Restaurant: Beijing Pie House
Location: 846 E Garvey Ave. Monterey Park, CA 91755. (626) 288-3818
Date: May 5, 2015
Cuisine: Beijing Chinese
Rating: Pies were great
I’ve been wanted to try the infamous “pie house” for quite some time. Clearly a lunch place — or even better, a hangover joint.
The usual facade.
The tiny Garvey Blvd interior.
Corn soup. Pies apparently come with this bland yellow soup. Straight up it tastes like liquid polenta (i.e. almost like nothing). Add some sugar and it tastes like… sweet nothing.
Pork Soup Dumplings. XLB are great as always. These weren’t the BEST XLB I’ve ever had, but they were certainly yummy.
The sauce was awesome.
Condiments to knock up your sauce if you like.
House Special Pie. These hockey puck-like disks of greasy goodness sure were delectable.
Crispy skin covered pork, egg, and green onions. I’d like to try the straight pork and leek and the lamb and leek.
Lamb and leek pancake. Similar ingredients, and you could taste the nice lambiness, but the ratio of dough to meat favored too much dough. I bet the lamb and leek pie is way better.
Overall, We just began to sample this “cuisine.” Clearly the pies are the way to go. The skin was great and lots of room for meat. Next time I’m ordering all the meat pies.