Wednesday, August 01, 2007


In my few cafe reviews, I have refrained from writing about my regular haunts, as I wouldn't like to think that I might run into some of the horrid riff-raff that read my blog. However, I shall make an exception this time, for a Malaysian cafe that I visited for the first time this week, and think is going to be new favourite place to dine. If I relied on my own cooking, I would have died of scurvy years ago, so I assure you, as someone who dines out regularly, this place is a cracker.

Navas, 14 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland
Lunch: Mon - Fri 11am - 2pm
Dinner: Mon - Sat 6pm - 10pm

It's not a fancy restaurant by any means, quite humble in appearance but nothing better lighting couldn't fix. I mean, look at bars like Mea Culpa - just a concrete shell, really, but with dim lighting, it takes on a suitably urbane mood.

It's located down the shitty end of Ponsonby Road, so an ideal locale to meet friends for dinner, before hitting the bars down the other end.

I had a lovely fish curry, but found I could not leave Mr Smith's lamb curry alone. I do so hate it when people eat off each other's plates, but I don't suppose it counts with one's husband, and anyway, it was the lamb's fault for being so irresistable. Oh, Lamb curry. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Also followed the Herald's advice and had the Sago pudding. Yes! It really is that good.

I am so determined you should all go at once, I have even thoughtfully provided a map.

Go. Now. I command you.


unPC lesbian said...

I looooove sago. I make a lovely lemony one which I overcook so it sets like Turkish delight, yum. All through my childrens formative years I fed it to them and told them it was jelly, then when they finally had real jelly at a party they excelled themselves by spitting all over the table.

Mark said...

"I have even thoughtfully provided a map."

If you were really thoughtful you would have provided round trip airfare from SF to Auckland. After all, you're the one with the disposable income, not me...