Sunday, March 14, 2010

Tourtières Australiennes - Pi (Pie) Day

I usually post recipes on this blog but I rarely blog about restaurant and how their food taste like. If you're interested in restaurant reviews, there are quite a few Montreal food blogs only review restaurants on their blog. Check it out in the "Montreal Foodies" section in this blog. If you are a science nerd, you know today is Pi Day (3/14), a special number to calculate round things. Coincidentally, it is the date of birth of Albert Einstein. This is a special day (for some of us) where we should only eat pies. Recently, my Australian friend brought us to a new store in Montreal where they sell a variety of hand-sized pies. Tourtière Australienne is located at the corner of Mt-Royal and avenue du Parc (4520 av. du Parc). Unfortunately, they don't sell the classic Québec meat pie. I finish this post with pictures of pies that my friends and I bought. The pie menu is found here and they also sell Tim Tam Chocolate Biscuits and Vegemite.

Update April 17, 2010 : Added pictures of Smoked Fish, Potato Top (Shepherd's Pie), Cornish Pasty, Sweet Potatoes & Curried Vegetables. For promoting their place, they generously gave us a delicious, chocolate-y, and crunchy Afghan cookie.

Spinach and Ricotta

Steak and Cheese

Steak Bacon and Cheese

Chili con Carne

Smoked Fish (left) & Potato Top (right)

Cornish Pasty

Sweet Potato and Curried Vegetables

Afghan Cookies

Tim Tam

My Australian friend showed us a cool trick with Tim Tam. You can use it as a straw, it works on any hot drinks. Basically, bite both of the chocolate biscuits and suck like a straw and eat the whole thing. I won't reveal the results, taste it yourself, you will be amazed of the results.


  1. they were delicious, we have to do this again!
    nice, I didn't know they had their "pie map" online

  2. A friend of mine went to Australia and brought back Tim Tams a while back! Apparently, the "straw trick" has a name: the Tim Tam Slam. But we did it with cold milk.

    Those tourtières look pretty good, thanks for the info!

  3. I loved it too!

  4. Oh wow, I will take one of each please! What a great place to visit.



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