Happy days at Happy Boy 🙌

Neon lights, communal long bench tables & chairs and friendly staff taking trays of FLUFFY white baos filled with a mouth-watering range of fillings including the likes of katsu pork, fried chicken, kiwi beef….what’s not to LOVE about Happy Boy?! This cult eatery has been on my list for a long time, but unfortunately I…

Industry Zen, taking you to the Izakayas in Japan

Today I went to Industry Zen to taste their new lunch menu. The last time I went was my first visit to this establishment and my memories of the impressive presentation was still vivid: it was a time where Japanese gazebos were where my salmon fillet lay and little pieces of sushi rested on a…

A piece of Shanghai in Auckland

We stumbled across a new strip of Chinese restaurants that opened in Albany, not very far away from the Mega Centre, which made it a convenient spot for shoppers and tourists alike. We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of Chinese cuisines on offer: there was hotpot, dumplings, spicy szechuan cuisine, cult eatery Eden Noodles…

A new centre for brunch lovers in Takapuna

Brunching around Auckland has always been my favourite weekend activity. Centro Takapuna’s large, spacious interior and its lavish-looking gold exterior have caught my eye on my drive back home the other day. Paying a visit to Centro last Saturday definitely made my weekend. With cool hanging lights and a bustling vibe, Centro definitely has an…

Easter Special: Hot X Bun French Toast

Thinking about how to get rid of excess hot x buns at home after excessive buying over Easter? Well if you are, then you’ve definitely made the right call on clicking into this post. I’ve created some hot cross bun french toast to sample these tasty morsels in a different way! Ingredients: Hot cross buns…

A mesmerizing experience in the sky

—2018 Easter Sunday— — Easter High Tea at Orbit Restaurant, Sky City— Beautifully presented and carefully curated assortment of savoury and sweet bites, I think I might have just found a perfect way to ease into my Staycation in Auckland this summer. After wanting to go to Orbit for a long time, I was finally…

Berry nut pumpkin spice pancakes

Another weekend, another opportunity to get creative. As a self-claimed foodie, I felt that it was time for me to sharpen up my culinary skills after brunching for a couple of years now.  So last Sunday, I made two batches of pancakes: the pumpkin spice pancakes (made with home made pumpkin puree) and the berry…

Euro 17/18: Munich

During December in 2017, I went on a month long trip to Europe. It was my first time visiting in Europe and having a white Christmas! There were many highlights during the trip but I thought Munich would be where I want to start. While Germany may be the largest economy in Europe and a…

An elegant afternoon spent High Tea-ing

Afternoon tea were always excuses for me to snack, whether it’s getting a cheeky cheese cracker or a guilty chocolate treat, I can always find food at home to satisfy my not-actually-very-hungry stomach. However, I started noticing the concept of high tea after seeing pictures of assortments of beautiful baking on flawless tea and plate…

Ice cream- A beautiful addition to life

Ice cream on a scorching summer day on the beach; ice cream on a cold day when you’re snuggled away at home by the fire; ice cream on a happy day to double the joy; and ice cream on a gloomy day to help fight the negative energy! Ice cream is the perfect go-to comfort…

A few thoughts after celebrating Chinese New Years

Chinese New Years (CNY) is almost certainly one of the most important festivals that Chinese people all around the world celebrate every year. The celebrations kick off at Chinese New Year’s Eve (which was the end of January this year) and linger for almost half a month afterwards, with the Lantern Festival marking the end…

Coffee Culture at its best in Wellington

To be honest, as a girl who was born and bred in China, the charm of coffee has never really hit me- mostly because my idea of coffee resembles something fancy and icy, topped with cream and sweet sauce served in a cute green cup. Inevitably, after living in Auckland for more than 10 years,…