Flour Drum, a place of magic.
All those who have ever paid a visit to Flour Drum in Newtown know it’s definitely something special. It’s magic comes from the love and passion that goes into every dish, every coffee, and every giant cookie. It’s not everyday I find my cured salmon tasting like cotton candy (in a good way!), or be having breakfast in a courtyard filled with quirky trinkets, and to be greeted by a bunny under my table. Yes, it is something truly special, especially those pancakes. Oooft!
Zucchini and goats cheese omelette with fresh herb and garden green salad - one of FD’s signatures and for good reason. The omelette is such a good texture. The greens have a delicious Parmesan cheese which gives it a nice kick. Perfect flavour combinations.
Corn off the cob Fritters with Bulgarian feta, avocado and mint served with a poached egg and house made tomato jam - the fresh corn from the cob means more flavour and juiciness in the fritter. Love the savouriness of the tomato chutney.
Kweichow Mountain Prince house cured Salmon with poached eggs, potato hash brown, flying fish rose with chefs salad of the day. One question: have you ever had Cured Salmon that kind tastes like bubblegum, but in a GOOD way? YUM YUM YUM.
Banoffee Buttermilk Pancake Stack, grilled caramelised bananas, Dulce are Leche, whipped pure cream and mascarpone, toasted Anzac biscuit crumbled with maple syrup. Their classic pancake is the best thing that has ever happened to Newtown. If you haven’t tried this yet, you are missing out.
BBQ duck, garlic chives and dried forest mushroom house made ravioli wontons with fresh egg noodles in a duck and shittake mushroom broth. A new FD dish, and SO GOOD! The team were not letting me leave without trying it, and I’m glad I did. If you love duck, you will love this dish.
Citrus and Ponzu Ceviche salmon poke bowl with brown rice, black rice, quinoa and buckwheat, edamame, kale, carrot, snow peas, toasted sesame, almonds, with a ponzu dressing. This poke bowl is so fresh and full of flavour, it’s non-comparable to other subpaar poke bowls you might be having elsewhere. Highly recommend if you want something healthy but also delicious.
Don’t forget to say hi to Big Daddy!