Suburban Dining

The Ramen Shop

Posted: 10:36pm / 22.10.2014
WORDS BY MIKE - PHOTOS BY MIA GORCZYNSKI & ALICE

There are moments in life when things come together nicely, like homemade MAYONNAISE. I first wanted to interview Asher when his ramen shop pop up was still operating out of the chef's pass of Pickle and you'd happily wait in line for 20 minutes in the wind and rain for a bowl of delicious ramen. He was my saviour. I'd lived in a village famous for its ramen in Japan and those cravings had not subsided in the 4 years since i'd been HOME. 

Ekim Burgers

Posted: 11:08pm / 31.07.2013
WORDS BY BETH - PHOTOS BY ALICE

I'm allowing myself a bit of a fist pump here, I feel like I've observed a kiwi in the wild, or I'm one of the scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider who finally found evidence of the elusive Higgs Boson (don't worry, I won't be presenting this story in comic sans). because as far as elusiveness goes, Mike Duffy from Ekim Burgers is the king. 

La Boca Loca

Posted: 12:00am / 11.07.2013
WORDS BY BETH - PHOTOS BY ALICE & NICOLA EDMUNDS

I remember trying nachos for the first time and it blowing my mind. I was so excited as a young child at this exotic dish and even more excited when mum leaned over and in a hushed tone declared "we can easily make this at home you know". And we did, most weeks and not long after Old El Paso swaggered into town and the nz perception of Mexican food was liberally smothered with sour cream and cheese.