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Episode 5 - Sunnynook

This week on Neighbourhood broadcaster Miles Davis takes us on a tour of his 'hood - Sunnynook on Auckland's North Shore.

We do the rounds with a specially trained Plunket nurse who is working with the ever-expanding Asian community.

We share "the dish of kings" with a local Egyptian family and visit the Inch Library - a tiny facility that started with a single item and now provides thousands of picture books to Japanese-speaking lenders. Plus, we meet the Holy Voice Lady Singers - a unique choir made up of professional musicians from Korea.

Curator Bio
Miles Davis

Miles Davis is a radio host, MC and sports commentator. An outspoken Cockney, he emigrated from London 26 years ago and now lives with his family in Sunnynook, on Auckland's North Shore.

His first love is English Football and his beloved West Ham United. He brought the first football show on TV to New Zealand hosting, producing and writing 97 episodes of House of Football 1998-2002.

Neighbourhood Dish: Sunnynook

On the Sunnynook episode of Neighbourhood local resident Rania Guirguis shares with us a traditional recipe for Egyptian Molokhia.

Egyptian Molokhia

   4 cups chicken broth
   3 bay leaves
   1 onion, peeled and diced
   1 tablespoon tomato paste
   Salt and pepper
   1 kg prepared molokhia leaves, purchased frozen and thawed
   6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
   2 tablespoons cumin seed
   1/2 cup olive oil
   Juice of 1 lemon


1. Pour the broth into a soup pot and add the bay leaves, onion, tomato paste, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Add the molokhia and season with salt and pepper. Stir well. Simmer for 20 minutes.

2. Pour the olive oil into a large skillet over medium high heat. Stir in the garlic and cumin seed. Continue stirring or swirling the pan. When the garlic is golden brown, pour the hot oil over the surface of the simmering molokhia. Squeeze the lemon juice in and serve immediately.