Oh, the love for pies is real! The Humble Pie certainly knows how to bring you these savoury pies and delectable sweet treats, but only with better customer service and a comfy setting.
The Humble Pie Co. has been a full-fledged cafe in a quiet part of Section 17 since 2014, offering a full range of dessert pies and cakes made fresh from their bakery, along with an extended menu of savoury pies, snacks and pastas.
This August, the cafe rolled out a brand new menu, offering a new range of savoury pies and bringing back their daily lunch sets. Since we were in the mood for some savoury pies, we popped into the cafe for lunch one weekday, ready to eat some humble pie.
By the way, all savoury pies here come with garlic bread and house salad on the side, with shaved parmesan and lemon vinaigrette dressing. The salad is fresh and tangy, balancing the dish well. The lunch set also comes with a free iced lemon tea.
We ordered the new Beef Steak, Portobello Mushroom & Onion Pie (RM28). The beef steak pie had a nice puff pastry and was filled with juicy portobello mushrooms, onions, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. The tiny chunks of beef striploin could have been more tender, but overall it was good.
Next, we had the new Lamb Kebab Pie (RM25). The lamb pie looks exactly like the beef pie on the outside, only with a different filling inside. The lamb pie filling was very moist, composed of skewered Indian lamb shoulder kebab, charred red onions, cauliflower, cashew nuts, green and red peppers, all tying together to evoke a taste of Persia. The fragrant aroma from the mint chutney and yoghurt cream sauce was refreshing to the palate.
Finally, it was time for some dessert. With no hesitation, we ordered their signature dessert pies - the Banoffee Pie and Musang King Pie. Both of these pies are seasonal, so we were lucky that they were available.
Incidentally, we found out about the dessert promotion that day - spend RM20 on desserts to get a cup of coffee on the house. Better still, the waitress served us 2 complimentary cups of flat white coffee, so that was neat!
As we expected, the Banoffee Pie (RM12 for 3.5in) was just heavenly! Made with a base of digestive biscuits, it was filled with chunks of fresh bananas, caramelized toffee sauce, whipped cream and drizzles of coffee powder on top. If you love going bananas, take a bite of this and it would give you all the sugar rush you need for the day!
The Musang King Pie (RM19 for 3.5in) is also to die for. The pie was filled with fresh musang king durian and topped with chantilly cream, giving off a very strong, but not overpowering flavour. This pie is strictly an acquired taste though, meaning only durian lovers will take to it. Since we loved durians, we devoured the pie happily!
All in all, The Humble Pie is definitely a must-try for those who enjoy dessert pies or cakes. We also liked their savoury pies, but the portions are rather small for a main meal. For something more substantial, you could order the Quarter Roast Chicken Meal or Lamb Sausage Lasagna from their House Specials; both we heard are quite delicious.
If you are feeling peckish, do swing by the Humble Pie Co. at No 11, Jalan 17/45,Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Their opening hours are 11.30am to 10.00pm for Mondays to Fridays and 11am to 10.30pm for Saturdays and Sundays.