North Park, Wynyard Quarter

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Beer-battered Catfish Tacos ($14)
Soft shell corn tortillas with beer-battered catfish, guacamole, black beans, fennel and citrus slaw
I must say, it’s a huge mess to eat. Not the best taco I’ve had, but it’s alright. I’d describe it as fish and chips in a taco… without the chips.

Grilled Beef Burger with fries $19
Su Yin and Lance said the burger was nice, apart from having troubles eating it with all the dripping sauce and overload of ingredients in a burger.

Beer-battered Fish and Chips $24
I can’t remember what the fish of the day was, but it was super fresh and sweet. I don’t like having it in small pieces though, too much batter. The salad greens were yummy.

North Park

37-49 Jellicoe Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland CBD, Auckland
09 300 3222

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Winter Break

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Jon came over to visit for two weeks. We had so much fun, sometimes we forgot about taking photographs. You’d start to notice that the photos started off looking all nice and pretty (cause it’s photographed with my DSLR) and then we got lazy and just stuck to Jon’s Samsung S5. A few exceptions to the last few photos, I just can’t leave my camera behind for a sunset shot, come on!


We did a 5 day road trip down to Wellington, stopping for a night at Rotorua and another night at Hastings. With our rented Toyota Camry from Hertz, we had so much fun, even while driving. Jon was in charge of music obviously, and we were jamming to Alabama Shakes, Radiohead, The Black Keys, Bonobo and Nightmares on Wax. Now, we can’t wait to do a longer road trip in South Island. Potentially two weeks? That would be even more awesome.

Lunch at Fat Dog Cafe, Rotorua

Outside Rotorua Museum.

I promised to make full use of the selfie stick. It’s super useful when there’s only the two of us.

We had dinner at Ten Twenty Four at Hastings. When we arrived (without reservation, how clever!), we circled the building, wondering if it was closed for a private function. Thankfully, the waiter came out to the side door and we were able to ask if it was open. Although they only accept reservations, we were lucky that it wasn’t a busy night and the chef would be delighted to have us.

We were quite early, so we had the whole restaurant to ourselves. It’s almost as if Jon reserved the whole restaurant for me. Hah, jokes.

Double cheese burger at Five Boroughs, Wellington
That gherkin..


This scaredy cat doesn’t dare to walk through the upper dam without me. 😛

At Island Bay Marine Education Centre-Bait House Aquarium, Wellington
That’s a mouthful.

The one minute sunset passed so fast.

In this trip, we have covered a lot of ‘first times’. Unintentional relationship goals achieved. Hah!

  • Road Trip ✓
  • Slept at 9pm together like old folks (It’s for the sake of waking up early to drive, people) ✓
  • Took a tacky kissy photo (with one leg up!) in front of a point of interest at Rotorua Museum. ✓
  • Nature walk (At Zealandia, Wellington) ✓
  • Beach walk ✓
  • Candle lighted romantic dinner for two at Two Twenty Four (Plus points: Whole restaurant to ourselves) ✓
  • Made home made burgers from scratch ✓
  • Discovered new places in the North Island of New Zealand✓
  • Freezed on top on a mountain, Mount Victoria, Wellington(Well, a hill, really) ✓
  • Watched a 1 minute sunset together (Oh, so romantic) ✓
  • Bought non-stick pans together (WHAT?!?) ✓
  • Jon supported me at one of my photography workshops ✓

I can’t wait for him to be back again soon. Meanwhile, I’ll deal with the winter winds first.

Mexican Cafe, 67 Victoria St West

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 Complimentary tortilla chips and salsa!

Limelight ($12.50)
Hayman’s Gin, fresh limes, Triple Sec and Midori
I don’t know what I was thinking, ordering a cocktail. A COLD drink on such a cold day. It was a good spend though.

BURRITO ($10.00)
A soft flour tortilla filled with cheese, onion, tomato, sour cream, coriander, jalapeno chillies,
beans, guacamole and a choice of chicken, beef or vegetarian filling.
Served with a salad garnish.

It’s absolutely amazing. For a small Chinese girl’s stomach, it’s super filling too. I almost couldn’t finish it! Especially with the free tortilla chips with the most amazing salsa. I didn’t quite like the salad garnish though.. It was a pitiful bunch of vegetables.

Mexican Cafe

67 Victoria St West
Auckland Central


Open daily
(09) 373 2311