Visited: 25 November 2011
Price: THB650 per person without alcohol (what I paid for)
Value for money: 6/10
Scala Restaurant on happ-it.com
Scala Restaurant on happ-it.com
Almost three decades that I from time to time give this restaurant a visit. This restaurant called "Scala" is situated under the classic Scala Theatre at Siam Square. Not many of you may have heard about this place. Most of visitors are old faces. I am fortunate enough that my family frequently visits this restaurant since I was young. This gem of Siam Square is famous for its Peking Duck which has really crisp skin and fat-less. The decoration of this place is somewhat old fashion but it does give a warm ambient. Personally, this is a must try restaurant.
|Scala Theatre - โรงหนังสกาล่า|
|Entrance of Scala Restaurant - หน้าร้านห้องอาหารสกาล่า|
|Restaurant Ambient - บรรยากาศภายใน|
This time we did order 4 kinds of Hors d'oeuvre. First one being Chicken Wine Sauce. This is one of the classic Chinese dish. Chicken was marinated with Chinese wine before being steamed. This dish is served cool. Chicken meat was really tender and savoury. The presence of wine was clearly noticed. Wonderful it was (7/10).
Second one was Fried Minced Shrimp on Toast. This is all time any children favourite. Basic dish but full of happiness when eaten. It does go really well with sweet plum sauce (7/10).
|Chicken Wine Sauce - ไก่แช่เหล้า|
|Fried Minced Shrimp on Toasted - กุ้งโรยงา|
The third one was Shanghai Noodles. This dish has salty and sour flavours as base which matches supremely well with Shanghai Noodle. This is a kind of dish that can be ordered every time of visit (6/10).
The last one was Shark's Fin Scramble Eggs. This dish was surely not one of the best here but still enjoyable. It is kind of dry comparing to the other restaurant. But many oldies may find it wonderful (5/10).
|Shanghai Noodles - ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเซี่ยงไฮ้|
|Shark's Fin Scramble Eggs - หูฉลามผัดแห้ง|
Next in line was the famous Whole BBQ Peking Duck. Not to mention the well roasted duck that goes perfectly with an ideal sauce, the skin was really crisp and I do mean crisp. Even more, the mentioned crisp skin contained no fat, thanks to the skilful staff who sliced the duck professionally. When wrapped in pancake with a piece of cucumber, you would just ask for more of this Peking duck (9/10).
|Whole BBQ Peking Duck - เป็ดปักกิ่ง|
|Staff Slicing Peking Duck - พนักงานกำลังแล่เป็ดปักกิ่ง|
This was then followed by Goose Feet in Earth Pot. In case you have never tried goose or chicken or duck feet, don't say "eiwww" and deny it. I say this dish is a treasure. Goose feet was well marinated and steam in a pot of various herbs until soft and tender and served with noodle and sea asparagus. Fantastic I say (8/10).
|Goose Feet in Earth Pot - ขาห่านอบหม้อดิน|
Fried Fresh Shrimp is another of my favourite since I was a kid. I is kind of light in flavour with hint of spring onion as base. However, this time I felt that the texture of shrimp was not as good as it used to be. Still tender but lack of crispiness (5/10).
|Fried Fresh Shrimp - กุ้งแบบเซี่ยงไฮ้|
Sweet and Sour Fish was kind of enjoyable. Nothing really special but cooked with good quality of ingredients. It was not that thick like Hong Kong style and with lighter taste. It did go well with steamed bun (6/10).
|Sweet and Sour Fish - ปลาเปรี้ยวหวาน|
Steamed Fresh Siam Goby Fish with Soy Sauce is something rather expensive these days. This restaurant still keep the price at reasonable level and also at reasonable size of fish. Of course, this was well cooked with great ingredients and steamed to just perfect level. Really smooth and tender, not too salty with a tiny hint of sweetness. Love it (7/10).
|Steamed Fresh Siam Goby Fish with Soy Sauce - ปลาบู่นึ่งซีอิ๊ว|
Last of the meal was Fried Egg Noodle Shanghai Style. This was a duck base dish. Duck meat left over from Peking Duck was used as an ingredient for this dish. Always savoury but a little oily. To me, this dish looks like another basic dish but once eaten you would just ask for more (7/10).
|Fried Egg Noodle Shanghai Style - บะหมี่เซี่ยงไฮ้|
Scala Restaurant @ Siam Square, Bangkok
Ground Floor of Scala Theatre
184 Soi Siam Square 1
Rama 1 Road
Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan
ห้องอาหาร สกาล่า @ สยามสแควร์ กรุงเทพ
184 ซอยสยามสแควร์ 1
Open Hours: 11:00 - 14:00 for lunch and 17:00 - 22:00 for dinner daily
Tel: +66 (0) 2251 2863