“The crust was crunchy and buttery – where its sweet and thick filling was soft and delectably creamy.“
Travelling has become a yearly, or even monthly, agenda of many – especially those middle-to-upper class Indonesians. And buying souvenirs as a remembrance or local foods to be shared with friends and relatives usually comes along in one package with the trip. Such a fact has led a number of provinces in this country to set forth a variety of unique authentic snacks for day trippers to bag home. As for Bali, one of its most favourite to-go staples is Pie Susu (milk pie).
There’s one renowned shop in Bali that has been peddling this luscious treat since 1989, which is Pie Susu Asli Enaaak. I did witness myself how crowded the shop was when I made a visit to this establishment recently. I had to queue in a relatively long line at the counter – where most of the people in front of me were seen grabbing at least three big boxes of this delight. This shop – which happened to be its flagship shop – is located on Jalan Nangka Selatan over at Denpasar area. There’s actually another outlet in Kuta, but it seemed that the customers preferred to have their freshly-baked Pie Susu from this very place.
After a 10-minute wait, it was finally my turn to place an order. There’s a selection of flavours to be chosen from, which are original, chocolate and cheese. The latter two variants, which I had been aiming from the second I arrived there, had to be pre-ordered one day before. It wasn’t my lucky day I guess. I then simply went for a small pack of the original one – since it was only for the sake of tasting it out. There are 10 pieces of Pie Susu in its small box where the bigger one contains double the amount. I didn’t want to take too long to try this famous snack, I rushed towards an empty bench in front of the shop as soon as I spotted it on my way out.
The crust was crunchy and buttery – where its sweet and thick filling was soft and delectably creamy. While munching down this sugary delight, I suddenly remembered that I needed to get something for my colleagues before my morning flight on the next day. Thus, with my mouth full of Pie Susu, I quickly ran back inside and stuck myself behind the line for another box.
Jl. Nangka Selatan No.163
T: 0361 263 138
Open from 8.30am-7pm
Rp.25,000/U$S1.80 per box (small)
Rp.50,000/US$3.60 per box (big)