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The views expressed in this blog are based entirely on personal tastes and preferences. Please do not take them as professional interpretations.

If you have any comments/suggestions/places you think serve great food, do share with us! Email me at qiuyi_ong@hotmail.com or leave a comment in the tag board. Thanks and cheers to future gastronomical adventures!

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Kuriya
Le Figue
LivinGreens
Nanbantei
Ootoya
Original Sin
Pasta Brava
Sage
Tetsu
Valentino

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Orbit
Top of Sky Tower, SKYCITY
Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland
0800 759 2489

Su Ling and I decided to have dinner at this revolving restaurant at the top of Sky Tower since guests can enjoy complimentary access to the observation deck. This means that we didn't have to pay the admission price of NZD$25 which is certainly not cheap. The lift took us directly into the restaurant and we were greeted by the friendly staff.

What else would I choose but my beloved salmon? The Grilled Akaroa Salmon Fillet (NZD$30.50) comes with a warm salad of artichoke, vine tomatoes and new potatoes, dressed with mustard honey vinaigrette. It was good but the "warm salad" was misleading since there's no greens at all.


The Roast Hawke’s Bay Lamb Loin (NZD$33.50) is served on potato mash, with a tomato, rosemary and kalamata olive compote and grilled spring onion. I find that the lamb was overcooked as it was too tough. It took 25 mins to prepare this dish!

This is the first time I'm dining in a revolving restaurant and I have to say that the amazing views offered when the restaurant rotates are second to none. It adds a different dimension to the whole dining experience.

The interior of the restaurant is extremely dim but has an intimate feel. Service was very professional with a specific waiter serving the same table throughout the whole evening. Our waiter was friendly and made recommendations on the menu before we ordered.

There is a time limit of 2 hours dining per table and each guest must spend a minimum of NZD$30. The food was average and the portion was small for the price paid. But I guess diners here would willingly pay the high price for the awesome views and dining experience.

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WELCOME!

In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!

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