Chicken Satay Pie and Bell Rapids

Easy Chicken Satay Pie makes a mean pie, better than Jester's Pie.

Thank you everyone for the Eid-ul-Fitr wishes.
You have made our Eid celebration a joyous one big grin.
This is our 9th year celebrating Eid, far from homeland. It has been awhile since....sad

I am hopeful that one day, we'll be able to celebrate Eid with family and friends in Malaysia.

... however this year. we didn't put much thinking and planning like previous years. I was still baking cookies (when everyone else has stop!!) on first day of Eid.
Under "normal circumstances", we'd be busying over the stove to cook something special to feast on the first day, but this year was a bit different.
I was running behind schedule because....

...we had a guest, an exchange student from Japan, staying with us for 10 days.
He was here on D's invite (Uni / Japanese High School arrangement), for D to improve his Japanese speaking skills and for his Japanese guest to learn English.
Most of their time were spent between Uni and home... that little window of free time they had, a group of them (there were 5 students/ 5 hosts) made a trip to the zoo, AQWA and King's Park.

I love Perth, I think its the best place for people like me to take things slow in life, but for the younger ones, Perth is a 'Nothing happening' city. Furthermore, one can wonder around and discover Perth in 1 1/2 day. 
Its not a big city and definitely not big if you are into shopping ...whistling

On the day that D was busy with his laboratory work, his guest was unable to tag along, we decided to take him out to Swan Valley ... and of course, our first stop was my favourite place ~
Bell Rapids.

Most of our visits to Bell Rapids, was either in late Spring early summer or Autumn, never in winter. Water would be trickling down, no sign of rapids anywhere  

But this time... Bell Rapids was at its fullest big grin

Great place to have a picnic when its not raining or a place to escape and find some peace of mind, except when you happened to bump into a bunch of school kids practising white water rafting like the photo above....raised eyebrows

Imagine ...
... sitting by the riverbanks... the sounds of water rushing down at a velocity crashing onto rocks, birds chirping happily, and there you are soaking it all in, with a good book or having a quiet conversation; reflection of the past, plan for the future etc... and not forgetting a little something to bite ...
I could spend whole day here happy

Sadly... all those mentioned above, did not take place, no picnic! as both H and I were on our last 2 days of fasting... and our guest had limited time as he was due to fly out the next day!

But we managed to make these Aussie~Malaysian fusion pies, for our guest to taste and remember his visit to Australia, his time with Malaysian family and hopefully, he could imagine himself by the Bell Rapids riverbank, with a good book and a pie in his hand too  winking

Satay pie

Chicken Satay Pie

makes about 8
recipe-> Print

640g chicken thigh - diced
1 brown onion - diced
2 teaspoon lemongrass - finely chopped
2 tablespoon fresh coriander - finely chopped
2 teaspoon coriander seeds- ground
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds - ground
1 teaspoon cumin seeds - ground
1/2 teaspoon ground tumeric
50-60 g peanut butter
2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon plain flour (if required)
salt to taste

2 sheets storebought Puff Pastry
2 sheets storebought Shortcrust pastry.

  1. Saute onion for 5 minutes. 
  2. Add grounded spices and lemongrass and stir until fragrant. 
  3. Add diced chicken and cook for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cook through. 
  4. Add peanut butter. 
  5. Stir through. 
  6. Add plain flour to thicken (if necessary as peanut butter will do the trick to thicken the mix). 
  7. Add sugar and salt to taste. 
  8. Remove the pot from heat and mix in freshly chopped coriander. 
  9. Leave it to cool.
I am using pie maker.
  1. Using the cutter provided, cut out puff pastry (smaller cutter) and shortcrust pastry (bigger cutter). 
  2. Heat up pie maker as per instruction. 
  3. Line the bottom of pie maker with shortcrust pastry. top up with Chicken satay filling. 
  4. Cover with puff pastry. 
  5. And cook as per instruction in the manufacturer's manual.
Making Chicken Satay Pie


  1. Those pies are so pretty and look perfect! They must taste incredibly good. Satay is a dish I ADORE!

    Lovely nature clicks.



  2. Love your this post as I love all your beautiful scenery photos. Your satay pies looks very delicious.'re using two types of pastry here. It must be easy using the pie maker.

    1. Thank you Mel :D, trying to showcase WA hehehe
      You must try and get one...its is so easy ;P

  3. These satay hand pies look so beautiful, Lisa. So are those nature clicks.

  4. Lovely and amazing photography. The pie looks delicious and cute. perfectly baked ones...

  5. Omg I love this recipe! Just bookmarked it so I can make it one day. Flavours sound amazing and look so simple to do too. My mum has been tossing and turning about whether or not to get a pie maker for the longest time. Maybe it's time I surprise her this Christmas hehe. Happy belated Hari Raya again! Hope you had a meaningful one with friends and family =)

    1. Winston,
      I am sure she will love this little wonder :D

  6. Looks really good! I like the idea of satay pie. :)

  7. Yum! These look so good, I'm always missing Malaysian satay, but thankfully my mum makes it every now and then. Around the house, I'm famous for my chicken pie, and I have the exact same pie maker and use shortcrust for the bottom and puff for the top (will definitely post sometime!).

    1. Thats nice to indulge in Malaysian food every now and then :D

      Looking forward to your chicken satay :D

  8. Never been to Perth, but from your photos, it looks so peaceful and so pretty, I wouldn't mind living there (for a while....:p). Satay pies sound yummy, maybe I should get the kids to try these :)