• Bourke Street Bakery – Surry Hills

    Bourke Street bakery sits at the corner of Devonshire and Bourke Street of course. Nestled among a quaint residential neighbourhood of Surry Hills, this bakery is bustling with people stopping by to pick up their breakfast on the way to work or enjoying their coffee with fresh sourdough under the canopy of London Plane trees.
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Harry’s Cafe de Wheels

Happy Australia Day! What a better way to kick off this adventure with an Aussie icon. Harry’s Café de Wheels is a Sydney institution that started near the gates of Woolloomooloo Naval Yard in 1938. It has grown among the people of Sydney through the ages to become an icon being featured in numerous television … Continue reading

Black Star Pastry – Newtown

Set within the kaleidoscope of culture, music, art, people and food that is the little bohemian town of Newtown, Black Star Pastry does a tango on your palate. They are able to satisfy that breakfast fix, an afternoon grab and those lazy weekend delights. On offers are the traditional breads, their version of French pastry, … Continue reading

TIPS #002 Collapsed Cake

Ended up with a collapsed cake? Too much rising agent. Oven temperature was too high. If you have got too much rising agent such as baking soda or baking powder, the carbon dioxide bubbles start to form and lift the cake before the gluten can set to support the bubbles. It would eventually result in … Continue reading

Gumshara – Traditional Japanese Ramen

Tucked in a food court at Chinatown’s Harbour Plaza lies one of the city’s best traditional Japanese Ramen. When they tell you not to  judge a book by its cover, this is an awesome example. In the most discerning depths of a very Asian style food court, Eating World, a humble stall stands  the end  … Continue reading

TIPS #001: Cracked Cakes

Often find your cakes cracked? Home bakers love to open the oven often to check on their cake. Fight this temptation, keep the door closed. This is because changes in oven temperature leads to cracking. Regulate the oven temperature best suited for your cake. Too high a temperature and your cake rises too fast and … Continue reading

Emperor’s Garden Bakery Cakes – Haymarket

Oh yes I found it…walking along the streets of Haymarket. I stumbled upon Emperor’s Garden Bakery. A long queue drew me to investigate the offerings of this place. And when I walked it I was just blown away. Sydney had a bakery that reminded me of my childhood. Needless to say, I joined the queue … Continue reading


Welcome to The Food Pilgrim I’m here to bring you through a culinary journey of exploration, learning and fun. I’ll show you some of the best places to visit for your next lunch, dinner or that weekend outing. I would show you recipes that are simple to follow and are bound to impress your family … Continue reading

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