Cocoro My second visit to one of New Zealand’s four three-hat restaurants allowed me the opportunity to write five numbers in an opening sentence. Modern Japanese place Cocoro had recently been voted the best restaurant in New Zealand. I snagged a Friday lunchtime table to check it out. In a quiet street behind the main …

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Ramen Lab I found myself in possession of a lot of conflicting advice about where does the best ramen in Auckland. This was hardly surprising as ramen is often a source of considerable debate. I eventually settled upon giving Ramen Lab a look not least because it meant I had to head somewhere fresh in …

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Ms G’s

Ms G’s In a very happy coincidence, it turned out that my Melbourne pals, Amy and Lee, who had guided me so well around that city and its environs were going to be in Sydney during my brief stay there. I had shared some of the mountain of recommendations I’d received for my time in …

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Supernormal I was feeling unusually grim and not entirely because of excessive boozing so when I took a seat at today’s chosen lunching location, Supernormal on Flinders Lane, I had an odd longing for restorative green tea. I’m not sure how much it helped but it was certainly a better idea than a lunchtime glass …

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Mr Ramen San If there’s one thing you become familiar with on travels through Asia, it’s noodle soup. I entered my time in Melbourne with a lot of the good stuff from Seoul and Singapore fresh in my mind, to go with an upbringing of Knorr chicken noodle and an array of standard UK ramens. …

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