Whenever I head down to Canberra/Melbourne, I always make a stop at Goulburn. This is partly for me to stop, revive and survive but also because of Goulburn’s unique range of old-school Australian eateries. There are plenty of them to be found near the Big Merino sheep at the petrol station.
Trapper’s Bakery is a popular stop for those travelling along the Hume Highway aching for a pie or sausage roll. They receive plenty of great reviews and are always packed during the day. I heard about Trapper’s Bakery while on my mandatory excursion to Canberra in Year 6. This time, on our way down to Canberra, we decided to make a stop at this old-timey Australian eatery.
We tried the Vegetable Pie and one of their special selections, the Caramelised Onion and Beef Pie. The Caramelised Onion and Beef pie was quite tasty. When I bit into it, I found soft chunks of steak and plenty of delicious gravy. This gravy tasted a lot like your regular beef pie but there was a pleasant aftertaste of the caramelised onion. Coupled with the tomato sauce, I felt that there was a bit too much sweetness there. The overall flavour combination of the pie very enjoyable and the chunks of beef were very tasty.
The Vegetable Pie wasn’t very special but it wasn’t bad either. It was your regular, solid vege pie with a generous serving of peas, corn and carrot in the middle. It was certainly filling enough for my girlfriend till we got to Canberra.
We stopped by here again on the way up where I ordered their Curry Beef Pie as a meal, with mash, gravy and peas. I would have liked a bit more of a curry flavour to but overall, it was a satisfying meal. My girlfriend got the Vegetable Pie again, this time with a side of fries. The fries were crispy and fresh but she found that the pie just wasn’t as fresh as the first time. Perhaps it was because we stopped by later in the day and they don’t make the vegetable pies as often as the others because mine was great.
I enjoyed Trapper’s Bakery and found their pies to be average but definitely satisfying for anyone looking for something to eat while passing through Goulburn.