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Recently (welcome!) back on the city's dining scene after an extended post-quake refurb last year, Kum Pun Thai have most definitely used that time well to up the wow factor of their restaurant, with their leaf-covered ceiling creating an intimate, calm, almost Zen-like atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy their tasty menu of Thai classics and special signature dishes. We settle in and kick things off with a house special, the Kum Pun sea star, a Thai-inspired take on a wonton in which tasty, tender minced chicken awaits beneath a star-pool casing filled with Thai red curry sauce with a hum – it's an ingenious, tasty little package that positively screams out “Have more than one!” in an insistently elbow-your-friends-aside tone.  The battle over the delectable entrée completed, we head onto Tom Yum soup, opting for the prawn option to add a seafood flavour kick to the sour and...
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  It feels like we’ve stumbled on one of Christchurch’s best kept foodie secrets – our table is littered with brightly-coloured plates of stunning, ‘modern Asian’ deliciousness and it’s just too close a race to call a favourite. What’s more, we can’t even adopt the tried and true ‘whittle them down from the least favourite’ scenario, such are the dishes’ across-the-board excellence. Sitting within the YMCA, with killer street frontage on Rolleston Avenue serving up epic views of the Botanic Gardens from a sun-drenched al fresco area, DUO Dining Room & Bar fuses a funky, en-pointe hip vibe with some seriously boundary-pushing Asian fare. Inside it’s all smiles from super-friendly, on game staff and industrial cool by way of a black pressed ceiling, slick black-tiled bar, naked black wire lamp shades and some edgy urban street art-style muralage. Hit the bar and grab a frosty glass of Asahi or Somersby Cider...
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There's exciting news recently for fans of Japanese food with the opening of Kumo Japanese Cuisine in the ever-more-bustling commercial and entertainment zone at the bottom of Lincoln Road (351, to be precise). Those that have been missing a sushi train option since the earthquakes are now in luck!   Head into the sleek, modern interior for lunch or dinner and you'll find a parade of delectable dishes makingtheir way past you at either the booths or long dining bar. But it's far from being just about sushi - there's also a wide range of traditional Japanese dishes a la carte to enjoy in the comfortable and entirely separate fine dining area. Tuck into the likes of teriyaki chicken, braised pork belly or deep fried tiger prawns, and wash it all down with something from the sake or wine list.  Artistic and delicious dishes, sleek ambience, and a great atmosphere;...
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  Good news for lovers of Asian cuisine; the authentic, delicious flavours of Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam on offer at Fusion @ The Asiatique are now available for dinner! You've been able to take away some of their great food for your later at-home use, of course, but now there's the option to dine-in amidst their comfortable and inviting French-Asian dining space on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 6pm. There's a regulary updated menu that's filled with plenty of classic Asian favourites, as well as plenty of owner-operator Jackie's own special creations – twists on the classics that make the "fusion" in the name completely accurate! Get in on the weekend and send your tastebuds on holiday. Fusion @ The Asiatique50 Wordsworth Street03 365 0163...
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Fresh, feisty and wildly authentic, Hello Vietnam Restaurant is the latest offering along what is fast becoming known as the city’s multi-cultural dining hotspot – Riccarton Road. While its address lists it as Riccarton Road, you’ll find this calling card to Saigon tastiness tucked under Stellar Restaurant & Bar, with its entrance (and car park) around on Euston Street. We arrive on a Saturday night and it’s obvious that its round-the-corner location isn’t fooling Christchurch’s foodie masses as this clean, sleek and perfectly-presented eatery is packed to its lacquered gills. Buzzing with bustling efficiency, and with the excited chatter of a clientele clearly enjoying themselves and the piquant promise of things to come both teasing the air, we’re seated by owner and man-about-Hello-Vietnam-Restaurant Bruce Tran.Sipping our BYO bottle of Brancott Estate Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, we peruse a menu that spoils us for choice and combines Vietnamese classics spanning fresh rice...
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After an all-too-long absence, Christchurchs' perennial Thai-fusion fave Chinwag Eathai is back! Keeping a cosy local feel to his eatery empire, city hospitality maven Tony Astle has re-opened Chinwag at 104 Victoria Street (where it sits close to exisitng venues Mexicanos and King of Snake). Lurking subtly behind street front greenery, the spacious new Chinwag rocks a slick new look. It's all about the food though really, and one of the hot new features (literally) is the made-to-order street grill, where the likes of spiced lamb ribs, Udon pork sausages and charred beef sirloin with "crying tiger" chilli sauce are whipped up before your eyes. The main menu offers a wide selection of both popular Thai favourites (such as Massamun chicken curry) as well as the more exotic, including the caramelised pork hock with chilli vinegar, and you can go lighter with a tasy Thai salad or tuck into a whole...