Cafe Siam has got the Central-restaurant vibe balance down pat - located along Lyndhurst Terrace, almost right below the mid-levels escalator, it is very accessible and easy to find. It has a fairly nice exterior that projects an image of affordability without looking like a fast-food joint. I like how they employ Thai personnel to further project an image of authenticity; and I appreciate the assertiveness of the server who waited on us that night - she made suggestions on what to order and which dish goes well with which other dish, provided us with additional information on the food that we were interested in trying, etc.
We had the mixed satay (chicken and beef).
Then we had some deep-fried shrimp cake which were absolutely perfect! Crisp and lightly-bready on the outside, soft and very shrimp-y on the inside.
We also ordered some pandan chicken which were very nice and tender (I've had some chicken pandan at other restaurants where the chicken is about as tough as soggy plywood).
All in all, it was a very satisfying dining experience - the food was delicious, the staff were efficient, even the music being played seemed to fit in very well with the restaurant vibe. Definitely a place worth going back to.
Recommended Dish(es): Shrimp Cake,Spring Rolls,Chicken Curry,Pineapple Fried Rice
Date of Visit: Jan 18, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD150(Dinner)
Value for Money4
Keep it up!