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The Aru Bake Shop

Khanh Nguyen is hosting a one-off pastry pop-up, featuring duck rendang pie, wagyu cheeseburger roti, bottled cocktails and more.
By Libby Curran
September 29, 2021
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By Libby Curran
September 29, 2021
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As the mind behind CBD restaurants Sunda and Aru, chef Khanh Nguyen is renowned for his innovative, modern Australian-meets-Southeast Asian fare. But while his two dining rooms remain closed, this weekend sees Nguyen shaking things up a little and embracing his passion for pastry with the Aru Bake Shop.

Taking over the restaurant this Saturday, October 2, the pop-up is set to sling a special lineup of signature goodies of both the sweet and savoury variety. Expect solo-serve versions of the chef's famed duck rendang pie and the return of the duck sausage sanga, alongside familiar favourites like the wagyu cheeseburger roti, the oozy prawn toasts and Sunda's buttermilk roti matched with Vegemite curry. New creations include the likes of a curried cauliflower pie starring black cabbage, leek and pumpkin miso.

Meanwhile, you'll find Aru Bar Manager Darren Leaney whipping up a range of batched cocktails to-go, including a strawberry margarita, a clarified espresso martini and a plum-infused negroni. Both eats and drinks will be available for takeaway from 10am until 2pm (or sold out), otherwise, you can pre-order a Fantastic Four pastry mixed pack for pick up or delivery.

The curried cauliflower pie.

Top Image: Sunda's Vegemite roti by Ryan Noreiks; the duck rendang pie.

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