If making sushi is an art, then at St Pierre's it's the equivalent
of a chimpanzee flinging mud at a blank canvas. Stale rice, slimy fish and disgusting
nouveau combinations await you at this prolific chain.
Break your sushi chastity at any of the other sushi options,
for not one of them could be worse.
Location: 67 Victoria St West, Auckland Central, Auckland
Another day, another bland ‘Mexican’ restaurant. The wooden décor
has some character, and portions give you bang for your bucket. The prawn tacos
are the only noteworthy item, the rest of the menu you could cook yourself,
blindfolded and with one hand.
Such describes the predominant ingredients of the concoctions
at Meet Fresh. Serving Taiwanese desserts, the café features various hot/cold
dishes and drinks, which almost all feature some kind of heavy starch. The execution
of the dishes isn’t impressive, with most of the ingredients coming from a
bucket, but the sugary variety of textures can be enjoyable. The herbal jelly
(No.4) and red bean porridge, either hot or cold, are some of the better items. The hot version served in warmed milk, the cold with ice. Red bean is a favourite of
mine, so the porridge is a no brainer, though it pales in comparison to the similar
Malaysian dish: pulut hitam.
The café is frequently busy, so take away may be your only
Starchy and sweet,
Meet Fresh is a one of a kind dessert café. Your enjoyment will hinge on
appreciation of its limited choice.