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.
I was really looking forward to some delicious Italian at Ciao Papi on Sunday with some fab views of the Brisbane River. The latter were abundant, but the former was not. We arrived at 2.40 – fairly late for lunch. Although there were plenty of staff, I had to signal...read more
Man. If I had known what a challenge this would be, I’m not sure if I would be in the same scenario I am in now! The background: I’ve been looking at buying a house for years. Each year the goalpost changes as I save more deposit. Each year the house prices also...read more
Well, it has certainly been an interesting 48 hours. After a short lockdown in NZ approx two weeks ago where Auckland went to Level three and the rest of NZ to level two due to some new cases in Auckland, everything returned more-or-less back to normal. I’ve spent the...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. It’s been a while since the last update! Sh*t’s been cray and we fell...read more
LaBella Nails & Lashes | Christchurch What a beautiful and luxe, salon environment! I’m a huge fan of relaxing at beautiful salons and LaBella fits that to a tee. Not only is the salon stunning, but there’s also no smell due to their use of organic and vegan...read more
What a great find Little India Restaurant Palmerston North was! As soon as we walked in I was surprised by the modern fit-out, it just wasn’t what I was expecting. A lovely lady greeted us warmly and found a table. I love their menu, it’s like a book (beautiful,...read more
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