The Wandering Dropout

After trying really hard to find something useful to be good at, it looks like my calling in life is to travel and eat



Japanese Joy at Sakimoto

Me and NZ boy wandered past this super central little restaurant  – Sakimoto – one evening and it was so busy that we figured we had to give it a go – and boy were we right.

So we might have gone a bit overboard with the food – we were hungry and excited – but I’m so glad about it. Because everything was so delicious. What did we have?

Delicate tempura squid, perfect for dipping into little bowls of soy sauce.

Squishy chargrilled aubergine, with the perfect crunchy skin, swimming in miso.

Dark, sticky teriyaki chicken with a zingy fresh salad.

And… a sashimi and caviar bowl. Oh. My. God. Words really can’t describe how delicate and buttery the salmon was or how the caviar bowls burst between your teeth like a little shot of salty fishy yumminess.

Please, just go there!


A divine roast from Pedro’s House of Lamb

We finally decided to try out Pedro’s – lured in by the great rating on tripadvisor and a lazy Sunday-evening feeling that stretched to wanting a roast, but not being bothered to cook it – and we definitely weren’t let down. Continue reading “A divine roast from Pedro’s House of Lamb”

Fajita heaven at the Flying Burrito Brothers

I’m no newcomer to Mexican cuisine. While I can’t yet claim to have an ‘authentic’ knowledge of real Mexican food, I’ve eaten and cooked my fair share of enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, guacamole, chilli con carne and the rest of this spicy, flavour-packed cuisine. Continue reading “Fajita heaven at the Flying Burrito Brothers”

Ninja Teppan Burger: A winner at the Christchurch Farmer’s Market

Markets – especially ones based around food – are some of my favourite things in the world. 

So, given that we just had a beautifully sunny spring weekend in Christchurch, I managed to check out two of them: the Christchurch Farmers Market and the Sunday market at The Commons.

Continue reading “Ninja Teppan Burger: A winner at the Christchurch Farmer’s Market”

Hearty moussaka and lamb kleftiko at Costas Taverna, Christchurch.

The crumbling, salty feta cheese and big hunks of lamb, slowly baked in that delicious sauce until they were falling apart, made the kleftiko my favourite. Continue reading “Hearty moussaka and lamb kleftiko at Costas Taverna, Christchurch.”

Review: Flying long haul with Norwegian Air

As part of my spending-as-little-money-as-possible plan, I booked my flights to Bangkok with Norwegian Air, a budget airline that I’ve previously only flown with to Finland. I spent a total of £165 to get from London to Bangkok, so I expected to be roughing it a bit – especially since I decided against hold luggage (about £40 to add, £20 for each leg of the flight) and other little extras like food, which I decided was not necessary for £25.

Well, I have been completely and surprisingly delighted with my experience so far. Continue reading “Review: Flying long haul with Norwegian Air”

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