Doing what they do best, PizzaExpress, Scotts Square makes hand-tossed thin-base pizzas with fresh ingredients.
Since the first PizzaExpress opened in London’s Wardour Street, Soho half a century ago, PizzaExpress has served up thin-base pizzas topped with fresh ingredients, made by trained ‘pizzaiolos’ or pizza chefs. Until today, the black and white shirted chefs toss pizza dough in the air, not only for a good show, but to extend the dough efficiently, retaining moisture and uniformity. At PizzaExpress’ flagship outlet at Scotts Square, one can choose from the Classic Pizza selection of pizzas which have been on the menu since the brand first started, such as the age-old classic Margherita ($14), or La Reine ($16), with mushrooms, olives, ham, mozzarella and passata.
From the Romana Pizza selection, featuring pizzas promising to be “a bigger, thinner, crispier pizza inspired by pizza from Rome”, try Laksa ($28), a pizza topped with prawns, mussels, squid clams, quail eggs, fried beancurd and a homemade laksa sauce, a rendition that is only available in the brand’s Singapore outlets. Otherwise, opt for Carbonara ($27), a bold-flavoured pizza brimming with smoked bacon, mozzarella, parmesan and garlic oil on creamy béchamel with a soft-cooked egg, finished with fresh parsley. But if you can only try one pizza, go for Calabrese ($29), their signature rectangular pizza made with ingredients commonly found in Calabrian cooking, such as Calabria-style sausage, spicy Italian sausage, fresh mozzarella, jalapeno peppers, roasted peppers and red chilli.
Feel free to customise your own pizza or choose one of their tasty pastas too, such as linguine granchio con panna ($25) featuring steamed crabmeat, onion, garlic and coriander, spicy cream sauce and caviar. End with an equally full-flavoured high note for desserts, with options such as chocolate fudge cake ($10) and fig pudding (11.50).
On top of the above, Louie Moong, group head chef, PizzaExpress Singapore, has some funky new vegetarian dishes for the new Autumn/Winter menu up his sleeves, so stay tuned for that.
#B1-08/09 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road. Tel: 6538 0083