Tuesday, July 18, 2006

I've been meaning to visit the Tuck Shop in Alphabet City (downtown Manhattan). But I never could make the time. Finally they opened up a sister shop a few blocks from my office and I ran over there. The Tuck Shop serves down home Australian grub. Specifically meat pies. Sort of like American pot pies. They have a Thai Chicken Pie(which I got), a lamb pie, a veggie pie and a few others I forget. They also serve Australian beer and candy bars. I purchased the Thai Chicken and boy was it hot! But I love spicy so I would get it again. Now I've tried food from practically all the places I want to visit abroad, England, Ireland, Australia and all there is left is Scotland. This is the definition of what a tuck shop is and here is a recipe for an Australian meat pie if you want to make your own. It's from the Eight Mile Creek restaurant in Manhattan. They serve more upscale Australian dishes. Niel took me there a few years ago for a birthday.







4 comments:

Jesser said...

Ooh... looks vair yummy. i loved eating "pub food" when we were in London ... meat pies, etc. we were on a budget and the only places to eat cheap in london are pubs or ethnic ... our travelling companion (with whom we will never again travel) wasn't into adventuresome eats, and so we went to loads of pubs ... and one sad night, pizza hut. but that is a different tale. ;)

foodiechickie said...

Yeah I guess it can be pubby food. Guess it falls in line with the British Shepard's Pie. I love pub food though. I hear its the best along with the ethnic food in London.

Jessica said...

That sounds great. I wish we had more ethnic eateries here. I would love to visit NYC and see it all!

foodiechickie said...

The variety of restaurants are really mostly in the city. In my neighborhood I only have Chinese, Indian, Peruvian, Mexican and Polish. We have to drive or go into the city for anything else. I hope you get to visit NYC someday too Jessica:)