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OK, I see a lot of chatter regarding these Aussie Meat Pies.

I've never had one but a quick look shows me it isn't like the pot pies of the USA (pot pies are a flaky crust with meat, veggies & gravy).

From looking at the Aussie pies they look to be not so flaky, more bread like and stuffed with meat and a little veggie with gravy.

What bare the best pies in Australia?

What are the most popular flavors?

What do they cost in AU and how much would you pay for a decent pie in Cebu?

 

 

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noddle

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Oz Jon
Posted (edited)

There are many kinds of Oz meat pies ...different pastry, different fillings

Here is a photo of some "classic" examples available in the frozen-food part of a leading Oz supermarket.

That's not the source of most Oz pies - specialist pie shops,  bakeries and local "corner-shops" are probably the main suppliers.

 

Enjoy ....... with a dash of tomato sauce (ketchup)!

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ps. The 4N20 pies shown are a 4-pack.
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Oz Jon

For comparison ..... fresh meat .... stewing steak $15/kg, T-Bone steak $22/kg, Porterhouse steak $28/kg, Fillet steak $43/kg.  Lamb about the same, pork/chicken much cheaper.

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They don't seem to be popular overseas either (weird - probably our best export).  Pie Face (an Aussie pie franchise) https://pieface.com.au/OurMenu , expanded to a few S E Asian countries and the middle east a few years back (I saw them in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan) - and that nearly killed the company with slow sales - with most of them shutdown and half the Australian ones gone as well. 

I just ordered a bunch of pies, sausage rolls and pasties (well am waiting for the delivery cost to order) from that Welsh Deli mentioned near Manila - will need to clear out lesser items not deserving my freezer space now :huh: - and maybe refill my cholesterol tabs prescription :lol:

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rizla

The American Chicken Pot pie looks the same as a British Chicken pie sold in most fish and chip shops.pie.jpg.a43690c7cc6eddac2bc9eda9d0ab6784.jpg

But any pie is easy to make and 100 times better than any shop version.

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mikewright
4 hours ago, rizla said:

But any pie is easy to make and 100 times better than any shop version.

Very true, particularly if you like meat pies.

However, shop pies do have to meet certain very high standards, as set out in the Food Standards ANZ website,

The Food Standards Code stipulates that a meat pie must contain a minimum of 25 per cent of meat flesh.

According to the Code, meat flesh means:

‘The skeletal muscle of the carcass of any buffalo, camel, cattle, deer, goat, hare, pig, poultry, rabbit or sheep, slaughtered other than in a wild state (i.e. not bush meat), plus any attached animal rind, fat, connective tissue, nerve, blood and blood vessels’.

Unfortunately the Code does not stipulate that a meat pie must be served with tomato sauce, with the result that some pie sellers are now substituting ketchup for tomato sauce, completely ruining the flavour :(.

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oztony

Image result for four n twenty

Now there is a Pie......................

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A quick update ....  a major supermarket is today offering "pork shoulder roast" for A$6/kg. 

We had that last weekend for about $8/kg

Very nice! with roast vegetables and apple sauce!

..... and shared a couple of bottles of med-good Oz red and NZ white wine with a mate ... life is hard in Oz!

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I never get things exactly right, first time!
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M.C.A.

I got try these meat pies once, our ship hit port in Australia but I can't remember which port... Lol, but they had a shark exhibit by the wharf, fish, and chips put in a paper wrap delicious and also an alligator indoor farm and real close to this was where I had coffee and these meat pies, wow were they ever good and homemade, not expensive either.

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Richard K
41 minutes ago, oztony said:

Image result for four n twenty

Now there is a Pie......................

Damn that looks awesome.. 
When i was in my young college-mode I did 2 semester at U-Mass... I was broke and living in a room in an apt with... an indeterminate amount of people.. (it changed weekly)... I used to go to this neighborhood mom and pop store called The Boston Market... old folks ran it and it pretty much was neighborhood clientele. They had these frozen Irish Beef and Kidney pies. 2.5 inches thick and 8" dia. They were not really cooked..at least the pastry was not. The crust was thick and not really flakey but kind of biscuit like. had thick slabs of  tender beef and really good kidney..along with big chunks of mushrooms and slender sliced onion... that was it..salt and pepper. ample gravy that was delicious
These things were only about $2 back then and I have never seen them since   I'd get dinner and breakfast out of one.. I would love to find those again

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GBT62
14 minutes ago, M.C.A. said:

I got try these meat pies once, our ship hit port in Australia but I can't remember which port... Lol, but they had a shark exhibit by the wharf, fish, and chips put in a paper wrap delicious and also an alligator indoor farm and real close to this was where I had coffee and these meat pies, wow were they ever good and homemade, not expensive either.

am guessing far north Queensland (Cairns or Townsville) - or Darwin in the Northern Territory.  All of them have croc farms not too far off - and Townsville has the large reef aquarium near the breakwater - http://www.reefhq.com.au/ 

If you get the chance - crumbed/deep fried Croc is pretty damn tasty. A few places in Darwin and north Qld offer it - usually with a Thai sweet chilli sauce. In Darwin that'll pair well with 6 or 7 beers  :beer: 

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1 hour ago, M.C.A. said:

I got try these meat pies once, our ship hit port in Australia but I can't remember which port... Lol, but they had a shark exhibit by the wharf, fish, and chips put in a paper wrap delicious and also an alligator indoor farm and real close to this was where I had coffee and these meat pies, wow were they ever good and homemade, not expensive either.

Right ....  Meat pies! .... Oz is the world champion in haut cuisine!_ Lol!    ... never mind ... life is still pretty bl***dy good here!

Edited by Oz Jon
ps. but , there is more to life .... and the Phils has a lot of that to offer
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rizla
2 hours ago, Richard K said:

Damn that looks awesome.. 
When i was in my young college-mode I did 2 semester at U-Mass... I was broke and living in a room in an apt with... an indeterminate amount of people.. (it changed weekly)... I used to go to this neighborhood mom and pop store called The Boston Market... old folks ran it and it pretty much was neighborhood clientele. They had these frozen Irish Beef and Kidney pies. 2.5 inches thick and 8" dia. They were not really cooked..at least the pastry was not. The crust was thick and not really flakey but kind of biscuit like. had thick slabs of  tender beef and really good kidney..along with big chunks of mushrooms and slender sliced onion... that was it..salt and pepper. ample gravy that was delicious
These things were only about $2 back then and I have never seen them since   I'd get dinner and breakfast out of one.. I would love to find those again

Had similar experience, my Uni was in a famous tourist town in the UK, so cafe's restaurants were far to expensive, but down small hidden side streets you could find greasy spoon cafes that did steak pies, mash and beans for under a quid, I still miss that bisto smell and usually have this kind of dinner the first night when back in Blighty.

God Bless the humble meat Pie :respect:

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Richard K

I know this is off topic.... but is weird how memories are triggered..I have been thinking about that 2 old fire-plug couple since i saw this.. man and wife they were like peas out the same pod..
I wish I had been more aware at the time..
It was some awesome pie and I do miss that... but I think I missed more than that... the stupid of youth

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