Parañaque’s The Pie Kitchen dishes out a badass Osso Buco
Nimfa had to wait for six months to get the equipment to make meat pies—presumably the comfort food of her Aussie husband, Dean.
For Dean and the Brits and Aussies living south of Manila, the wait is well worth it.
Dean and Nimfa set up The Pie Kitchen last summer and her meat pies have become a go-to-food for expats in BF Parañaque or from nearby Alabang and some Pinoys.
The bestseller at the Alabang weekend market is the steak and mushroom pie.
The chicken and leek pie is not brought to the Alabang weekend market because it has cream—cream increases the risk of spoilage. Nimfa cooked up the Mayon Mince, a spicy take on the classic beef mince and a tribute to the majestic landmark of her hometown.
The Pie Kitchen’s menu initially revolved around the meat pies and desserts such as pavlovas, cheesecakes, shortcakes, apple pies, and lemon meringue pies that Nimfa makes herself.
She now serves rice meals as most Pinoys always seek it as well as osso buco—a favorite among friends during gatherings in her home.