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I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The many faces of Pie Face–an Aussie pie shop and café opens a branch in SM Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Popular pie shop and café from Australia just opened their Pie Face branch here in Manila. The 1st ever branch in the Philippines and 2nd in South East Asia. The Pie Face shop sells meat pies with cute faces as code of their meaty flavor or content. The 1st branch opened in 2003 in Sydney and opened more store across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai, US and now here in the Philippines.

I got the opportunity to try and taste the meat pies of Pie Face, last May 2015, I was there to try their month old pie shop and café. I was surprised that their Manila branch is just infront of my nose and I didn’t even noticed it. SM Mall of Asia is a very crowded place to surf for food, there’s a big foot traffic and lots of food establishments popping up from thin air. Its good to see that an Australian store wants to test our market here in Manila and I think the response is good because the meat pies comes in several variants and also the price is very affordable.

For me, I can grab one pie and eat it while on the run.

My only problem is that….its hard to memorize all those meat pie faces at Pie Face ahhaha.

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Great to meet Mr. Alfred Lay, the COO of Pie Face Philippines
I also heard from him that a possible new branch of Pie Face will come out soon.. my bet is SM Megamall

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Each meat pie has its own facial expression. It’s a code to determine the meat flavor or the content inside the pie. It’s a closed face pie and its hard to determine what’s inside. It’s a hand crafted and freshly prepared meat pies done by Pie Face. They use French butter, an authentic kind of butter that can be only used to add more flavor and crisp of the baked meat pies of Pie Face.

Some ingredients used were locally sourced, but for special flavors, the ingredients should come straight from their mother ship in Australia and also no other style of butter can be used because it will change the taste of their meat pies.

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

So let’s identify the meat pie faces in Pie Face

top to bottom
1. Chunky Steak
2. Chicken and Mushroom
3. Philly Cheese Steak

(Mr. Alfred, just correct me if I’m wrong hahaa)

There are more meat pies, and they have lots of variants, they have the meaty part, the chili part and the all veggie part.


Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Here’s Pie Face located in SM Mall of Asia, just near Sbarro
The store is located outside the mall complex.

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Inside the pie shop and café of Pie Face in SM MOA


Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

MINI PIES
SRP: PHP 49

Philly Cheese Steak is the best….

I just learned that some Aussie or foreigners used catsup to add more flavor to their meat pies.


Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

BIG PIES
SRP: PHP 130

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

The big pies can fill your tummy already, I’ve tried one and its packed with meat.


Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Pie Face also sells sweet pies
SRP PHP 45

Available flavors: Raspberry, Ube, Mango, Green Tea, Chocolate, Butterscotch and Cappuccino

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

They also sell some sandwiches too.

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Pie Face also sell the award winning Phillip Di Bella coffee.

According to their website – “The Pie Face coffee blend is exclusive created and blended by Phillip Di Bella, a 2013 and 2014 golden beans award winner. Our unique blend of 100% Arabica beans are sourced from Nicaragua, Columbia, Brazil and Peru and crafted to create a medium body of luscious caramel and malt flavours with a kick to please all coffee lovers.”

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Mini meaty pies

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Sweet Pies

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Here’s my Raspberry Frappe.
SRP: PHP 160

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

I like to cool down with this Frappe and eat my yummy meat pies.
But I think the best partner for a hot meat pie is a hot brewed Di Bella coffee.

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Di Bella coffee with some latte art

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Lovely art gimmick from Pie Face haha.


Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Feel free to dine in or do a take out

My suggestion: Try the big pie first.

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

As for pasalubong… the mini pies are the best seller.
It can make any donut joints cry hahahah.

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Slicing the big pie… that’s the Philly Cheese Steak meat.


AND HERE’S MY PIE FACE FACIAL IMPRESSION

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Happy

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

FUNNY FACE

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

VAMPIRE


Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

NAUGHTY


Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

Pie Face opens store in Manila at SM MOA

PIE FACE
branch: SM MALL OF ASIA
https://www.facebook.com/PieFacePH
http://www.pieface.com.ph/
http://pieface.com.au/

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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