Sunday, December 21, 2008

Savoury pies at John King, Pavillion

Found myself wandering around Pavillion's food hall, wondering what I should get to kill the munchies. Had just come from a more-ish breakfast, so really didn't want to go crazy either. After pacing the stretch of the food hall about three times, I finally stopped at John King. Now John King purpotedly serves the bees' knees of egg tarts. Egg tarts would be about the right size and serving to fit that itsy craving but I wasn't up for anything sweet.

They also had a range of pies, about the same size of the egg tarts. I got a regular chicken & mushroom one and a curry chicken one; both pies came up to about RM6 plus. I can't say I'm crazy about these.

Chicken and mushroom pie

Chicken curry pie

Same signature crumbly pastry, great on its own but it's still SWEET pastry and tastes off-kilter when paired with the rich savoury flavours of curry and cream. Couldn't complain about the filling, so if you like your savoury with your sweet - like sundae with fries or other such combination - you might like this.


Rebecca Saw said...

Personally I liked the egg tarts only..the rest - pies etc aint that good..

Duckie said...

i like pies. the chicken curry ones looks good!!

J2Kfm said...

i'm a fan of their egg tarts as well.
with so many different choices of filings. esp the DURIAN one.

worldwindows said...

The missing ingredient. No lard in the pastry. The pies and tarts are average. But I have not tried their full range.

minchow said...

Nomad Gourmand, yea probably first and last time I'm trying the pies too

Duckie, the filling's great, the blend with the pastry not so.. :-P

J2Kfm, got durian?? I didn't know!

Worldwindows, that's it! Lard!! It did occur to me that they were all missing something something but I couldn't put my finger on it!

HairyBerry said...

i think they have bird-nest egg tarts as well...but to me, original egg tarts are the best! ;)

hey, you should check out tong kee as well for their tarts and pies. cheaper as well, me thinks. ;)

Lingzie said...

eh i was at pavilion beginning of last week...didn't see this place anymore wor. it used to be beside the food court right? but now i see that its been replaced by some pizza place... maybe my eyes have deceived me?

merry christmas!!

Little Inbox said...

Hi, I'm dropping by to wish you and your family Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

minchow said...

Merry Xmas everyone!

Nic, bird nest egg tart?? I'm afraid that's far beyond my imagination and my tart threshold!

Lingzie, ahhh you've confused this with King Pie, which is the strictly pie outlet that has been taken over by that cone pizza kiosk. This John King place is on the other end of the food hall, nearer to Carl's Jr end.

Little Inbox, thanks for dropping by! A very Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you too!

Food Paradise said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

I actually have eaten those bird nest egg tart - it is as you think it is... Egg tarts with a topping of bird nest.

(I hv pictures of it on my blog, look under Guangzhou Garden)