We’ve discussed pies here before. This review is about one type of pie which has unfortunately suffered from the demise of the pie, the Steak and Kidney pie. S&K pies have declined in popularity, however if you have the taste for them, you will be one of the few of us who order them at every opportunity. Here’s a blow by blow comparison between Michels S&K pie and Bakers Delight. A Michels S&K pie is a 10/10/10 for comparison purposes:
BD Taste (Flavour) = 9
Size = 10
Ingredients = 9
Decor/Cutlery = n/a
Waiting Staff = n/a
Cost = 10
Bakers Delight just don’t cut it in my books – instead of steak you get mince, and by virtue of the couple I’ve tried, I’m firmly of the opinion that kidney is merely a condiment to be added as an afterthought. While I’m not specifically discriminating against them, a purist will know when their teeth hit kidney, which will be sorely missed if you attempt a BD S&K pie. Beyond that, it tastes <i>like</i> kidney, so no hard feelings… By way of comparison, the Michels S&K pie has definite chunks of steak, and definite chunks of kidney – surprising given their market plan of dumping a shopfront in the middle of a transit area in a mall.
The michels pie is my immediate recommendation, I’ve not actually found a third retailer of S&K pies in Canberra (worthy of comparison). I’d recommend if you are a fan of the S&K pie, hit up the michels nearest you, over the BD S&K pie, unless there isn’t one, where a BD S&K pie will fill you up until you can get to a mall that has a Michels outlet – 9/10.