To get the most out of Noumea eating-wise it's best to get an apartment where you can cook with all the imported French goodies and fresh local produce that you can fill your bag with. You'll need fridge room for the wine and cheese and a spot to look out over the water at sunset. Aaah, this is the life.
This thin book about Thai Hawker food is a ready reckoner of street food dishes that makes you want to hop on a plane to Bangkok straight away, or head down to Thainatown for something new, spicy and guaranteed good.
A waterside local hangout that does a bit everything - pub, cafe, restaurant and pizza parlour. La Case in Baie de L'Orphelinat stretches from quick espresso pitstop to nightclub all in one fine location.
Cantonese seems to be the boring family member of Chinese cuisine at the moment, the brash heat and spice of Sichuan and northern fare more thrilling and new. Zan Bou in Sussex Centre makes a case for retrying the more subtle flavours of southern Chinese cooking.
Shanghai style food found in the heart of the new high rise suburbs around Wolli Creek. Shanghai Fried Dumpling is stuffed inside a supermarket shopfront, but bursts with the slightly sweet flavours of its namesake town.
A wobbly table and picture menu make us more than happy when searching for places to eat. Throw in some Deshi street food, some spiced chicken livers and a plate of Bangladeshi fuska and you have yourself a B-Kyu bingo winner at Fuska House in Rockdale.