Sometimes, I may not be able to prepare food at home. I also would be too lazy to go to a restaurant. Those are the times when I would order food online.
I have ordered food before from various restaurants in Auckland. Some restaurants allow only ordering by phone and some others have online ordering facility. I personally like to order food online since I get more time to read through the menu and decide. In the past, I have had tough experiences communicating my order to the person who takes the order on the phone. On a couple of occasions, wrong food got delivered to me due to communication problems. Hence I prefer online ordering.
East restaurant in Ponsonby, Auckland is a restaurant that supports online ordering of food. I had never tried food from that restaurant and I was curious to find out how it tasted. I was warned by one of my friends that the food in that restaurant was not good. There were a few others who said it was definitely not bad and one of my close friends said he really enjoyed eating there. Read more →
Food is generally considered as one of the necessities of life. But, as far as I am concerned, it is more than just necessity. I consider it as one of the many pleasures of life. It appeals more to my senses than just hunger.
To keep up with my passion for food, I often try different kinds of food in different restaurants. Some people usually have favourite restaurants and they like to restrict themselves to those few restaurants whenever they go out for lunch or dinner. They don’t try different options.
But I am completely opposite to that. In fact, I often search online for new restaurants that have come up in my city, not necessarily because I am bored of the usual restaurants. But, I like to explore what new restaurants have to offer.
Keeping up with that spirit, I decided to try the ‘Nite Spice Indian restaurant’ in Manukau, Auckland for dinner one night. When I first read the name of the restaurant, the word ‘spice’ caught my attention since I am a fan of spicy food. Apart from that, it is an Indian restaurant and Indian foods are usually spicy. All these got my hopes high. Read more →
This is one of my favourites, I tend to serve it with a portion of rice, peas and mushrooms. Read more →
1tbsp olive oil
4 spring onions, sliced
150g cherry tomatoes, halved
mushrooms Read more →
I first came across J.P.Nawani or as he told me”call me Nawani”, in Lower Hutt within his restaurant Mr India Tandoori Restaurant & Takeaway. I was struck by his charismatic nature and his ability to keenly explain how his meals were prepared and cooked to perfection. I was impressed before I had even had a chance to savour my starter, which was obviously a sign of confidence that I was certainly in for a treat. I was. I tried the Prawns Koliwada which is battered in chickpea flour mixed with garlic, ginger and spices and then finally lightly fried. Read more →
A key attribute in being able to express delight in the tasting of cuisine is being able to provide support to the owners, managers and chefs of many of our great food establishments.
There is a wealth of online opportunity to promote cuisine, restaurants and takeaways which will bring to attention the variety of meals on offer which we are in the lucky position of being able to write about and promote.
In turn we help encourage people to either frequent a restaurant or order online. Support your locals and also support the variety of cuisine on offer.
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Having arrived in New Zealand in 2005 from the UK I was instantly struck by the diversity and richness of the food and drink industry. So much choice of frequenting an excellent restaurant, cafe and even ordering from a restaurant takeaway. Read more →
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