How COVID Brought Lamingtons To Newtown

For the last few years, the novel coronavirus has been getting a (rightfully) bad wrap and I’m not here to challenge that. But like your most annoying friend, I would like to play devil’s advocate for a moment. Because consider this: if it wasn’t for the outbreak of COVID-19, there is a very real chance Tokyo Lamington in Sydney would not exist.

Eddie, co-founder of the lamington focussed cafe in Newtown, told me all about how he and his friend Min came up with the idea for a Japanese lamington shop while sitting on a bench in Tokyo one evening before any of us even knew what a RAT was.

Since then, the idea has flourished and turned into THE place to go for lamingtons in Sydney. With a new variety of lamington flavours each month, there are plenty of reasons to keep going back, but Eddie says it’s the original lamington that sells the best! According to him, it’s the standard that people judge their quality by. And considering how popular they are, they must have a pretty good grasp of the basics!

If you want to get a taste of the magical moistness (Eddie’s words. Kind of) that is Tokyo Lamington then head on down to Australia Street across from Newtown Station any day from 7am-3pm.

And if you LOVED listening to this episode so much that you need another Tummy Treasures hit, then check out any of the past episodes here. There’s also an Instagram account that is getting better with every post (mostly) where you can see pictures of all the food reviewed so far. This is also by far the best place to go if you have any ideas or requests for future reviews!

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