Chicken, brie and cranberry roll NZ$3.50
Okay so my brief jaunt to Wellington, New Zealand is now but a distant memory, but in the name of thoroughness I'm determined to get around to posting all the pics (most of them edible, of course).
As much as I enjoy a fancy meal, sometimes you just need a quick bite to eat. And here's where Mr Bun came in, a cheap and cheerful milk bar along Cuba Mall.
As the queue shuffled past the chiller cabinet of pre-made sandwiches, I loitered over the roast beef and mustard; the ham and cheese; the chicken schnitzel with mayo. I eventually adopted the chicken, brie and cranberry roll, padded with crunchy iceberg lettuce and wrapped tightly in clingfilm.
Coconut caramel slice NZ$1.80
Even better was the coconut caramel slice, a golden layer of condensed milk caramel built on biscuit crumb base and topped with coconut macaroon. Sweet, yes, but divine, also.
Blueberry bagel, jalapeno cheddar bagel $1.70 each
In the name of bagel research, I succumbed to two such products from Wholly Bagels, purported to be as good as the ones in New York. Alas I found this not so, the bagels a little doughy, heavy and chewy without the heavenly fluffiness of the ones I so fondly remember from H&H Bagel. *sigh*
Tau kua pok stuffed deep-fried tofu $6.00
Filled with beansprouts, cucumber and carrots
And finally a quick takeaway dinner from KK Malaysian, a no frills eatery that was reassuringly consistently packed with locals. I was somewhat staggered when I unpacked all the takeaway containers and discovered the amazingly generous portions. The achar, a pleasingly tangy salad of pickled vegetables and cucumbers dressed in sweet vinegar and crunchy crushed peanuts, was more the size of an entree than a side.
Pickled carrot, turnip, cabbage and cucumber with peanuts
The deep-fried tofu pockets were packed with a tangle of fresh bean sprouts, slivers of cucumber and shreds of carrot. And the char kuey teow! The Everest-sized mountain of spicy sweet rice noodle was big last enough to last me another dinner in front of Kiwi tv.
Char Kuey Teow $8.50
Thick flat rice noodles with chicken, shrimp, fishcake and eggs
104 Cuba Mall, Wellington, New Zealand
Tel: +64 (04) 384 4792
Open 7 days 8am-5.30pm
39 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand
(next to Thorndon New World supermarket)
Tel: +61 (04) 499 7036
Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm
Johnston Street, Tel: +64 (04) 499 2435
Cnr Willis and Bond Streets, Tel: +64 (04) 472 2336
Cnr Tory and Wakefield Streets, Tel: +64 (04) 801 6011
KK Malaysian Restaurant
54 Ghuznee Street, Wellingotn, New Zealand
Tel: +64 (04) 385 6698
Tuesday to Saturday 5pm til late
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