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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, May 1, 2013 — 11 RESTAURANT & BAR AUTHENTIC FINE THAI CUISINE Fully Licensed & BYO Wine BOTANY JUNCTION 123 Ormiston Rd, Flat Bush Ph 271 6474 Open for Lunch & Dinner every day LA CENTRAL 71 Lunn Ave, Mt Wellington Ph 570 7009 Open for Lunch & Dinner every day www.spicesthai.co.nz 118886-v2 3 RONWOOD AVENUE, MANUKAU PHONE 262 2913 PHONE 262 0898 Give us a call for your Function requirements 121555-v5 We can cater for 5 to 200 people Roast Pork $10 LUNCH SPECIAL 1 ADULT TICKET FOR $9.50 1 ADULT TICKET FOR $9.50 Present this voucher and receive 1 Adult Ticket for $9.50 Present this voucher and receive 1 Adult Ticket for $9.50 BUY TICKETS AT HOYTS.CO.NZ NZ THU-SUN 11:00, 2:00, 5:00, 8:00PM MON 6:00, 9:00PM TUE-WED 2:00, 5:00, 8:00PM THU-SUN 12:00, 3:00, 4:00, 6:00, 9:00PM MON 5:00, 8:00PM TUE-WED 6:00, 9:00PM THU-SAT 1:00, 2:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 10:00PM SUN 1:00, 2:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00PM MON 6:00, 7:00, 9:00PM TUE-WED 5:00, 7:00, 8:00PM THU-FRI 9:15, 10:00, 12:00, 3:00, 4:00, 6:00, 9:00PM SAT -SUN 9:15, 10:15, 12:00, 3:00, 4:00, 6:00, 9:00PM MON 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 4:00, 5:00, 8:00PM TUE-WED 10:00, 12:00, 3:00, 4:00, 6:00, 9:00PM THU-FRI 10:30, 12:50, 3:20PM SAT -SUN 10:10, 12:20PM SAT -SUN 10:00, 12:00PM WED 11:00AM GENERAL ADMISSION ONE NIGHT ONLY WED 7:00PM THU-FRI 9:20, 11:20, 1:30PM SAT-SUN 1:50, 2:30, 4:30PM MON 3:50PM, TUE-WED 4:30PM THU-FRI 6:00PM SAT-SUN 9:10PM, MON 3:40, 8:50PM TUE-WED 1:40, 3:40, 9:10PM THU-SAT 1:00, 7:00, 10:00PM SUN 1:00, 7:00PM MON 12:15, 1:00, 3:00, 7:00PM TUE-WED 1:00, 7:00PM THU-FRI 6:10, 8:40PM, SAT 6:30, 8:40PM SUN 3:50, 6:30, 8:40PM MON 6:10, 8:30PM, TUE 3:30, 6:10, 8:40PM WED 4:20, 6:10, 8:40PM THU-SUN 3:40, 6:20, 9:00PM MON 10:10, 12:50, 6:20, 9:00PM TUE 10:10, 1:00, 6:20, 9:00PM WED 10:10, 1:00, 9:00PM THU-FRI 12:40, 6:40, 9:10PM SAT-SUN 12:40, 6:40, 9:15PM MON 10:30, 12:40, 6:40, 9:15PM TUE-WED 10:30, 12:40, 6:40, 8:50PM THU-SUN 10:40AM, MON-WED 1:30PM THU-SUN 1:40PM, MON-WED 10:40AM THU-FRI 10:00, 3:10, 8:40PM SAT-SUN 10:00, 3:10, 6:00, 8:40PM MON 10:20, 1:00, 6:00, 8:40PM TUE-WED 10:00, 3:10, 6:00, 8:40PM THU-FRI 9:10, 11:30, 1:50, 4:10, 5:40PM SAT-SUN 9:10, 11:30, 1:50, 4:10, 6:30PM MON 10:00, 4:30, 6:15PM TUE-WED 11:20, 4:10, 6:30PM THU-FRI 3:30PM SAT 3:50PM, MON 3:30PM, TUE-WED 12:50PM M-OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE M-OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE M-VIOLENCE M-VIOLENCE R16- VIOLENCE AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE M-VIOLENCE,OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE,DRUG USE AND SEXUAL REFERENCES PG-LOW LEVEL VIOLENCE M-VIOLENCE AND HORROR M-VIOLENCE AND NUDITY M-VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE AND SEX SCENES PG-SCARY SCENES 121225-V5 out & about | eastlife www.eastlife.co.nz eastlife | may 2013 | 1 Win! Rolling into A word with – a daughter of Pakuranga out and about.indd 1 4/26/2013 9:08:04 AM Longtime favourite Spices thai still has the zip that adds zap to the local dining scene. Piquant flavours, fragrant aromas, and dishes to make one salivate have resulted in a stir fry of culinary experiences that are hard to fault. And the prices have barely budged in 14 years! together with its bright, eye-catching decor and formal table settings, these attributes have attracted a strong local following ever since the first Spices thai opened at Highland Park in 1999. Although that venue has since sold, Spices thai at Botany South – opened in 2005 – carries on the tradi- tion of exotic dishes that foodies have enjoyed for so many years. owner and founder Supakarn Fuengkasem remains as hands-on as ever maintaining quality control and providing a warm environment. the restaurant is fully licensed but also has the option of BYo wine. even though a goodly passage of time had passed between visits, when two pals and i made our way there recently, it was like a homecoming. my friends (also former colleagues) and i had dined there on many occasions when we all worked together. And while that’s some time back, it seemed no differ- ent than if it were yesterday. But, of course, this time around we could reminisce about our first experience of traditional thai cuisine which had been given the fun treatment with names such as, Delicious, they Said; Juno Jealous; Private Dignity and Jubilation. these names remain and within minutes i was all for starting over with some of our favourites. However, being diehard seafood fans we eventually decided on the likes of elegant ocean Queen (large prawns stir- fried with garlic, white pepper and a touch of corian- der), Angel of the Sea (steamed prawns in a hot pot with shredded ginner, vermicelli and vegetables) and sizzling sesame scallops. What fun we ‘three little maids’ had that night; it was just like the good old ‘times’ when we worked hard, played hard and ate... well, very well! And what a treat to be back in a former haunt, lux- uriating in gracious surrounds and enjoying a high standard of cuisine. After shared entrees of chicken satay and prawns on crumbed bread (i told you we liked our seafood), the scallops sizzled (literally) and the prawn mains, done two entirely different ways, proved you can never get too much of a good crustacean. Bill paid and much too full, all i could say to Supa- karn and her team was, ‘Khawp Khun Kha’ – a very heartfelt ‘thank-you’ from all of us and...do you think you could put up with this noisy threesome when we meet up again? – By Helen Perry Dining and Leisure By Natalie Brittan Ye oLDe Bailey on ti Rakau Drive is not a place i would visit given the choice – pub food, pokie machines and a rowdy crowd make up a Fri- day night scene i would usually steer clear of. However, as with a prior discovery at the Junction Sports Bar in east tamaki, Ye olde Bailey turned out to be far more decent than expected. A popular destination for budding music performers, groupies and fami- lies, the unassuming pub has a secret (or perhaps, secret to me!) back room with a stage and a sound system not to be trifled with. And on one particular Friday night, this dark space brimmed with proud parents, young siblings, friends and acquaintances of musicians all raring to go. Belonging to the ‘friend’ category, i and about 10 others had ordered drinks and were waiting for our friends’ to perform. Before long, peckish mouths had ordered several rounds of pizza which arrived promptly with crispy thin bases, generous toppings and oozing cheese. While a friend couldn’t stand the overpowering odour of creamy blue cheese, i, a cheese fiend, could not resist the temptation. Down went a slice, and another, and before i knew it, the band had fin- ished, and so had the pizza! incrimi- nating evidence all hidden, i’m sure i won’t be found out; that is, until next time! who moved my cheese? Jubilant menu enough to make others jealous A beautifully attired Spices Thai waitress serves Elegant Ocean Queen.
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