Sydney's Smoke's Poutinerie
Burrito Boyz and Smoke's Poutinerie while Sydney has pie. I've proclaimed Australia the land of pie. And not any kind of pie...meat pie. Really? Lard-ridden flakey shells stuffed with gravy soaked chunks of beef, pork, cheese, kangaroo, emu, crocodile...think of it, and someone probably makes it. A delicious heart attack in a pastry shell...like a hug. A hug for your heart. Aw.
After another fun night out roaming the unique streets of King's Cross and Oxford this was a natural stop. Or two. Or three. OMG. PIE.
|Harry's Cafe de Wheels|
Meal: Late late night nosh
Location: Cowper Wharf Rd Sydney, Woolloomooloo 2011 Australia
Open until 4AM then again at 8:30AM, you're able to get your cardiac arrest-inducing fix after a lively night out and for breakfast before you drag yourself to work. We teetered our way over, looking forward to the infamous pie and were surprised to find a crowd. I expect a crowd at Burrito Boyz/Smokes - it's in the downtown core, right by the clubs. Harry's, however, is located at Woolloomoolloo Bay (I could never remember this correctly...Wallymalloo, Woomoolloolloo...Woollymoollywoo...), seemingly in the middle of nowhere...but people travel for this thing 'cause it's just that good. Possibly just when your senses are a little...enhanced. On K's recommendation, I opted for:
Harry's Tiger Curry Beef Pie
Mushy peas on top, mashed potatoes, gravy, and curried beef...best hug for your heart ever. Once I get rid of Jack (the Ozzie food baby), I'm going to try to make this on my own...maybe Korean-style with bulgogi. Not sure what I'll top it with - mushy kimchi is certainly not an option. Maybe mushy wild rice?
So glad that I got to try this! I was underwhelmed by the infamous Pie Face. I'll admit that being surrounded by rowdy Ozzies and backpackers alike who are just cramming their faces with pie pie pie from a wagon in the middle of nowhere was a lot of the fun!