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The great pie & mash debate

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:42 pm
by rodebdon
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Manze southwark park road opened 1908 Bombed 1940



As we all know there are two kind's of people,those who eat their Pie's the right way up, and those who flip them over.The second group haveing exposed the soft white underside of the Pie,then attack it viciously with the spoon.Having inflicted terrible damage with that, they use the pointed fork, stab,stab,stab they go.After all this then comes the stinging vinigar, Ouch!

I on the other hand like mine the right way up, lovely crusty pastry on top ( like the dedicated ladies serve them) .Just a splash of chillie vinigar and a little salt on the mash and there you have it, perfect.

If you are of the first don't worry just be honest,I have an idea that you might be in the majority.

The picture is of the Manze's shop in Southwark, but the one in Tower Bridge Road was their first

Rod.

The great pie & mash debate

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:44 pm
by bermondseyboy
What a great Debate, perhaps we should do a poll to see what the most popular way of eating Pie and Mash is.

Making me feel hungry just reading these post.
On the point of which way you eat your pies, i'm affraid i'm with Kentlass.
Turn them upside down, break open the soft pastry and fill with hot vinegar and pepper.
Then with fork or spoon, dive in and enjoy.

Re: The great pie & mash debate

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:28 am
by kiwi
First let me say that if I could get Pie & Mash here in NZ I would not care what way up it was to eat, YOU LUCKY PEOPLE. I am going to sit on the fence regarding what way up it should be to eat as I can’t remember ever having a preference, it was just smashing, plenty of vinegar a little salt and off you go, lovely Jubbly. As the song goes “All I Have to Do Is Dream”. I must say I did prefer Joyces.
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Manzes, Pie & Mash, Tower Bridge Road..jpg
Manzes, Pie & Mash, Tower Bridge Road, 2010?

Re: The great pie & mash debate

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:06 pm
by bermondseyboy
Hi Kiwi

You do know that Manzes deliver to your door?
Not sure how long it would take, you may have to warm it up a bit............... ;)

Re: The great pie & mash debate

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:35 pm
by paperboy
I was advised, when I was a nipper, that you were given a knife and fork to eat your meal and a spoon to clump the cockroaches as they scuttled across the table. :D

Re: The great pie & mash debate

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:27 pm
by kiwi
Hi Bermondseyboy,WE WISH, :( Liked Manzes, Preferred Joyces.
Two smashing pictures of Joyce's in Tower Bridge Road--- by Freddie, these really do bring back the memories .
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Mr Hoffman Serves up Pie's
joyces2.jpg

Re: The great pie & mash debate

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:52 am
by kiwi
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Joyces - Mr Hoffman serving up what looks like Mash & Eels

Re: The great pie & mash debate

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:21 am
by paperboy
I recall a fish curers next door, or perhaps behind, Manzes in TBRd. The aroma of kippers smoking was enough to put you off your stewed eels.