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Saturday, November 15, 2008
Giggles Cafe & Grill Restaurant
124 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
09 534 1199
Dinner was at this Mexican restaurant which was a good 20 minutes drive from the city. Apparently, Cajun and Creole styled dishes are the restaurant's specialties.
The starter was Fresh Mushrooms (NZD$9) which were fried in a spiced batter. The earthy mushroom was easily the size of my fist! I liked the spices used to marinate the mushroom which gave it a kick.
All in all, the food definitely need to be improved upon. I did a google search just now and found out that a diner also complaint that the fish was overcooked and dry in a review. Too bad I only read this after the meal!
The Grilled Blackened Fish (NZD$20.90) was horrible. It was overcooked and the flesh was so dry and tough. The sweet chilli sauce didn't help matters at all and tasted like the type used by MacDonald's.
The dessert menu was rather limited with the usual choices like sundaes and chocolate cakes. Granny's Hot Apple Pie (NZD$8.90) sounded like a safe choice after the disappointing main. Served with vanilla ice cream, the pie was decent enough but nothing outstanding.
Although the food leaves more to be desired, the service was impeccable. The friendly waitress was very attentive and cleared our plates as soon as we've finished. But that may be due to the fact that the barely half of the restaurant was occupied by diners.
Labels: New Zealand
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