Welcome…

My friend’s hubby met us upon arrival at the domestic airport terminal in Auckland that day when we flew in from Wellington. It was so nice of him to take the whole week off so that he and his family could spend all their time with us, taking us here, there and everywhere in and around the city and bring us to eat…eat…and eat…nothing but the best in town.

My friend thought that we might be missing the stuff back home and could do with a little break from all the western food that we had all this while in Wellington so she cooked her very special nyonya mee siam for us…

Mee siam

Oooooo!!! It was so very nice and I certainly was delighted that I could get to sit back and relax and enjoy it without having to go through all that hassle.

There were these very nice roti jala as well…

Roti jala

…that went so very well with her authentic nyonya chicken curry…

Curry

She also made some Hokkaido cupcakes…

Hokkaido cupcakes

…which were really good, way nicer than those I bought from the bakeries back home, and I loved her red velvet cupcake a lot too…

Red velvet 1

It was not dry inside and was superb with the cream…

Red velvet 2

We also had this pavlova

Pavlova 1

– something that I had tasted before but I did not like it as it was way too sweet for my liking but even though my friend insisted that it was not all that successful and had not turned out the way it should, I quite liked this one as it was not that sweet…

Pavlova 2

Still, being rather impartial to sweet stuff, I would rather go for the savoury stuff like my friend’s out-of-this-world curry puffs but that will be in a  later post – we did not have that as part of the welcoming lunch.

We were served this special kiwi classic drink to wash all that down…

L & P

…and if you think that was it for the day, think again! There was more to come but that would be in the next post!

Stick around, folks!!!