July 31, 2010

Newtown Eating Tour

"Time to get some dreadlocks and piercings, we're off to Newtown!"

Back in June we did an eating tour around Cabramatta and this time it was John's turn to show us around his suburb, and so I joined a bunch of food bloggers for a tour around Newtown. I was keen to see what this edgy part of Sydney had to offer as I don't venture out there too often.

We started the day at the Eveleigh Markets which really surprised me with the great range of good quality produce and artisan products.

Kylie Kwong cooking at her stall

Fresh produce

Beautiful chocolates from Gumnut and Chocolate meringues

Pork trotters


We continue our tour and stop at the Black Star Pastry to sample some of their delicious cakes. I think I must go back to Newtown just for these cakes!

Fig, quince and orange cake

Strawberry, Rose and Watermelon cake

Lemon Meringue & Chocolate and Caramel Tart with Basil Jelly

After the cakes it's Pastizzi Cafe for some savoury and sweet pastizzi. The pastry is absolutely beautiful: incredibly flaky but not too greasy. The savoury collection includes a variety of flavour combinations such as spinach & ricotta, vegie curry, meat & curry and chili con carne. We have a choice of apple and chocolate & ricotta for sweet pastizzi and both are just perfect.
Collection of savoury pastizzis

Apple pastizzi and Chocolate & Ricotta Pastizzi

After some shopping at the Fiji Market we have a quick treat of traditional Indian sweets, but they are a tad too sweet for my taste.

Indian Sweets

We head to lunch to a Sri Lankan restaurant called Kammadhenu where we order a few dishes to share. The food is fragrant, delicious and some of it quite spicy, but I really enjoy the new flavours.

Deep fried cauliflower is crunchy and flavoursome

Goat saag definitely has a kick to it, but the meat is so tender and delicious
Eggplant salad is refreshing

String hoppers with a spicy curry

Egg hoppers

Lamb masala dosai & Cheese masala dosai - my favourite; I just love the thin crispy pancake with delicious fillings and the different dipping

And of course we can't leave Newtown without gelato so the final pit stop is at Gelatomassi!

Thank you John!

Eveleigh Markets

243 Wilson St
Eveleigh, NSW

Black Star Pastry
277 Australia St
Newtown, NSW

Pastizzi Cafe
523 King St
Newtown, NSW

Fiji Market
591 King St
Newtown, NSW

377 King St
Newtown, NSW

262 King Street
Newtown, NSW