December 10, 2009
(See Related OAP Blog Post: Callos Aussie Pies by Tina Raines)
Some of the foodies already became groupies of Tina's pies and awaited their comeback in UTT 3.0. The foodies in the Australian Embassy were also enthusiastic about them after ordering a few dozens after UTT 2.0. OAP is also a fan, especially of the Callos Special Pie and the Shrimp and Smoked Salmon Gourmet Pies.
With an Aussie husband to do the quality control of the meat pies, Tina is now ready to compete with some home-bakers who started offering meat pies in Salcedo Market and other places. I believe she will win because of the quality of her crust, the flavorful filling, and her passion in sharing the best in her life. :)
Good luck, Tina! Go! Go! Go!
What Foodies Are Saying About Tina Raines' Savoury Pies
"The Paella filling is delish!"
"Bacon Potato Pie had too much nutmeg or dill spice for my taste."
"Pastry is excellent. very strong flavors, sarap"
"Liked the meat pies, esp bacon potato but one of the spice (nutmeg? dill?) was too strong"
"Liked the smokey flavor of the sausage. Bacon Potato - anything with Bacon is Masarap"
"A bit salty but liked the smokey flavor of callos"
"OMG ang sarap. I can eat this in the office all day."
"Crust is flaky, filling super sarap"
"Would be better if it's hot"
"Meat pies had a funny flavor esp the one with potato. Not fresh?"
"Sarap - meat pies. no oily taste."
"Great, flaky crust. really extraordinary. The meat fillings I feel need to be more earthy in flavor"
"The most awaited Tina Raines' PIES! My favorite from UTT 2.0!"
"I was waiting for this particular one because I loved it last UTT 2.0. Love the cheese & flaky crust!"
"Love the potatoes and bacon"
"It was alright. Good Taste"
"Yummy! I could eat the whole pie."
The Savoury Pies Story by Tina Raines
Food, more than a source of nourishment, was always the great unifier in our family. We would often come together around the dining table with great gusto, eager to try out my mom’s new creations. At times, the food was a hit and there were a few misses as well, but for me and my siblings, the food my mother served up gave us great comfort.
Eating was a big thing for us. I’d often describe my family as a family of eaters, and this I have to credit my mother.
Early on, we were constantly bombarded with different kinds of food largely influenced by my family’s heritage, which is Bisaya and Bicolano. This, I feel, carried on to me to this day.
When I started working, I would often frequent different restos and try out the latest cuisine. Thus, my inherent love for food was further developed.
Soon, I got married and migrated to Australia with my husband. Breakfasts are a big thing for both me and him. We are early risers as my husband is into surfing and the beach. We would always make a short stop by the bakeries near the beach and they would always have meat pie at the ready. I was so into meat pie that I literally scoured and tried different meat pie offerings from dozens of bakeries. Call it an obsession. I also learned to make my own meat pie with different variations and putting my own Filipino twist into some. I wondered how this would do as a business and continued to perfect my meat pie recipe in the hopes of one day introducing authentic Aussie meat pie to the Philippines.
Almost a year ago, I was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer and decided to return to the Philippines after 6 years to get treatment, so plans for any business were put on hold as I focused on fighting the greatest battle of my life. After 6 months of aggressive treatment and chemo therapy, my cancer is officially in remission.
FINALLY!!! I can get back to my meat pies and build a business from the ground up. I am very eager to get going as if I have a new lease on life, while enjoying some Aussie meat pie along the way. Cheers!!!
Tina Raines Savoury Pies
Regular Pies (P660 /dozen): Chicken and Veggies; Minced Beef and Mushroom; Bacon, Potato and Herb
Special Pies (P840 /dozen): Callos; Steak and Mashed Potato; Beef Stew and Veggies
Gourmet Pies (P960 /dozen): Shrimp and Smoked Salmon; Lamb Cooked In Red Wine and Rosemary
Note: 24 hours notice for orders
Pickup only : Unit 321 Sarmiento Condominium Yakal Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City
Minimum Order: One Dozen
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Mobile: +63917 831 0925 (Tina Mirabueno - Raines)
Mobile: +63918 636 7952 (Aaron Raines)
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