I adore meat pies, especially during the winter months, but I don’t get to have them very often. When I heard about The Little Pie opening up in Gyeongridan, I was stoked to see a place in my neighbourhood, and I was really surprised by the price. They first opened up around September 2015, but I didn’t get a chance to visit them until recently. As their name states, they sell pies — meat pies currently — and they also sell mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, nachos, coffee, beer, and sodas.
My first visit, I did a takeaway. I bought a beef pie (5,000 won), a beef and cheese pie (6,000 won), mashed potatoes (3,000 won), and Caesar salad (4,000 won). My aunt had the beef and cheese pie, and she found it to be yummy. As for my own beef pie, I absolutely enjoyed it. The crust was nice and flaky, there were little chunks of meats with onions, and the flavour of the sauce had a nice spicy kick to it. The mashed potatoes was nice and creamy, but I found it to be strangely sweet. I had no problems with the salad; the cheese and the croutons made for a nice texture.
On my second visit, I came with a friend. She had the chicken and cheese pie (6,000 won), and I ordered the beef pie and the mashed potatoes again. The beef pie remained to be just as good as my first one. This time the mashed potatoes didn’t taste as sweet, and I noticed that it was a bit on the chunky side, which was fine. My friend devoured her chicken and cheese pie, and she declared it to be really good for the price.
When my friend and I were in the restaurant, we could see that the place was full of plants. We dubbed the restaurant, “The Jungle”, and all the plants set off for an odd ambience. We also noticed that there were a lot of low tables and boxes that acted as tables. We didn’t sit at one of them, rather we sat at a table that was at a more comfortable height. Good thing we did; otherwise, we’d have had an uncomfortable dining experience.
Another thing to note — sometimes they run out of pies, but they make a fresh batch. I ended up waiting for my beef pie when I dined in there, to which I didn’t mind since I wasn’t in a hurry. However, I can see this being an inconvenience if you’re in a rush! Also, while dining in, I noticed that they use disposable plates and silverwares. It seems like this is becoming a common trend with the newer restaurants lately.
Be sure try and come for their special meal set at lunch or dinner! Their lunch special runs from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and their dinner special is from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The meal consists of a pie of your choice, mashed potatoes, salad, and soft drink. It costs 7,000 won for the cheese-less pies or 8,000 won for the pies with cheese. Basically, you add 2,000 won to the pie price to get the whole set.
The Little Pie is definitely a place I’ll come back to often. The price is right, the pies are good, and the location is convenient. I can’t say I enjoyed all the plants inside the restaurant, but considering that I’m a takeaway queen, that won’t be an issue.
5, Noksapyeong-Daero 46-Gil, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul, Korea
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From Noksapyeong Station, go out of exit 2 and keep going straight until you reach the underpass. Go under, cross, and go out the right exit. Head straight until you see the side street next to Chansbros Coffee. Go up the street, and The Little Pie will be right on your left after 35 meters.
5,000 ~ 8,000+ won budget per person