This was a thoroughly satisfying find. Barely a month old, this northern Indian restaurant is tucked within the row of shops that also houses well known eateries like Italian restaurant NeroTeca and Ceylonese restaurant Aliyaa in Bukit Damansara. You can hardly miss it – in contrast to the other tenants, Flour has a white exterior with very simple yet clear signage saying “Flour”. They have also taken over 2 shop lots but only one is used for now. During my time there, it was pretty packed through out lunch hour and all races frequented this restaurant – the indians, chinese, malays, caucasians, japanese and etc, so – worry not, all are welcome.
Oooooo and check out the lady chef’s uniform, lol…. sexay…. I apologize for the picture quality – the kitchen staff were constantly on the move, so it was kind of hard to get a still short but yea – she literally is wearing a one shoulder top, I have never seen this before. That sure is one way to make a statement and gain attention. How cool is that?
As for the Menu, you can see that they really put some thought into it -It starts of with the ‘wife’, who happens to be the owner and based of what I saw, I think she is a Chinese in an interracial marriage – the husband being an Indian. So, long story short – one day, husband cooked for wife, wife was amazed with the yumminess of the food. Husband also has a dad who is a prominent chef in Mumbai and … Flour happened. Do read the full story in the image below if you fancy. The pictures and explanation of each section was also elaborate yet simple and appealing to the eye.
Chicken Briyani, 18 ringgit
This was sooooooo yummy! The rice was moist, sorry, spicy and bursting with flavor and it was so good that you can literally eat the rice by its own, without any gravy. There were chunks of chicken that were tender and almost falling of the bone within the biryani that was equally as tasteful. The biryani as a whole was a burst of flavors. I loved it – its a must try.
Chicken Thali, 18 ringgit
So, ‘Thali’ basically means a serving of one large plate that consist of several small portions of food. In this Thali set, I had a bowl of rice, a chapathi, a thosai, lentils, potatoes, chicken + gravy, mooru/buttermilk. This was the total package – all the nutrients you need for a day is all packed in this dish. You have the meat, the vegetables and lentils, rice and healthy bread. This was another awesome dish. Having a Thali set is an experience, one I look forward to repeating again.
Masala Cha, 6 ringgit
This Masala tea was a great way to conclude my lunch here. The first thing that got to me was that the drink was served in a clay cup. Clay as you know, has many benefits – it being a heat insulator and an alkalizer, among other. This totally had’old school’ written all over it. From clay pots and pans to silverware, this was old Indian practices, practices that today’s generation have mostly forgotten. Good to see the use of clay here, it sure does bring back memories. The tea was great. There was just the right amount of sweetness, milkiness and spiciness. For 6 ringgit, this sure was worth it.
Would I head here again?
I would love to. If I am in the area, I would definitely head here again. The ambiance is nice, food is great, reasonably priced and the people are friendly – what more can I ask for ?