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01 July 2009

While Saizeriya claims to be one of the most popular Italian chains in Japan, I'm not sure if it really has what it takes to achieve that same status here in Singapore. Prices at Saizeriya are definitely more affordable if compared to places like Pasta de Waraku, but there's certainly a huge room for improvement insofar as things like consistency and taste are concerned.

Smoke Duck Breast in Pepper Flavour: 2/5

"Unique fruit tree incense with special black pepper". This appetiser arrived within a couple of minutes on an ice-cold plate and didn't smell too appealing as well - so much for "fruit tree incense". It tasted terrible and I was forcing myself to swallow it down because I didn't want to waste it. I was actually expecting something hot (smoked) and spicy (pepper flavor) but this was not to be.

Garlic Foccacia

Yiwang who had this thought it was alright, albeit reminding him a bit of roti pratas. Is that how the moon's surface looks like?

Grilled Spicy Sausage

"Spicy taste stimulating your appetite". Interesting menu description, but oh so wrong. The sausages did look large and succulent from the menu, but all hopes fell flat when these arrived barely longer than a finger and practically soaked in oil. Those who tried this said that it was too salty for their liking.

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce: 2/5

"Combination of pure beef and vegetables, an appetising delicacy". APPETISING DELICACY?! Oh boy, I honestly felt as though I was eating straight off a cow rather than cooked beef because much of the "meat sauce" had a very raw taste and feel to it.

Seafood Spaghetti with Tomato

"A classical combination of seafood and tomato". Xue Ting and Chen Yeh shared this along with another main course, and the both of them agreed that there was a "funny" (I would say, odd or maybe even unfamiliar) taste to the spaghetti and didn't like it much.

Bacon Risotto

No description of this dish on the special promotion menu. Joanna seemed satisfied enough with her risotto and mentioned that she liked the way the cheese mixed with the rice.

Seafood and Pork Salami Pizza

"Your prime choice of pizza, with various kinds of seafood stewed together". Qian Hui thought this was quite good and it certainly looked the most appetising out of all the dishes that we had.

Grilled Chicken with Cheese and Tomato Sauce

"Delicate combination of tomato and cheese". This turned out alright for Qi Feng and the girls who ordered this, but they did mention that the chicken tasted a tad salty.

Grilled Chicken with Vegetable Salsa

"Perfect combination of chicken and pickles in Italian local flavour". I honestly think Saizeriya should hire someone to redo their menu and put it in simple and less exaggerating English. Yiwang thought that this was "okay" but it didn't seem to meet his expectations as well. He added that it's still way better than the pastas, having been here before and having a memorably bad experience with his mushroom spaghetti.



$4.48 for the smoked duck breast in pepper flavour
$5.68 for the grilled spicy sausage
$2.10 for the garlic foccacia
$5.68 for the spaghetti with meat sauce
$7.18 for the seafood spaghetti with tomato
$8.98 for the seafood and pork salami pizza
$7.18 for the grilled chicken with cheese and tomato sauce
$7.18 for the grilled chicken with vegetable salsa
$2.58 for the additional "drink bar" set (featuring soft drinks, iced milo and hot beverages)

* Prices subject to the usual 7% GST and 10% service charge.

Liang Court Shopping Centre, #02-22.

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