Archives for August 2022

August 31, 2022 - No Comments!

Tokki brings fresh take on Korean

Opening this week, 26-seater Tokki is a new eatery in Milford offering authentic Korean dishes from chef Jason Kim - ex Sidart, Cassia, The Grove, Clooney and most recently Gochu. Bringing his fresh take on Korean fare to the Shore, North Shore locals can expect a more subtle, elegant menu including metre-long flat noodles, beef short ribs with black garlic jus and white kimchi, and crispy chicken wing stuffed with prawn and tofu.

August 30, 2022 - No Comments!

Auckland chef takes top prize at Lee Kum Kee chefs challenge

Aspiring Auckland chef Julius Caesar has taken out top place at the Lee Kum Kee New Zealand Developing Chefs Challenge 2022.

A senior chef de partie at Ponsonby Road Bistro, Caesar competed alongside three other young chefs at the final event held in Auckland this week.

Open to all chefs under the age of 40 either working or training in New Zealand, the competition saw entrants submit a Chinese or Chinese-inspired dish and video online, using a minimum of three Lee Kum Kee sauces or condiments.

Taking home a $3,000 cash prize and the title of 2022 Lee Kum Kee New Zealand Developing Chef, the judges described Caesar as a “talented chef with a mature palette and a big future”.