Welcome to Wander Wonder Wonton, a NZ & Brisbane-based lifestyle and travel blog.
Exploring the world one dumpling and tropical destination at a time with a wine in hand.
Esplanade Restaurant, St Clair | I love a great restaurant on the beach. There’s something about being seaside and eating amazing food that makes a dining experience even better. I found the Esplanade Restaurant on St Clair Beach in Dunedin, mainly by accident....read more
I’ve visited The Strong Room Restaurant and Bar in Feilding for a quick lunch but never for dinner. It’s one of the more high-end places in Feilding and often quite busy. As always, I perused the menu prior to visiting to work out what I would try. We started...read more
I found King Made Noodles in Queenstown by accident, I simply walked past them. Anywhere that has a sign with ‘‘hand-pulled noodles’ will capture my attention! I’m a sucker for noodles regardless but when they’re homemade and hand-pulled,...read more
Vault 21 was also on my list of places to eat in Dunedin! I mean, they have signature dumplings – how could I not have them on my list?! Add to that, I found out they are owned by the same lot as Prohibition Smokehouse which I had thoroughly enjoyed earlier in...read more
Luckily for me, Catalyst Kitchen in Dunedin was on my list (yes I have a list everywhere I go of places I want to eat) and right by my hotel. I went in with the intention to have something other than eggs bene.. maybe granola or porridge or something. But nope, the...read more
Prohibition Smokehouse in Dunedin lures you in with that delicious, smokey smell wafting out from meters away. Inside, a gorgeously designed restaurant, mood lighting, and kind staff welcome you. And more of that delicious smell! After talking with the team I decided...read more
I discovered Angry Ramen, Wellington on The Terrace by accident when I was out on an evening stroll. I LOVE ramen and was super excited to find a crew inside this new-looking restaurant photographing the dishes. I swung by the next day (obviously) to grab a bowl for...read more
I was so, so stoked to find 1154 Pastaria in Wellington on Cuba Street. I looove fresh pasta. Not fancy, not expensive, just fresh and delicious. I haven’t been able to find any yet in NZ so you can imagine my excitement. I was super happy to come across a place that...read more
Here’s my personal recount of my experience during COVID-19. I write this so I can look back on it in the future and think wow, that sh*t was cray. I am so, so pleased it never happened again. I’m a bit late to the party with this one. ‘Normal’ life...read more
I could not decide for the life of me how to approach wine tasting in Queenstown. So many beautiful, boutique wineries, so little time. Not to mention the annoying necessity of transport – nobody wants to drive on wine tasting day! Enter Alpine Luxury Tours....read more
I’ve just touched down in Queenstown! Wahhoo! I asked on my Instagram for tips of where to go and what to do in Queenstown and was amazed by the response so I have added them here for everyone to benefit from and for me to refer from on this trip and future...read more
I’m so excited! I’m sitting on a plane right this minute as I type this*. I love planes. I love flying. When I was younger I briefly considered being a pilot until I found out the amount of maths involved. Maths is gross. I feel very safe and relaxed in the air. It’s...read more