Sunday, 18 August 2013

Look Mum No Hands!

Today's pie review comes from the Look Mum No Hands! bar - a bicycle-themed bar in Shoreditch, London. I was there for a charity quiz, and was doing wheely badly (perhaps I was two tyred) when a pie passed across the corner of my vision. I jammed the brakes on. "They do pies here!" I exclaimed to my team-mate Ben, who knows of my interest in the pastry-based items. And before I knew it, Ben had peddled off to the bar to order me one. Thanks Ben!

The pie arrived, and here it is:

chicken pie look mum no hands
Quite an attractive pie
As you can see, the pie is not the largest but it does look quite attractive and home-made, and pleasant to handle. There is a dashing of herbs on the top, and the pie has a nice glazed pine appearance. However I would prefer the colour of the pie to be a little darker and richer.

Look mum no hands pie review shoreditch
Look Mum No Filling
My adrenaline was pumping as I punctured my way through the pastry, but I spoke too soon. It was all downhill from there. Just look at the pitiful amount of filling. There were about 3 chunks of chicken in this pie. This pie is going to have a real mountain to climb if it is to recover from such a poor capacity rating.

Already saddled with a low capacity score, does the pastry take the pie up a gear? Sort of. The pastry is very intriguing. It's neither shortcrust nor puff, and it's very light and delicate. The filling - what there is of it - does actually taste very nice.

The pastry and pleasant tasting filling are good redeeming features here, but the poor capacity leaves this pie still stuck in a rut.

Look Mum No Hands! Chicken pie review
Score: 4.98/7
TJP
Many thanks to Ben for the pie

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