The Blue Breeze Inn
Give us a plate of pork buns, and we’re happy campers. Give us a plate of Blue Breeze Inn pork buns, and we’ll demolish them within seconds—they’re that frickin’ tasty. Sitting snug in Ponsonby Central, this modern Chinese restaurant is the beautiful brainchild of chef Che Barrington, and restaurateur Mark Wallbank. Their staff rock around in kitschy Hawaiian shirts (and manage to somehow look pretty cool), and their cocktail menu is a delicious Rum Diaries-meets-Tiki fever mix (you can even take the tiki mug home!). The giant chocolate lava pot is tops, so leave a bit of room for that.
Image credit: Libby Robinson