I’ve made my own baklava at home plenty of times. While it’s fun mixing and matching different nuts, syrup to pastry ratio and wacky shapes, nothing beats walking into a baklava pastry store. The huge display here offers more varieties of baklava than you can imagine.

Auburn Baladna Pastry: Arabic and European Sweets - baklava display

Auburn Baladna Pastry: Arabic and European Sweets - Pistachio baklava

Auburn Baladna Pastry: Arabic and European Sweets - baklava candy store display

Here’s what I ended up with:

Auburn Baladna Pastry: Arabic and European Sweets - packaged baklava

The long ones in the back-right are lady’s fingers cashew baklava… these are crispy, buttery and not overly loaded in syrup. Splendid. The round disc of pastry with cream has been an all time favourite of mine… the soft fluffy cream balances out the sweetness so well. Ah, and my second most loved baklava would have to be the king’s crown of long kounafa pastry which resembles a bird’s nest full of whole pistachios. It’s pure heaven.

Auburn Baladna Pastry: Arabic and European Sweets - my plate of baklava goodness including long kounafa pistachio baklava and cashew lady's finger baklava

Auburn Baladna Pastry
Opens 8am – 10pm daily!!!
150 South Parade, Auburn
Phone: 9649 2324

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.