Thursday, July 16

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Tuesday, July 14

Food Review: St Pierre's Sushi

If making sushi is an art, then at St Pierre's it's the equivalent of a chimpanzee flinging mud at a blank canvas. Stale rice, slimy fish and disgusting nouveau combinations await you at this prolific chain.

Break your sushi chastity at any of the other sushi options, for not one of them could be worse.


167 Karangahape Road, Auckland
Under $10 for most sushi packs

Thursday, July 9

Food Review: Mexican Cafe

Cuisine: Mexican/Tex Mex
Price: $15-20 most mains
Location:  67 Victoria St West, Auckland Central, Auckland

Another day, another bland ‘Mexican’ restaurant. The wooden décor has some character, and portions give you bang for your bucket. The prawn tacos are the only noteworthy item, the rest of the menu you could cook yourself, blindfolded and with one hand.


Wednesday, July 1

Food Review: Meet Fresh

Cuisine: Taiwanese/dessert
Price: Under $10 a dish
Location:  6-8 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland

Doughy starch. Sweet starch. Bean starch. Sweet, thick milk. Jelly!

Such describes the predominant ingredients of the concoctions at Meet Fresh. Serving Taiwanese desserts, the café features various hot/cold dishes and drinks, which almost all feature some kind of heavy starch. The execution of the dishes isn’t impressive, with most of the ingredients coming from a bucket, but the sugary variety of textures can be enjoyable. The herbal jelly (No.4) and red bean porridge, either hot or cold, are some of the better items. The hot version served in warmed milk, the cold with ice. Red bean is a favourite of mine, so the porridge is a no brainer, though it pales in comparison to the similar Malaysian dish: pulut hitam.
The café is frequently busy, so take away may be your only choice.

Starchy and sweet, Meet Fresh is a one of a kind dessert café. Your enjoyment will hinge on appreciation of its limited choice.