Sunday, April 19, 2009

Out to lunch

One of the great benefits of living in the city, is that I can occasionally meet Husband for lunch.
Eating out sans naughty kiddies is a rare treat, because since our babysitter went back to France, we don't really know anyone well-enough to trust them to look after the kids. And of course, the nearest relative is across the ditch! So that pretty much rules out Date Night for a while.
Luckily, Aucklanders are spoiled for choice when it comes to affordable, but delicious fare, so Husband and I often take the opportunity to meet up in the city for some child-free time while the kids are at school.
My Bento box from a hole-in-the-wall Japanese place, not far from Husband's work.

Teriyaki chicken, fried rice, tempura vegetables, sushi, edaname beans, and salad. There was also a miso soup, which I couldn't fit into the photo. How much for all this? NZ$10. And it was so fresh and delicious. Who would choose junk food, when you can eat this well?

Hungry husband splashed out and pay NZ$15 for his. He had everything I had, plus seafood.
Just delicious.
Oh and the company was pretty good too!


Momisodes said...

Oh those look delicious! I adore bento box meals. Looks like you and hubby had a nice treat without the kids!

Honey the Great Dane said...

I totally agree - we're spoilt in Auckland with the food options on offer. And cheap here doesn't have to mean poor quality, greasy stuff either! Japanese bentos are one of the best value things out there, I think - plus you get the bonus that you feel self-righteous and healthy eating it (not really true with the tempura but that's what I tell myself!) :-)


Anonymous said...

Oh yummy, I think I am flying over just to have lunch there. Amber