Japanese child actress Mana Ashida (little Mako) was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
My Neighbor Guillermo Del Toro.
If I don’t reblog this, assume I’m dead.
20140301 - Wooden Board Kitchen, Auckland, New Zealand
I have friends who swear by Wooden Board Kitchen — and I think you get pretty good value for Auckland prices. The dishes are a decent size, and it looks like two courses for $25 is back on Mondays! Most mains are in the $20 - $25 range. A bit of a trek, as it’s located on Upper Queen Street (and we’ve established that a single street in Auckland can take you about an hour to walk down? — Well, Queen St is one of those anyway), but my friend lives just around the corner so we hanged at hers before walking over.
We had the honey roasted beetroot tart, pan-seared scallops, salt and pepper squid, Angus cheese burger, braised pork fennel… and either the roasted chicken or the lamb, I can’t quite remember. Well, anyway, most things!
Afterwards, we went back to hers where she fed us home-made tiramisu (I helped! :D) and melon.