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The history of Harry’s Cafe de Wheels dates back to as long as many many many.. many.. many years ago. You get the drift. I was doing some online research prior my trip and happened to come across this humble pie cart. Pardon my cheesy pose. I was feeling a little overjoyed that I was able to locate Harry’s :P This is what being a food blogger can do to you.
Extracted a bit of its long long long history. This happened in 1945.
The phrase ‘Café de Wheels’ came about as the city council of the day insisted that mobile food caravans move a minimum of 12 inches a day. Harry dutifully obeyed and thus the name was expanded to Harry’s Café de Wheels.
A minimum of 12 inches a day? Hahaha okaaaay…
You can read about Harry’s history here.
A very colorful past indeed!
I half expected this guy to blabber in perfect Mandarin but his English is pretty good! I didn’t wanna stand there gaping at the menu so I got him to recommend some pies to me. His immediate response to my question was, “Usually, Asians prefer………”
Hidden under that hot, flaky crust were chunks and chunks of scallops, prawns, white fish and salmon. Never have I seen so many seafood ingredients all in one pie! However, the Seafood Pie (AU$4.80) was a little too dry. It could have won me over with more cream sauce.
Now this is a little confusing. I’m still in a confused state myself. So let’s just say that the next recommended pie was the Chicken and Mushroom Pie but we had upgraded it to the Harry’s ‘Tiger’ (AU$5.50), which is a signature dish named after founder Harry ‘Tiger’ Edwards. Instead of beef, we had it substituted with pieces of juicy tender chicken meat and fresh slices of mushroom all cooked in cream sauce, served with mashy peas and potato and gravy on top. In case you are wondering, no we didn’t just sink our teeth into the pie. We were given a plastic fork :)
So what initially was supposed to be a tea break turned out to be something quite filling for a party of four! Other than pies, hot dogs, soups and sweet treats are also available on the menu :) Currently, Harry’s Cafe de Wheels operate in six different locations, only in Sydney.
Mon and Tue
9am – 10pm
Wed and Thur
9am – 1am (next day)
9am – 4am (next day)
10am – 4am (next day)
10am – 10pm