Three quick food tips from my Canberra explorations….
1. Crust Bakery at the Fyshwick Markets
Crust Bakery have really fantastic pies, including a lamb, rosemary and merlot one which is just FABULOUS. Their coffee is really nice as well. It’s always busy out there at the Fyshwick Markets, so be prepared to get in line. Here’s more of their details.
2. Ah Chu Asian Provisions
Indonesian food lovers, rejoice! This little Asian grocer in Phillip (near Westfield Woden) has lots of Indonesian spice packets, cake mixes (like the one I used to make the bika ambon above… little yeasty coconut cakes with an awesome texture like crumpets that I love!) and even special snacks like Kripik Balado… and… wait for it…. TEHBOTOL!!! They also have lots of the Garuda kacang snacks and more, as well as some Malaysian foodstuffs (including premix sachets to make Georgetown White Coffee… unfortunately absolutely nowhere as good as actual Georgetown White Coffee). The prices are really reasonable and the owner is very friendly.
I found out about it from this blog. It’s at 7/67 Townshend St, Phillip.
3. Urban Food Store, Acton
No photo for this one, sorry. But I can very much recommend their scrambled silken tofu for breakfast. All their other breakfasts looked fabulous as well. And it is nowhere near as crowded as super popular Canberra breakfast spots like Silo Bakery. Really great atmosphere. It’s in the bottom of the New Acton apartment building, right down the end of Marcus Clarke St (near the lower part of the ANU campus). More details here.