took it all in. It’s 2 tortilla with mince and topped with bean gravy with salad. Mmm… and helped myself to the salsa to spice it up a little otherwise it can taste quite bland.

HP8 on Newmarket

Posted in Merry Meals by dR with tags , , , , , , , on March 10, 2009 by dorinranee

If you’re looking for something cheap and to spice up your tastebud, check out this Dan Dan Mian (Dan Dan noodles), a favourite chinese staple food. I think it originated from Sichuan. Anyway, was recommended by a friend that it’s a must try. I was shocked to see that it’s only $4 per bowl! Wow wow! It’s plain looking with a bit of mince pork on it, but I tell you it’s super tasty. It’s got a strong garlic-y taste and almost overpowering; like a wasabi (mustard) effect up your nose. I would definitely have this when I feel a cold coming. 🙂 As they say, garlic is the best natural food to keep you away from cold. We also ordered some dumpling but unfortunately it took ages for it to arrived so after half an hour of waiting we left… with garlic breath. 🙂

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*Waiting for the dumplings to arrive…*