I received an e-mail from Joleng asking me whether I would like to visit Flam’s (The Thin Crust Pizza) in Changkat Bukit Bintang. As I have not explored that area much, so I said “Yes” to her. Changkat Bukit Bintang is similar to Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong, a street filled with rows of pubs and bars on both sides of the road popular among expatriates for drinking, clubbing and dining. Even though we arrived very early in the evening, many tourists had started crowding Changkat Bukit Bintang already. It appears to me that this place is even more “happening” compared to when I went to Lan Kwai Fong in the middle of last year.
Flam’s is very well-known for their thin crust pizza. Its thin crusted pizza is baked in a huge brick oven with woods are used as the medium for the fire. The oven was placed outside of the restaurant, so we had a chance to witness the whole process of making the pizza.
Ingredients are spread generously on dough and the whole pizza are placed into the hot brick-oven. Since the oven is uses wood fire, the pizza could be burned if it is placed too long in the oven. Therefore, the cook has to keep his eye on the pizza at all times.
After turning the pizza several times the pizza is finally ready. Before serving, the cook adds some final touches, cuts them into pieces and places the oval-shaped pizza on a wooden board.
I may be different, but I find that if I were to witness the cooking process of a dish, it actually opens up my appetite. It indirectly makes me appreciate the dish even more. This Mushroom Flam’s Deluxe @ RM38.80 is an old time favourite here. It was seasoned and glazed with a mixture of fresh mushrooms, cheese, some secret oil and herbs.
Next, we had Flam’s Chicken priced at RM26.80. The marinated chicken was slowly cooked in an oven, quite similar to how the malay “ayam golek” was cooked. But this far better than the “ayam golek”. Here, the chicken was cooked to perfection. The chicken was very juicy and tender. The sauce which comes with it enhances the flavour of the chicken even more. I absolutely love this dish.
If you are into seafood and pasta, I recommend you to try Flam’s Seafood Pasta. Priced at RM26.80 a plate, the pasta comes with a variety seafood ingredients : fresh mussels, octopus, clams, squids, scallops and a tiger prawn. You can either have it the Olio style of the Tomato base style. Personally, I prefer the olio style more so that the seafood taste won’t be over-powered by the tomato flavour.
Flam’s mushroom soup is among the best mushroom soup I had ever tasted. It was made with fresh blended wild mushrooms. This creamy mushroom soup is served with garlic toasts and is priced at RM13.80 a bowl.
We also had Flam’s Escargots Bourguignone @ RM19.80. Each escargots are placed into a custom-made plate shaped like tiny bowls. The snails are seasoned with garlic, parsley and butter before baking it in an oven. I didn’t quite like this dish as I find it too watery. I personally prefer the ones whereby the snails are baked with cheese on its shells.
For desserts, we ordered Flam’s Chocolate Fondant @ RM18.80. The chocolate fondant is prepared upon order. It needs a 15 minutes preparation time. Therefore, if you are in a hurry, remember to order this dessert earlier.
We also ordered Flam’s Home-made Tiramisu which is priced at RM9.80. Below are some pictures I took in Flam’s.
Flam’s Restaurant Indoor Layout.
Flam’s Restaurant Bar.
Flam’s Restaurant Outdoor Layout.
Flam’s and Elixir are owned by the same French boss. Elixir is a bar which serves alcoholic drinks. Here are some pictures I took in Elixir before the crowd comes in.
Overall, I find our meal here very satisfying. Flam’s is a pork-free restaurant and is also open for lunch daily from 12pm onwards.
The Gist of It:
FLAM’S (The Thin Crust Pizza)
Address: No. 37, 39, 41 Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel No.: 03-2145 8111
Fax No.: 03-2145 8999
Facebook : flams.kl
GPS Coordinate: N 3 08.860 E 101 42.484