I love pies. I'm on a Lancashire based Pie Appreciation Forum when I'm not on here.
I was actually very pleasantly surprised by Simple Simon's pies in Jomtien (Soi 5). I didn't doubt for a moment that it would be a well executed pie - they know what they're doing with pastry for God's sake - but I thought they might have problems with local flour, and obviously, it's the flour where the taste or texture of the crust can go a bit south. I needn't have fretted. It was fine.
I had a steak and kidney with mushy peas. The peas were a bit of an 'interpretation', but they were definitely mushy peas with just the right amount of mush. Nobody likes a puree.
So, that's another recommendation: Simple Simon's on Soi 5, Jomtien. There's a Bookazine over the road as I recall. Pie, Book and Beer - and all in the lovely sunshine. It doesn't ever get much better than that.
"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
There are few problems in life that cannot be solved with toast.
One of them, however, is opening a can of corned beef with that stupid key. This cannot easily be done at the best of times, and toast is of surprisingly little use in resolving the issue.
You never visited pastieloversforum.co.uk ?
I bet you were one of the ringleaders.
There's something sinister about Gregg's. I can't quite put my finger on it, but, for me anyway, just looking at a Gregg's brings on a sense of unease with a side order of dread.
Nobody noticed Gregg's; people were too busy fretting about MacDonald's and Starbucks - the usual mewling, trendy moans and groans that wankers have perfected whenever anything is popular; as if anyone in Britain had ever eaten a hamburger before 1979, or had a coffee that didn't have a picture of a man in a kilt on the bottle.
Then - pow - you look around, and Greggs are everywhere.
Well, they know where they can shove their 'Steak Bakes'.
Last edited by Anna Key; 30th October 2012 at 00:45.
Strangely enough I can't get a decent pie for lunch here either. Every bakery in the city precinct has closed down and been replaced by some franchise chain store that sells things that resemble pies but are not quite the real deal.
Horrid evil place.
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
Anybody have a good recipe for hair pie?
Is that like a cream pie?
...I think he's referring to some sort of twatified confection...
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...
... how terribly ungentlemanly for this forum.
Pies are funny things. They taste so much better than they look. No ungentlemanly comments please.