Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pie In The Sky @ SS2, PJ

Affordable pizzas and pies in SS2, PJ :)....

The lovely Sneexe had pointed out this new addition to the already bustling SS2 area... but I couldn't join her for dinner so had to check it out another night....

It's not hard to find, just upstairs of the also fairly new Geylang Lor 9 restaurant:
(I have attached a Google Map at the bottom of this post for your reference, just in case)
Look up! There's the Pie In The Sky....


Inside, the restaurant is comfortable but very simple - very down to earth and cosy:
Inside the restaurant....


Looking at the menu, the selection is limited to a few starters, some pies, some pizzas, a lot of different milkshakes and a few soup noodles.... Still, it's plenty to choose from, and everything is pretty decently priced...
:)

We started off with the Mushroom Soup (RM 5):
Soup in a cute bread bowl....

Ok lah.
I appreciated that the texture was creamy without being too thick/ starchy, but the taste didn't blow my mind - really didn't expect it to, I guess, considering the super decent price of RM 5.

I felt like pizza so I chose the Pizza Rustica (RM 10)
My pizza....

The thick pizza base was nicely crispy on the outside and not starchy - good!...

Also, there was a decent amount of cheese, tender chunks of chicken and some (most probably canned) mushrooms and pineapple which made for a very fulfilling meal.
:)

Here's a closer look at one slice:
Pre-Chomp....

It was actually quite daunting to try to finish this 8 inch pizza by myself (better to share)... Wouldn't mind ordering this again though! It's definitely not authentic by Italian pizza standards, but was tasty in a very nice, simple, home cooked way.

Unfortunately, the Chunky Beef Pie (Usual: RM 9. That night - promotional price: RM 4.50) didn't impress:
One of the pies....

Strange, right?
I mean, if your restaurant is named Pie in The Sky, then shouldn't your pies be super yummy?

The pastry was ok - fairly flakey and slightly crisp (but also just a tad starchy)... It was the filling that was the let down - not much meat in it and what was there was just a tad stringy:
Cross section of the pie....

Erm... and sorry loh, the milkshake I had - Chocolate Temptation (RM 7.80), also didn't impress:
My Chocolate Milkshake....

:(

I guess with a name like Chocolate Temptation, I expected it to be thick and chocolate-y... and it wasn't.
(Still, it's not BAD or anything like that,... just not KAO enough for me....)

At the end of the day:
Although I only really liked the pizza, I think I'll be going back soon for that and to test out the other pies....
(Especially the apple pie, which I heard is good - I'm curious, and at those prices, I can afford to be experimental!...)

Oh, sidetrack a bit - Look! Engrish!
*LOL*
Would you like some PAPER on that??....



Overall: Simple cafe in SS2, friendly service, decent selection of pizzas and pies at very decent prices BUT some hits and misses on the menu and parking can be a bit challenging sometimes....



Summary Sheet:

Pie In The Sky @ SS2, PJ

(Upstairs) 8, Jalan SS2/61, 47300 Petaling Jaya.

Taste: 5
Ambience : 5
Service : 7
Price** : RM 25 per person
Parking: OK

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks

Telephone No.: 012-621 9198
Opening Hours: Tues - Sunday 10am to 10pm (Closed on Mondays)


NO PORK SERVED



Map:

View (Restaurant) Pie In The Sky in a larger map


OTHER REVIEWS:
- SOFEA
- Life's A Journey
- Tiny Vixen


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19 comments:

Sean said...

my favorite pie is shepherd's pie! but that's probably because i'm not a fan of pastry puffs :D i love the name of this restaurant though. for some reason, it made me think of the song "eye in the sky" by the alan parsons project, and now that tune is stuck in my head...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wow a direct ripe off from the famous melbourne version? i just had pie in the sky too!

http://www.pieinthesky.net.au/piehome.html

minchow said...

It was nothing like the original Oz's Pie in the Sky unfortunately. I was super excited when I first visited, took away the chicken pie and suffice to say, it didn't blow my mind. Still, will go back and give the pizzas a whirl!

Brother B said...

Where can i find really good pies in Klang valley? They are all the same everywhere i go.
i love the fillings chunky and NOT like a casserole or stew
Plus not with the mixed green peas, corn and carrot (lock.stock and barrel from the Supermarket)

taufulou said...

aiyoo.. i thought the tittle already impress me after reading it ah..aii, i think better skip liau~

baDboyzs said...

Looks quite decent the pies.

For a moment we thoz it was poor Najib's ETP (economic transformation program ) where people say its a

pie in the sky( shud invite Mr Najib here 1 night...he just loves pretty girls )

haha

thule a.k.a leo said...

yes.. black paper for me pls :P
Malaysia Boleh with your Manglish... LOL!! It's just next to Geylang Lor9... parking is easier at this stretch of road compared to others

qwazymonkey said...

the name of this shop is really cute

J said...

to Sean:
It's hard to find a good pastry puff but when/if they do it right - *droooooool*.
:) :) :)

to "joe" who is constantly craving:
LOL. Well, the name is the same but the menu seems to be pretty different....

to minchow:
Mana your review? I want to link to it... :)

to Brother B:
I guess the best are always home made - ooh, FBB's Chicken & Mushroom pie is yummy!

to taufulou:
Well,... the pizza is nice, and some more the price is so worth it.. :)

to baDboyzs:
LOL.
I wouldn't know how to contact him anyway.

to thule aka leo:
Well, I prefer white paper! :)
Haha...

to qwazymonkey:
It is! :)
Simple and memorable and cute....

Tummy Rumble said...

the food don't look that tempting.. Looks similar to one of those friendly neighbourhood dining place like TJ Haus in SS18 Subang.. if you haven't tried that yet, i rather you don't..

Life for Beginners said...

A pie in the sky, huh? I wonder what else is floating up there... hehe.

J said...

to Tummy Rumble:
Yeah, that's exactly what it is, I guess - a simple neighbourhood dining place :)
(Food tastes good for the affordable price though...)

to Life for Beginners:
I guess it depends on what you want. :P

choi yen said...

very cheap indeed!

UnkaLeong said...

Must recommend this place to one of my biking buddies who has a thing for pies :) Good Find!

J said...

to choi yen:
Yeah, the prices are very kind to the wallet! :)

to UnkaLeong:
Thanks - hope your buddies enjoy it... although I would recommend the pizzas over the pies.... :)

soojc said...

I went there also la.. how to comment? =P

J said...

to sooj:
You can comment on whether you also enjoyed the place/ food or not, etc etc. :P

soojc said...

oh.. not too fond of the pies =)
I've had better frozen pies
but they were very cheap during the promo/opening period

J said...

to soojc:
See. That wasn't so hard, was it? :P

(hee hee hee... Thanks for the comment)

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