You know that you are at a lousy pizza place when you get served an oversweetened carbonated drink along with puffed up bread. That is the same story repeated again and again at almost all pizza chains, with the only difference being the sodas replaced by diluted iced teas.
If you are really looking for a gourmet pizza, check out Chilli Flakes! Thin crusty and crispy base with drooling cheese, all well-endowed, this pizza got my mouth watering profusely after my first bite. I had ordered the Chicken Heaven pizza, which was loaded with chunks of chicken, both salami and sausage. Interspersed were sun dried tomatoes and caramelized onion both of which add a sweet after taste to the racing spiciness of the chicken. The rosemary sprinkled on the pizza gives it a piney citrusy flavour. All this on thick layer of cheese and you will most definitely have yourself wanting more!
You can also choose the puff base for your pizzas which comes in a rectangular size with a flaky thin crust and hmmmm melting cheese. This is truly amazing and the PIZZA + PUFF combo is just great!
The other pizza on my table was the Peri Peri Chicken pizza. I don’t think I have ever gone wrong with the peri peri version of almost any dish I can think of, and this pizza definitely is worth the try. The five spices that go into a peri peri – paprika, pimento, oregano, basil and tarragon, really work at giving the tongue a ticklish sizzle and I love the way this flavour sits on the pizza.
Best part about this pizza place is you can order half pizzas too! Chilli Flakes also provides for fresh juices – I tried the grape and watermelon ones – which were fresh real fruit juices, and not over loaded with ice, just how I like it.
Growing up there were’nt many option for pizza places, and you had to take what you got. This has changed so much for the better with joints like Chilli Flakes which I would expect, that with pizzas like these, would end up leading the pack! I am definitely going back for more next week…
Bombay Masala Chicken
Quattro Formaggi (4 CHEESE)