After enjoying the scrumptious desserts and marvelous breakfast at Bag of Beans, I promised myself that the next time we were in Tagaytay City, we would try their famous meat pies. And so, we did. We had lunch at Bag of Beans recently and I convinced everyone that a whole pie was more than enough for the four of us.
There was an initial debate as to what kind of pie we would order. Sam wanted the beef and gravy pie, Alex and Speedy voted for chicken and mushrooms pie, I would have preferred the beef and mushrooms pie. Well, democracy dictated that Sam and I had to agree to the chicken and mushrooms pie. Since it would take about 30 minutes to get the pie ready, we ordered soup while waiting for the pie to bake.
Sam and Alex each had a bowl of pumpkin soup (above). Speedy and I enjoyed a clear soup with slices of fresh shiitake mushrooms. The dinner rolls served on the side were wonderful, as usual.
For some reason, the kids did not enjoy the chicken and mushrooms pie but their Dad and I were very much happy with it. We especially loved the crust—substantial and wonderfully flaky. Despite the amount of cream in the filling, the crust did not turn out soggy. A slice was filling enough so we had leftovers. We brought home three slices of pie since Speedy still managed to go for a second slice.
We got caught in bad traffic jam in Carmona, Cavite on the way home and, by the time we reached Marikina, the kids were hungry. Despite her adamant insistence that she did not like the chicken and mushrooms pie, Sam ate an entire slice in the backseat of the car. Knowing her, she would never eat anything she didn’t really like no matter how hungry she was. I figured she only said she didn’t like the pie because we didn’t go along with her in ordering the beef and gravy pie.
Oh, well, next time we’re in Tagaytay, we’ll order pasta at Bag of Beans.