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Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by sjaeger172004, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. chook

    chook Member

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    By sides you mean sauce right?
     
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    True... butter is good on everything. :p



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  3. broccoli

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    Ever since this thread started up I've been craving pies. I'd had a good pie at this place before, but it was a while ago so didn't know whether it was still good. Went today and it's still good. It's called Authentic Mauritius or JDs pies and tacos (it's sort of the same place) and it's at the Wanneroo Markets. They do a whole heap of different fillings (not all available at once). I was tempted by the jalapeno beef, but went for the chicken and leek with peas. Really big, proper flaky pastry and homemade filling. $8.50 for mine. They also had venison curry for $10, but I've never had venison and didn't know whether I'd like it so didn't get that.
     
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    My wife must have been reading either my thoughts or my posts in this thread and just showed up with a bacon and steak pie from the pie shop. Can eat it one handed without making a mess, crust has the right amount of crispiness without flaking/crumbling everywhere, and the chunks of steak melt in your mouth. Solid 10/10.

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  5. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    I've been having one every saturday for the last while. Pepper steak last weekend, I've got frozen panang curry pumpkins in the freezer. I'll try lamb and mint jelly this saturday :)
     
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    They have a store in Wodonga too (they are all baked in Yack though).

    Don't tempt me to go down there for lunch... it has been two weeks or so :upset:

    The Thai Green Chicken Curry is my go to.
     
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    Scallops are some of the most delicious things this planet has ever produced. They grow pretty much fucking everywhere, too. The fact they're so expensive from the fish & chips shops is something I've never been able to figure out. You get 1 for $3 these days if you're lucky... or you can go swimming for five minutes in a marina pick up about two dozen.

    The main freeway heading down south from Perth to the touristy areas has a "Miami Bakery" on each side of the road. They do a Pie of the Week which is usually worth giving a crack. Sometimes they're using scallops. This is usually a good day.
     
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    Sure, but they're massively overfished in vast areas of the planet including much of our coast, and dredging for them as we do destroys the entire benthic ecosystem just to get the scallops, takes forever to grow back. Recreationally diving for them's pretty sustainable, but any you buy are utterly fucking someone's ocean floor
     
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  9. broccoli

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    I'd guess because they have to be super fresh. So does fish, but you know you'll sell the fish, whereas people might not order the other seafood.

    Not that I was dreaming about pies so looked up some of the other ones they sell at the mauritius/JDs place, but found that they do a seafood pie containing
    Fish, scallops, mussels, baby Calamari, crab, prawns, peas and corn in white wine sauce. Given the quality of their stuff, probably worth a try if you like seafood.
     
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    Parents are from Wodonga. It's the best part about going home for Christmas.
     
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    I'm so disappointed.... I had to go up north for something and I thought I could go to the good pie shop and it wasn't open. :(
     
  12. eixt

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    Hi gang,
    I was bored so I added all the recommendations to a google map. So you can check when you are traveling if one of these pie shops is near by. Lets keep adding to it :D

    OCAU Pie Map
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/AP8LnQksCTS5NmhN6?g_st=i
     
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  13. BlueRaven

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    eixt great idea! :thumbup:
    NSW south coast needs some love, but it's been ages since I've driven that way.
    This place has always had tasty pies and friendly service whenever I've been down there for the annual Wings Over Illawarra airshow.
    Last visit was late '21. Can't remember what I had, but there's roughly a 95% chance that it was Steak & Mushroom.
    Always a good benchmark. If you can't make a good steak & mushroom pie then you've no business running a bakery (in Australia anyway). :)
     
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    If there wasn't the health aspect... I would eat pies daily, savory and sweet. Mmm, pies. :lol:



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  15. BlueRaven

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    The intellectual part of my brain knows full well that a pie and a bottle of juice purchased from a local bakery is no better than maccas or any other form of insta-lunch.
    But the emotional part of my brain still insists that it feels better. :lol:

    Once must choose wisely though.
    I'm all for supporting the little guy/small family business, but not gonna lie...
    there's been times when I've walked into a local bakery, looked around at the general state of the place, then marched straight back out and immediately googled the nearest fast food joint.
     
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  16. broccoli

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    There's nothing unhealthy about a pie from a good bakery.
     
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    Now there's a road trip I could enjoy.

    You can add Camperdown Bakery to that list
    114 Manifold St, Camperdown VIC 3260

    Haven't been for 12 months but the pies were the best food in town.
     
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  18. eixt

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    Both added
     
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    NSW Central/North Coast looking pretty bare atm too, where all the Coasties at?

    This is a bit of a weird recommendation, yes, it's a Metro servo, but it's a good stopping point for anyone who's travelling up the M1 from Sydney then heading out to the coastal suburbs north of Ourimbah interchange.
    I lived in Wyee for a couple of years and this servo at Doyalson has had some of the best pies and sausage rolls in the area for ages. And it's right on the quickest route to/from the freeway.
    Undergone several renovations since the Google Maps photo was taken and is now one of those huge "WE HAVE ALL THE AMERICAN CANDY/SODA/BREAKFAST CEREAL" Kwiki-Mart-style eyesores.
    But they've kept the same supplier for those bangin' sausage rolls and pies and other baked goods the whole time. Smort. And the fuel is reasonably priced too. :thumbup:
    (edit: their sausie rolls are the definite winner for a one-handed snack while driving on, but I've also tried their steak, steak & mushroom, steak/bacon/cheese and curry pies. Can't remember ever having a bad one.
    Obviously these are not Gourmet Tier made-fresh-on-site pies, but they're definitely up there on the highest tier of "hot food available in an area near you at 1am on a Tuesday morning" type of cuisine.)
     
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