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Nomad
19-09-2010, 02:25 PM
Hiya, we are planning on a trip to the S Island again this Christmas. Like to know some recommendations for food places - folks are into asian food like yum char. 2 Christmas ago when wer were there, there weren't much, we tried the place across from the waterfront. Doing a search, we went to Mandarin Restaurant - that sucked - no dumplings, from the looks of it many foods were frozen and reheated. Also tried Memoirs of Hong Kong for dindin but the crackling pork sucked.

We then just went to the supermarket and cooked indoors. I plan to do some landscape photography and imitate Andris Apse :p

Like to hear some suggestions. We got some for Christchurch already but like to know some as well in case some are closed for Christmas and thanks again to Bob, we have a list saved and printed re: Auckland :cool:



:D

pctek
19-09-2010, 03:57 PM
Memories of Hong Kong
This authentic restaurant upstairs in O'Connells Mall in the heart of Queenstown offers delectable dishes that cover many regions of chinese cuisine. They have some great set meals for 2, 3 and 4 people all cooked to perfection. Some dishes offered include Hot and Sour soup, Crispy Duck and Pancakes, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Crispy Beef and some great Seafood dishes. Always a great choice.
Level 1 Stratton House, 24 Beach Street ~ Phone (03) 441 8868 ~ Email: Memories of Hong Kong

@ Thai Restaurant
Queenstown |

This fantastic new Thai restaurant has become a favourite for authentic Thai food at great prices. Dine in or take away.
Make an Enquiry
Phone:+64 3 442 3683
Level 3
Air NZ Bldg
Church Lane
Queenstown
Email: atthaiqueenstown@xtra.co.nz

Dragon Place Restaurant
Queenstown |

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Phone:+64 3 442 6293
Mobile:+64 25 382 518
Fax:+64 3 442 8388
9-11 Beach Street
Queenstown

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant & Takeaways
Queenstown |

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Phone:+64 3 442 4942
Fax:+64 3 442 8276
5 Beach Street
Queenstown

Kappa Sushi Cafe
Queenstown |

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Phone:+64 3 441 1423
36a The Mall
Queenstown
Kim's Korean Resturant and Bar
Queenstown |

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Phone:+64 3 442 5457
28 Ballarat St
Queenstown
Lai Sing Restaurant
Queenstown |

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Phone:+64 3 442 7131
Fax:+64 3 442 7505
Queenstown

Mandarin Chinese Restaurant
Queenstown |

Great, authentic Chinese food. Best views over Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountains.
Phone:+64 3 442 5222
Fax:+64 3 442 6467
65 Beach St
Queenstown

Minami Jujisei Restaurant
Queenstown |

Minami Jujisei has a reputation for the BEST Japanese cuisine in Queenstown. We are an award winning restaurant that, for over 15 years, prides itself on delivering a wide range...
Make an Enquiry
Phone:+64 3 442 9854
Fax:+64 3 442 7008
45 Beach Street
Queenstown
Email: minamijujisei@xtra.co.nz
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Thai Siam
Queenstown |

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Make an Enquiry
Phone:+64 3 442 4815
Fax:+64 3 442 4417
24 Beach Street
Under the Sky City Casino
Queenstown
Email: happywok@xtra.co.nz

Nomad
19-09-2010, 04:23 PM
Thanks for that, I asked at Lonely Planet as well hoping some tourists can advise me on that. We went to Memoirs of HK for dinner but the crackling pork was chewy. Mandarin Restaurant only had like 5 or 8 selections on a photo menu, they didn't have the traditional carts that you find in Wellington, Christchurch (probably) and most certainly Auckland. They didn't even have dumplings or egg tarts, they had dim sums I think but you squeeze them and water came out - they are supposed to be steamed without any liquid/broth.

When we were there therw were only 1 table of chinese bus tourists and I think a travelling couple from JP. They didn't stay for long, 15mins and they were out, :p

They could of changed but want advise of who's actually been there ..

bob_doe_nz
19-09-2010, 08:50 PM
Fly to Auckland, get some Roast Duck and pork.

Fly back to Queenstown with it.

Nomad
19-09-2010, 10:53 PM
Fly to Auckland, get some Roast Duck and pork.

Fly back to Queenstown with it.

:thumbs:

nofam
19-09-2010, 11:37 PM
You could always just try eating some of the wonderful, local produce that is available in Central Otago. . . . :rolleyes:

I wouldn't ask for slow-braised rabbit and wild thyme pie in a restaurant in Kowloon for example.

qazwsxokmijn
20-09-2010, 12:14 AM
If money was no object then why not try non-Asian foods? That's what I like to do on the rare occasions when I travel a bit far from Auckland. I think I'll be driving down to South Island either the end of this year or next year....hopefully with enough money so I can afford some Kiwi food, which is usually disproportionately more expensive than Asian food!

Nofam, that dish sounds tasty - only if you replace the rabbit with beef or lamb!

Nomad
20-09-2010, 09:14 AM
If money was no object then why not try non-Asian foods? That's what I like to do on the rare occasions when I travel a bit far from Auckland. I think I'll be driving down to South Island either the end of this year or next year....hopefully with enough money so I can afford some Kiwi food, which is usually disproportionately more expensive than Asian food!

Nofam, that dish sounds tasty - only if you replace the rabbit with beef or lamb!

Folks are into their own foods, and not into real meaty foods. They aren't into steaks and chicken breasts and ......

They not into that much salads or breads either .. nor pasta. Thai and Viet could be an option thou, heard those might be a bit better. They not into JP, cos don't like raw seafood and even if it was cooked ...

Nomad
20-09-2010, 09:15 AM
You could always just try eating some of the wonderful, local produce that is available in Central Otago. . . . :rolleyes:

I wouldn't ask for slow-braised rabbit and wild thyme pie in a restaurant in Kowloon for example.

Sure you can; at the Hilton or the Ritz :p

nofam
20-09-2010, 09:58 AM
Sure you can; at the Hilton or the Ritz :p

Of course you can - but that doesn't mean you should.

Surely the whole point of traveling is to revel in the sights, sounds & tastes of somewhere different.

But hey, that's me. ;)

Richard
20-09-2010, 10:11 AM
Nofam, you are absolutely right. it is part of the experience of travel.

Pctek, is your new job as a food critic and restaurant reviewer? :thumbs:

pctek
20-09-2010, 11:00 AM
Pctek, is your new job as a food critic and restaurant reviewer? :thumbs:

Hah. Google.
I don't have a new job. It died before it got going properly.

nofam
20-09-2010, 11:01 AM
Nofam, you are absolutely right. it is part of the experience of travel.

Pctek, is your new job as a food critic and restaurant reviewer? :thumbs:

Thinking about this reminded of the time I was staying here (http://www.tokoriki.com/) - I was tucking into Kokoda, and all the other local delicacies (and a lot of Fiji Bitter too!) after long hard days of snorkeling and sleeping in a hammock. Also staying on the island were two young Japanese girls, who we only ever saw at dinner time, and all they ever ate were hamburgers, which weren't even on the menu.

:groan: