Wednesday, September 20, 2006

English Food Review, Part II: Pie Shop

While in Oxford I tried a couple of different pies from the David John shop in the covered market. I don't know why I never tried one of their steak and onion pies before. They run about £1-2, and make a serious lunch. I don't have a picture of the steak and onion pie because I was so hungry I ate it before I thought to take a picture of it. It had big chunks of steak and recognizable slices of onion. The pie crust lost most of its flakiness due to microwaving.

Pictured above is a much less enjoyable pork and leek pie. The guy behind the counter smiled and said I picked a good one when I chose it, but now I think he was making fun of me. I tried to have it microwaved, but he said it was best eaten cold, because of the 'gelatin' in the filling. Again, I'm not sure whether he was just giving me a hard time. The pie was as solid as a chunk of lead and nearly impossible to eat with a plastic fork. The pork was tasty, but I couldn't get over eating it and a thin layer of flavorful gelatin cold. The ginger beer was good, though not spicy enough.

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