11 October 2017

Miam Patisserie ~ French & Indonesian Inspired Bakery - Pyrmont

 A French style cakery with a twist of Indo food, Miam Patisserie puts a bit of ooh-la-la yummy and enak into Pyrmont.

There's a strip of shops along Harris Street in Pyrmont that sit underneath a block of eighties era flats, just slightly set back from the road. It's the kind of strip where a part of old Sydney was knocked down to build something more modern. 

Miam Patisserie has nestled underneath the balconies alongside the convenience store, medical centre, sushi bar real estate agents and local coffee shops with some fine cakes and a brief hot menu and tries to bring a little beauty back. 

The cakes are spectacular here, they're more than just the pretty shiny baubles we've tried at other patisseries. These ones actually have some flavour and substance to them.

Matcha Concord - $9. Under the light crisp pylons of meringue is a hardcore matcha (Japanese green tea) flavoured cake. This is sensational and the fresh moist cake against the light crisp meringue is a marvel of texture and construction. The level of green tea flavour is perfect according to our taste buds, something that's very hard to get right.

Pumpkin Mont Blanc - about $9. A gentle creamy pumpkin goo, with just the right amount of pumpkin, on a sable breton biscuit base. A few months ago we rated this as the best dessert we've had all year, and it still stands.

Coconut cake - about $6. We take home this for laters, it's lusciously moist and fairly dense, it's like s super coconut-y lamington.

Coffee is great too! The little bonus sugar cookie is a hit of a sweetie.

Miam also has an interesting breakfast and lunch menu. The bacon and egg roll has an Indo twist with soy bacon, chilli sauce, plenty of mayo and a little run on the egg yoke, the way we like it.

Breakfast roll (weekend special) - veggie omelette with Korean chili paste, pickles, rocket and mayo - $10. There was so much piled up on this sammich that it was impossible to bite down on. The slices of bread are spread with the chilli paste (gojuchang) so you could munch a bit on that, throw in some omelette and get a good mix of the pickle on your fork all at once.

The lunchtime special beef rendang bowl was probably the only miss for us, it didn't have the beefy intensity or promised chilli heat we would have liked. Bonus points though for the soft cooked runny egg that mixed in with the beef so well.

Some takeway cheeky cakey jazzes up a Thursday night dinner... the strawberry watchamacallit is the name for it as we didn't quite catch it's formal moniker.

We also took home a Vietnamese coffee tiramisu pot. This was one hell of a creamy dessert, made all the better for the bits of cake and chocolate and little pearls of salted caramel, with the necessary addition of condensed milk. Bonus points for the little jar that we now reuse as a little vase to grow plant offcuts.

Harris Street isn't the most salubrious location but it is quite pleasant sitting outside on a Sunday morning.

Miam Patisserie is at Shop 140/313 Harris Street, in that weird brown 1980s era apartment/shop block, Pyrmont.

Miam Patisserie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

1 comment:

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