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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Miam Patisserie, Pyrmont

Pear caramelo dessert at Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney

Miam? It means yum in French, uttered by many who venture into this cute and cosy bakery in inner city Pyrmont. Owner and head pastry chef, Meylissa Yusuf, threw in an accounting career for one with a sweeter bottom line, training at Le Cordon Bleu before working at Adriano Zumbo in Rozelle and then Cheeky Chocolate in North Strathfield. Miam is her first solo venture.

Counter seating at Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney
Counter seating

The cafe's clean lines, white tiles and warm timbers contrasted with black steel have been designed by Guru Projects, the same folk behind Nel. Restaurant, Harry's Bondi and several Toby's Estate outlets including Sydney Airport and Barangaroo. Industrial stools line a narrow timber counter against the window inside. Outside you'll find a handful of tables, each set with a mini vase of blooms.

Five spiced slow cooked pork sandwich at Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney
Five spiced slow cooked pork $8

The menu is short and sweet - it's so so concise they don't even have menus to hand out. The daily changing menu is chalked up on a mini blackboard. On the day we visit, it's a selection that includes a ham pocket pie, onion and sage sausage roll, bacon, leek and thyme quiche, cheesy Vegemite quiche and a handful of sandwiches.

We're immediately drawn to the five spiced slow cooked pork sandwich. The mention of crackling is the clincher.

Five spiced slow cooked pork with crackling at Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney
Five spiced slow cooked pork with pickled vegetables and crackling

The pork is soft, tender and fragrantly spiced, made even better by the occasional encounter with a smithereen of crackling. Each shard of crackling is ridiculously crunchy. It's a toe-curling moment each time you hit the jackpot. The richness of the sandwich is tempered by ribbons of pickled carrot and daikon, crispy and sweet.

Indonesian-style bacon and egg roll at Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney
Bacon and egg roll $6.50

The bacon and egg roll is fast becoming a Miam signature dish. Described as Indo-style, there are unmistakable parallels with Indomie Mee Goreng, the two minute noodle classic that's a mainstay of any uni student's diet. A crusty baguette is piled with sweet soy-glazed bacon, crispy fried shallots, a runny fried egg and squiggles of mayonnaise. Sriracha is optional but definitely recommended.

Indonesian-style bacon and runny egg roll at Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney
Runny fried egg with sweet-soy glazed bacon, mayonnaise and deep fried shallots

It's sweet and salty comfort food with a blanket of rich egg yolk and a satisfying hit of umami. The crusty baguette is strong enough to soak up all that gooey egg yolk too.

Pain au chocolat chocolate croissants at Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney
Pain au chocolat $4.50

The display counter includes a raft of options to include with your post-lunch coffee.

Flat white coffee at Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney
Strong flat white coffee

Hot drinks include a complimentary mini cookie, so delicious that you'll be relieved to know you can buy full sized versions of these. This one is richly chocolatey.

Pear caramelo dessert at Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney
Pear caramelo $9
Caramel mousse, pear jelly, ginger cake and almond crunchy base

We missed out on the last matcha concord cake by thirty seconds (swiped by the customer in front of us) but we're just as pleased with our next choice, the pear caramelo.

Layers of caramel mousse, pear jelly, ginger cake and almond crunchy base at Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney
Caramel mousse, pear jelly, ginger cake and almond crunchy base

It's an elaborate construction that belies its $9 price tag. Inside the glossy dome we find stratified planes of caramel mousse, pear jelly, ginger cake and a crunchy base made with toasted flaked almonds. Brittle flakes of feuilletine around the external edges provide caramelised crunch.

Salted caramel apple pie at Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney
Salted caramel apple pie $4.50

The salted caramel apple pie is equal parts comfort food and sophistication, a pocket of flaky pastry filled with hunks of apple.

Inside the salted caramel apple pie at Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney
Inside the salted caramel apple pie

I don't get a lot of salted caramel flavour in this but the sugar crystals on top are sweet enough. The apples are cooked well too, soft and yielding without tipping to the point of soggy mushiness.

Black sesame cookies at Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney
Black sesame cookie $4

And to take home? A black sesame cookie for afternoon tea. Next time I'm definitely getting the XL chocolate chip cookie. Each one is a lesson in baking patience, with the batter matured for a couple of days before baking. Miam.

Miam Patisserie in Pyrmont Sydney


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

Miam Patisserie
Shop 140, 313 Harris Street, Pyrmont, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 8018 6693

Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday 7am-4pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm


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