Mad Hatter High Tea | Wellington CBD

Back in early February, there was an Alice in Wonderland exhibit at the Te Papa Museum. It wasn’t a huge one, but it was pretty cool with all the information about Lewis Carroll’s literary work and the movies that were made. Because of that, a handful of places offered high tea with the Alice in Wonderland theme. I’m not a big Alice fan, but I LOVE having afternoon tea. So off we went to Whitby’s at the James Cook Hotel to try their Mad Hatter High Tea set.

Mad Hatter High Tea set for 2 (NZ$39.00/ person)
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Pour & Twist | Wellington CBD

Things have been crazy over the past few weeks, so I think it’s important to find happiness in the things we do to help keep us sane. So here I am, trying to get back into writing blog posts, while my immense backlog of video games and books to be read are waiting to be tackled too. With how things currently stand, S and I aren’t able to go to restaurants or cafes as much as we used to. We did, however, still get to visit one before the first case of the virus found itself in Welly. Pour & Twist used to have a stall inside Reading Cinemas a long time ago. When the building got closed down for earthquake strengthening, they opened their own shop along Garrett Street.

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Roll’d Vietnamese | Melbourne CBD

One of the places we visited while in Melbourne was the National Gallery of Victoria. I am such a big geek that museums are a must whenever we travel. S and I were aware that it might take us several hours to finish going through all the rooms in the NGV, so we decided to grab some food before heading there.

It was a very hot summer day and we weren’t keen on eating something heavy. Good thing I remembered my brother recommending Roll’d to us and we decided to get some of their Soldiers (rice paper rolls) and a bowl of BBQ Chicken Noodle Salad.

(From top to bottom) Garlic Prawn, Soft Shell Crab and two Roast Duck Soldiers
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The Grand BBQ | Melbourne CBD

S and I don’t mind spending money on food, but we highly enjoy getting our fill of delicious cheap eats. On one weeknight dinner, we met up with my brother for some Chinese food. Located inside the Target Center along Bourke Street, we found ourselves in front of a place called The Grand BBQ. It’s not a fancy place, despite its name. I think it’s more similar to a food stall, but with several tables and chairs surrounding the kitchen/preparation area.

I suggest you know what to order once you get in line, as the lady who takes the order doesn’t muck around. Don’t get me wrong; she wasn’t rude at all (at least I didn’t feel like she was). I’m used to the extremely quick way of getting things done in a Chinese eatery, and I don’t mind. The process was pretty simple too: place your order, pay and get your food stub, grab a seat (and some utensils on your way) then wait for your number to be called. The wait for your food won’t take very long. Maybe not during the lunch hour though, you might have to wait a bit during that time.

Crispy Pork and Roast Duck on Rice
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