Last week I would’ve told you I had no clue about authentic Australian food.
Thankfully now that’s all changed!
With South Boston as home base, KO Catering and Pies serves authentic Australian food. Established in October 2010 by co-owner Aussie chef Sam Jackson, it is the first Australian inspired food business to be opened in New England.
I tried a Curried Vegetable Pie and a Classic Pie.
Apparently meat pies are sold everywhere in Australia. The palm sized pies with rich flaky crusts are often filled with beef and gravy.
(I was reminded of French Canadian traditional pork pies. I like the Aussie pies better!)
Jared bought our pies at KO’s Southie shop that he often passes while walking home from work. After being in a paper bag for 20 minutes in the bone chilling Boston weather, our pies needed to be reheated. 15 minutes in the oven at 350* did the trick. Perfectly warm inside and out with a beautiful golden crust, the pies looked heavenly.
In the instructed Australian fashion (yes, legit instructed… we received an info card that taught us how to reheat and eat the pies), Jared and I ate our pies with lots of ketchup. Mmm!
Visiting Australia has always been a far off dream of mine. I’m happy to know that now I can enjoy a sneak peek of the Land Down Under by visiting KO Catering and Pies and ordering an authentic Aussie dish.