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#01-39 (AMK Hub) 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 Singapore 569933
 
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Sells cheap and tasty pies with a large variety of flavors. They also sell other snacks with the pies. 

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Different types of pies at reasonable prices

Pie Kia used to be one of the stores that I frequent as I would head there to get my breakfast before work. It is just located right beside the MRT and you can smell aroma of the pies the moment you are at the tap out area of the MRT. They have got different types of pies at reasonable prices.

One thing to note would be the buttery taste from the crust. If you are eating two or more at one go, the buttery taste but put you off. Otherwise at first bite, the crust is fluffy and fillings are decent. Although there were times that there were little fillings for the pie itself, probably depending on which batch the pie is from.

The few that I would usually buy would be original, black pepper chicken, mushroom chicken and beef. Their fillings are usually well-seasoned and not too dry even after the bake. They include corn, carrots and peas (mixed vegetables) into the chicken pie too. It is decent but eat it while it is hot otherwise when it turns cold, the taste might not be as good. If you were to specially head down to buy, don't. It is not worth it unless you are nearby and curious about its taste, then go ahead.

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A variety of pies, not commonly available

They do have a rather creative name with a Singaporean ring to it, don't you think? The pies they have though, I wouldn't say it's very localized, although there are quite a few varieties - the more unique ones include black pepper and Mexican - or was it pizza - flavour, and anyway I think they have pizzas and chili con carne for sale as well. Personally I love Mexican food, so I'd always get a couple of these when I'm just hungry.

There are a number of branches of these around I think. I used to go to the one at Northpoint but they've since been closed, which is too bad. The prices though can be a tad higher and especially when the pies are not really big. But it's not that easy to find baked pies like these everywhere, after all, and even if these don't taste the best they're pretty useful as party snacks.

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Normal pies with Normal tastes

I first spotted Pie Kia when I was walking around a mall feeling very hungry and was searching for the most cheapest filling takeaway food I could find aside from fast food like KFC. The huge Pia Kia sign was very hard to miss and I decided to try out the mushroom and black pepper flavours. The pies had different alphabets engraved on the top representing their flavours and I thought that was cute. The pies initially looked tempting but after the first few bites, I felt that I had enough.

Yes, they were very filling and the flavours were nice too but the pies didn’t make me crave for subsequent bites. Eating the pies while walking around the mall was a huge mistake since all the crusts would make a mess around your mouth and your shirt. Since I am someone who does not like to waste food and hate people who do that, I unwillingly finished the pies and vowed that I will never buy them again. Unless someone bought it for me, I would most probably eat them out of courtesy.

The pies are quite cheap so I think that is their selling point. If you are curious to taste them, buy one pie at a time so that you will not waste food when you suddenly find them not up to your taste buds like me.

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Pile up your kitchen with the king of pies!

The name itself was sufficient enough to lure many.

I remembered sauntering around the North Point compound when I caught sight of it's sign. The sign that read 'Pie Kia'. Swarmed by curiosity, I headed towards the store and was greeted by a stream of pies lining beneath a florescent light.

Each pie had differing alphabets bakes onto it to identify it's flavours.

I grabbed the black pepper and ham&cheese flavour and bit into it. The taste set my tongue wagging for more. Oh, that sounds like a dog. Scratch that. My tongue began dancing in delight soaking every bit of flavour. The black pepper was spicy but not too horrendously spicy till an extinguisher is required. The cheese and ham was a remarkable concoction of exotic sweetness!

It has been verified! Like it or not, when it comes to Pie Kia, 1 has been deemed insufficient. Peppered with the hand sized element to enable it's easy access into the mouth. Marinated with addictiveness.

Pie Kia is the new king of pies that remoulded a whole new definition towards the original words 'Pie-Kia'.

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North Point last time
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too much branding, too little on effort

The first thought i had when i saw this shop was that the name was really pretty unique and cute. It drew a big lot of crowd during its debut appearance and being curious, i decided to get one as the price was quite affordable too. To be honest, i think it was quite decent and tasted like any normal pie, except that it is a tad oily. Not something that i would buy often though.

After a period of time, the pie craze seemed to have been less "hot" and being curious yet again to this sudden lukewarm response, i purchased another pie. To my disgust, it tasted horrible. The chicken pie that i bought was strangely cold inside, as though it was overnight food that has not been completely heated up. The outside was however, a little dark brown at the sides and the grease somehow just penetrated through the paper bag . The mash of food in my mouth tasted horrid and my hands felt disgusting from all the grease. I just threw the pie after one bite.

Now i understand why. The emphasis on its branding has led to its downfall, to the extent that they can't even produce a decent pie that any other bakeries are able to provide us with, despite them being not as specialised as Pie Kia. The money could have been better spent in getting something else instead.

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Only the name is nice

Though I don't frequently eat pies nor have any ardent love for them, I bought a pie from Pie Kia once since I was attracted to the name of the shop and seeing the 'warm, golden' pies in the display case, I thought a hot pie would warm me up since the weather was cold. Well, it did warm me up, though not for the reason you may think.

Once the pie was bought out from the display case, I realised why it seemed so golden. The inner side of the display case has lights that radiate a warm glow, making the pie seem golden. That's not all; the pie was warm to the touch at first, but after a few bites, it became stone-cold, greatly affecting its taste. It was then that I realised I had been tricked again. The pie wasn't warm because it just came out of the oven, it was the display case that was doing the warming (it felt warm to the touch). Additionally, the crust was disgusting. It wasn't crispy at all and had completely no taste (Well, unless you count oily doughy as a taste). I was so irritated by all these that I bet my body temperature rose.

In short, I believe the only thing that has effort put in was the shop's name.

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Cheap And Delicious!

At the cheap price of one for $1, the small pies are perfect for 'cheapos' like me. Like many others, I was first attracted by the name, 'Pie Kia', which I thought was quite amusing.

I like the chicken and mushroom pie, as well as the black pepper one. The pies are small, and can be gobbled up in a few quick bites. Perfect for a late-afternoon snack!

However, these pies, though delectable, are quite oily and not very healthy.

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Tampines
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Reason why real pie kias don't sell pies

Don't be mislead by the golden shiny colour of the pastries brought on by the lighting. The pies are horrible, the pastry is like eating deep fried oily flour with no taste, and the fillings are in miserably small portions and taste terrible. It is no wonder so many branches closed down in no time.

For such miserable food in small portions, not only did I have to pay a price which could have bought me one of those tasty polar cafe pies, the service staff was nowhere near helpful and every customer was greeted with a black face and cold tone.

My advice, don't bother giving it a try, if you are that hungry for a snack, buy something else.

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Pie Kia Jin Pai Jia

When it first arrived on the food scene, it was wildly popular and drew huge crowds, perhaps because of the smart-ass pun on the word 'pie'. But the popularity very quickly died down and eventually some outlets here and there closed, and for good reason too.

Don't be fooled by appearances. The pies look hot and steamy and risen and fresh out of the oven but when you sink your first bite into them, you may think that they taste as if they were baked the day before. The crust is flaky, yes, but not crisp and warm enough. At some points, it's even slightly leathery, which is proof of just how much time has gone by since it came out of the oven.

The filling of the pies aren't any better. Their regular chicken pie was generously stuffed, yes, which is a plus, but the stuffing was bland and the chicken tasted somewhat stale. It was horrible.

I think Prima Deli's chicken pies taste better.

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I thought that the name is pretty cute

My first experience of Pie Kia was at their outlet at AMK Hub. The smell of freshly baked pies is a big draw. The buttery smell of pie pastry is enough to make me hungry and seek the pies out.

I love their Mushroom Chicken Pies and a Mexican something. I'd go for the large sized pies as they seem to be better value for money. They also serve soups though I can't comment since I have never tried them before.

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