5.6.14

REVIEW: THE SANDS RESTAURANT



 



happy june!!! and happy end of assignments to me! 

i always look forward to this time every semester; when all my assignments are over and i can just start focusing on studying for exams! it's like a sigh of relief every time i reach this point in the semester. i celebrated it though. i thought i deserved a little something. (if you still have assignments due, keep at it!! i believe in you and go treat yourselves afterwards because uni is hard! really hard.)

so i bought a coupon off grabone, and for those of you who don't already know you can get some pretty cheap deals off this site for food, dining, activities, massages... but with some dining deals, you can get some real good and cheap ones, and with some you can get just cheap ones that aren't too good... at all.
i'm starting off a coupon eats on the side for us students (because who doesn't like cheap and good food!?!!?) and hopefully let you know some really cool and cheap restaurants!
this coupon was $29 for two people for a three course peking duck meal at the sands restaurant. so after having real good experiences with peking duck (it's amazing for those of you who haven't tried), i went to this dinner with really high expectations with the peking duck wraps and also the lettuce wraps in mind. unfortunately, the three course meal we got given was completely different to what i thought..
starter: soup with tofu and bok choy
main course: peking duck wraps
dessert: coconut milk with tapioca and a side of fruit
the soup was average -- tasted exactly like what it is. we did get a generous helping though. we could've had like four bowls each and there still would've been some left over.

i've looked this up and authentic peking duck serves mainly the crispy skin with little meat for the wraps. at the sands, we pretty much got half a duck (meat + skin included). not really authentic peking duck, but i mean it still tasted good! 

this dinner didn't really fulfil my expectations but it was filling, the main course was good, and for about $15 each, we were happy. not too sure if we would come back here without a coupon though.
3/5
let me know about your past/future experiences of this restaurant below! 

933 new north road, mt albert
auckland

open: 11am - 10pm mon-sun
everyone also needs to check out this gif.
hope your week is going well! x



2 comments on "REVIEW: THE SANDS RESTAURANT"
  1. I love peking duck wraps yummmm but some times the duck can be disappointing, I feel you. I went to Beijing once, best duck I ever had! Nothing has lived up to it since, even six years after. I love the vibrancy of the food though xx

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    1. i tried my first peking duck in beijing as well! i'm super sad that no restaurant i've been to can replicate what i had in beijing!!

      thanks for dropping by!! x

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