Pie Face! It’s a huge institution in Australia and there are many branches down under, not just in their New South Wales origins but in Victoria. I remember seeing it when we were in Melbourne 3 years ago and I even took a photo of the Pie Face shop. They’re famous for the quirky and funny faces they put on their pies to tell them apart.
This was actually a little after my time as my convocation was in 2003. I spent almost 5 years in Melbourne and in between snowboarding, raves and doofs I managed to eat quite a lot of pies. Pies are very big in Aussie, and I do miss chowing down on a nice meaty Australian style pie. Thus, when I passed by Pie Face while finding parking during the weekend, I immediately walked in.
The friendly tudung-clad girl behind the counter told me this branch just opened earlier this month. I think she said 10th of February. I was here for a Hearthstone event at 1 pm but I thought I could spare a bit of time to grab some lunch so I ordered the 2 Mini Pies + Coffee or Tea for RM 10 deal. The mini pies usually go for RM 5 and the regular sized ones for RM 7 so that’s a good deal – the drink is essentially free. I opted for a long black.
There is a wide selection of pies divided into roughly two categories – Australia Premium and Local Favorites. I got one from each, the Mini Chunky Steak Pie and the Mini Beef Rendang Pie. You can choose to have “The Ultimate Aussie Stack” as an add-on. This is a topping of mash, peas and gravy for the pies and I highly recommend it. It costs RM 3 for The Stack (regular sized) and RM 1.50 for Mini Stack (mini pies).
This is more of a Perth and Sydney thing, back in Melbourne we mostly just ate pies with ketchup on top. It is quite good though and the hot mash and peas goes very well with the chunky steak pie. It provides a more substantial meal too – all those carbs are quite satisfying to eat.
You can see the generous filling of the pies here.
I liked the mini pies, it gives you an opportunity to try out more flavors since the pies are about 1/2 the size of regular ones. You can also have them to go – I packed 6 of the mini pies back for my better half for RM 18 (a dozen mini pies are RM 34) as part of their Pie-tastic Deal. I got one of each flavor: Black Pepper Chicken Pie, Creamy Mushroom Pie, Curry Chicken Pie, Spicy Chicken Pie, Creamy Vegetable Pie, Classic Mince Beef Pie.
I think the two premium Australian pies from Pie Face are the best – Chunky Steak Pie and Classic Mince Beef Pie. The local favorites can be a little hit and miss. Some, like the Black Pepper Chicken Pie is decent but others like the Curry Chicken Pie is quite awful with too much potatoes inside. The latter tastes like a badly made karipap (local curry puff).
I also grabbed an Apple Crumble Pie (RM 6) for dessert. Pie Face has a couple of sweet offerings as well and this was palatable enough.
It was good to see Pie Face in Malaysia. I know they opened an outlet in Sunway Pyramid but I’ve never seen it or heard about it until the weekend. I went to the recently opened one in Wangsa Walk Mall and I just happened to spot it coz I was parking to go to a Blizzard event. I actually started eating pies when I went to New Zealand for high school when I was 15 so I’ve been scoffing them for a while. It’s worth a visit if you’re ever hankering for a good ol’ Aussie pie. 🙂
12 thoughts on “Pie Face Malaysia, Wangsa Maju”
I would love to eat the mini beef pies. Hope that they open an outlet in Midvalley.
Yeah, that was very nice! 🙂
I like the two Aussie Favorites, the local flavors are a bit hit and miss. I didn’t even know about the Sunway one, just spotted this when I was at a gaming event.
Oooooo…the filling looks so so so good…and they’re so so so cheap!!! Love the gimmick, the pie face. My girl will go for the smiling ones, she does not like those sad face icons. 😀
Yup, but they’re very small too! 🙂
The RM 7 ones are regular sized though, would be better value but you can’t try as much flavors with the bigger pies. Haha! Some of the sad or weird faced ones are quite good.
High 5! I tried Pie Face during CNY in Sunway Pyramid.. RM18 for 6 mini pieces too.. I was attracted to the savoury pies, so I chose all the savoury ones, except rendang and curry thingy.. I chose chunky steak, minced beef, chicken mushroom and creamy mushroom.. I love love love the chunky steak, minced beef and creamy mushroom.. I can eat 20 pieces chunky steak!
I didn’t even know they opened there! 🙂
We do go to Sunway but seldom to the bottom level where the ice skating ring coz there’s not many things there. The chunky steak is very good, would eat again. Highly recommended. The sweet pies are quite good too, they also have a pecan pie and an almond sliver one.
No wonder it looked super familiar! I must’ve seen it in Westfield Cannington a couple of years ago.
Geez, the filling looks really savory and tasty!!! Too bad there’s none in Adelaide CBD for me to buy and taste it. Come to think of it, I should’ve given it a taste when I was in Perth and Brisbane.
Yeah, they have quite a few outlets in Australia. 🙂
I read that they are in Adelaide (kind of) – not sure if they’ve opened their own shops yet but their products are carried by On The Run (the convenience store). I think they might have their own stores now though. No worries, you can always eat them here!
Look at the cute pie faces. Haha.
I wouldnt mind having a good old pie for breakfast. Or any time as matter of fact!
Yeah, that’s their selling point! 🙂
I would love it if I lived closer too, I would be eating a lot more pies. Wangsa Maju is actually quite far from where I live – 45 minutes if there’s no traffic. It’s not very convenient to go over.
OH… JIA LAT LAAA… My diet is out the window. >.<
I miss my aussie pies! Hope these are as good as those! 😛
Yeah, it’s pretty close! 🙂
I find it better than the frozen one we get at BIG, which is incidentally the same brand as the ones I eat in Melbourne which I get from Coles. The local pies are hit and miss but the two flagship signatures are awesome.