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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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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Degree Gastrobar
204 Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand
64 9 377 1200

I joined Florian and Sandra for an impromptu farewell lunch as he's leaving tomorrow for Thailand. Initially, we wanted to have an Italian meal but the restaurant was closed so we decided to eat here at the recommendation of Florian who has been here before.

Florian ordered the Pizza Bread (NZD$7.50) intending to share but I didn't feel like eating bread and Sandra don't eat tomatoes so he had to finish the whole thing by himself! I did try the olive tapenade and it's quite fragrant.


I ordered the Warm Chicken Tikka (NZD$18.50) and Florian decided to have the same. Both of us agreed that it's very good as all the ingredients are well-balanced. The salad has feta, sun dried tomato, cashew nuts and a mint yoghurt dressing.

Sandra opted for Jamaican Chicken Curry (NZD$19.50) which came with rice, mango chutney, spiced yoghurt, and naan bread.

Degree is apparently quite a popular restaurant and bar on Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. While the other restaurants here are overpriced due to the wonderful view, this gastrobar serves good food at reasonable prices.

The company for lunch this afternoon was wonderful. I hope Florian will keep his promise to invite me to his wedding next year!

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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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