Tag: why I love

Why I love: Mr Hao’s spicy chicken wings

Chicken. Chillies. Spring onions. Oil. Spice. Peanuts. Other stuff I don’t know the name of. How can these simple ingredients combine to create something so much more than the sum of its parts?

Why I love: Metrolanes, the best (bowling alley) bar in Auckland

It's got one of the best happy hour wine deals in the city, and that's just the start.

Why I love: Christchurch’s elusive but brilliant Afghani restaurant

Sure, you might turn up to find the lights off and the doors closed, but if you can catch it open for business, The Afghan Restaurant offers an unparalleled culinary experience.

Why I love: Oscars Kiwi Kafe in Taranaki – perfect pies and damn good doughnuts

In the little town of Inglewood, you'll find a cosy spot serving up top-notch pies, decadent doughnuts and coffee as good as any you'd get in the big smoke.

Why I love: Billow Bakery – sensational sourdough and a sense of community

This Taranaki couple threw in their high-flying careers to bring people together through the joys of good baking.

Why I love: Cielito Lindo, mind-blowing Mexican food next to the dump

In the second in our (rather sporadic) series "Why I love", Hayden Donnell is convinced that Auckland’s best Mexican food is tucked away in an unlikely spot in Henderson.

Why I love: Gogo Music Cafe

Simon Pound introduces his happy place, Chinese restaurant Gogo Music Cafe in Balmoral, Auckland.