Fab FLAM’s

Story & photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM

All photos are of REAL food with no props or special effects

The irascible Travelling Gourmet goes to Orchard Central for a touch of Alsatian cuisine in the form of…

MOUTHWATERING Flammekueche made with a thin bread dough. When baked it is just 2.5mm thick. Spread some French cream cheese with creme fraiche on top and then add the delicious toppings like thinly sliced shitake mushrooms, French ‘Emmental‘ style cheese (not Swiss), bacon bits paysanne 4mm by 4mm…Oh, La! La! Yummie! This is the Fresh Mushroom Gratinee at S$16++.

“The French Flam” has big nuggets of good quality walnut plus a pleasing gooey, sticky mouth-feel, French Camembert with a sapido flavour with a slightly bitter aftertaste characteristic of Camembert…and of course real bacon bits. Osama bin Laden would like it here, if only the Navy SEALs from DEVGRU had not put three 5.56mm hollow point bullets in his brain. That is a joke in the best Germen “Galgenhumor” style. It means black humour.


They use real pork bacon here…and the rennet to make the cheese is also not halal BUT…there are pork-free options.

For a sweetie, taste Flammkueche mit Schockalade und Birnen or Alsatian Flatbread with Chocolate & Pear. The pear is canned pear but it is not too bad. Lynette, the Asst. Mgr and Georgai are very helpful.

I like it here. It is not haute cuisine but nice and bright and the mandarin-orange coloured polo shirts of the waitresses match the upholstery on the sofa seats. The restauarnt has a happy aura. They have Flam’s in ‘la ville lumiere‘ that is Paris too. Bon appetit! {:-)

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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2 Responses to Fab FLAM’s

  1. Storm says:

    This looks so super yummy. Jealous!


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