Noodle Lady: A street cart we desire

Noodle Lady douses a generous pile of gelatinous noodles (choose your thickness) with a flavoursome broth and plonks in your preferred protein source.

Yong He: Dim-sumptuously cheap

Yong He Dong Jiang (to give it its full name) is a Taiwanese restaurant, which is located in our neighbourhood. It serves food to customers. Despite its popularity, we can’t get too enthused about this one. Perhaps the outside projects a modicum of charm… but that is immediately sterilised on entry. The white-washed, canteen-style rooms…

Nadimos Authentic Lebanese:
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Now listen up. We need to get a little serious and talk about your eating habits. I’ve been worried lately about the lack of nutrition and real food in your diet. What you need is an injection of Mediterranean goodness and more variety.

Kai New Zealand: Fantastic beefs
and where to find them

Kai offers some of the best-quality imported meats and a beautiful fish and chips. Come here if you want to be really healthy (fresh baby spinach salad with halloumi) or indeed really naughty (the fatty beef short rib with deep fried kumara).

Third time’s the Charm: Thai eatery

The best seats in the house on a balmy Bangkok evening are on the pavement out front or the balcony above. The majority of traffic is brought to the area by the customers so the road is comfortable and serene enough under the shadow of the Mahanakon, the skyscraper in Optimus Prime form.

Le Café des Stagiaires:
Belgian beers chez nous

Every charming, gaudy and ridiculous nic-nac imaginable has been crammed in to the cafe, upstairs and down. Including paintings, antique artifacts, and even wait staff’s CVs in the toilets.