Jean Teng

Jean Teng is the food editor at Metro.

Food
Oct 3, 2020

It's 2020. How does a restaurant with the tagline 'love u long time' still exist?

White-owned 'Asian fusion' restaurants have been trading off casual racism for years.

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Vodafone
Aug 7, 2020

Disconnected under lockdown: What digital inequality looks like in a pandemic

Jean Teng talks to the organisations that kept vulnerable communities connected during alert level four.

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Chorus
Jul 28, 2020

How Covid-19 changed the hospo game permanently

Covid-19 forced this bustling restaurant to close its doors. But broadband kept the kitchen humming.

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Food
Jul 20, 2020

Not your average boozer: Boxer is set to raise the bar in Auckland’s cocktail scene

The small team behind the much-lauded Pasture is opening a bar – and true to form, it's going to be unlike anything we've seen in New Zealand before.

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Food
Jul 17, 2020

In defence of tofu, the maligned culinary chameleon

Jean Teng has had a lifetime of people telling her they despise tofu, when really they just don't know what to do with it – or have been served it by someone who doesn't.

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Food
Jun 17, 2020

Where to eat and drink at Auckland’s Commercial Bay: A curated guide

It's been a long time coming. Does Commercial Bay live up to the hype?

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Food
Jun 6, 2020

What went wrong with Eat Local NZ?

Eat Local NZ promised a more ethical alternative to Uber Eats. Now its founder says he's 'devastated and defeated' after falling out with his Australian business partner.

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Food
Jun 2, 2020

A dog and its human taste-test Aotearoa’s poshest canine cuisine

We disregard commonsense and 'only for pet consumption' labelling to review dog food fit for a king.

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coffee supreme
May 14, 2020

How to make supreme coffee at home

Jean Teng gets a lesson on the best ways to make top quality coffee from the comfort of her bubble.

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Food
May 11, 2020

With the delete Uber Eats campaign gathering pace, what are the alternatives?

Since Covid-19 hit the hospo industry hard, the tide has been turning against Uber Eats.

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Food
May 1, 2020

Fast-food shaming is not about backing your local, it’s about being an asshole

Perhaps it's time to ask yourself some hard questions about why you really disapprove so much.

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