Do you know that Saizeriya is a Japanese chain of Italian restaurant? I didn't. I was introduced to this restaurant by a colleague and we went there for lunch. My first impression of the restaurant was 'wallet friendly, ok food, comfortable setting.'

Today, I went there again with my family. I tried their pizza during my first visit and it didn't turned out well, so I warned everyone at the table. Me myself? I went for spaghetti instead, following the recommendation by my colleague.

Genovese spaghetti ($5.9)
The spaghetti was done al-Dante, paired with fresh basil sauce, olive oil and cheese. The sauce was on the oily side but was rather fragrant. Look at the color! It looked so green that I wondered if they had added any coloring. I topped my spaghetti with some powdered cheese, which I thought was Parmesan, but it tasted rather bland for Parmesan.

Genovese spaghetti

Spaghetti chicken bolognese ($3.9) 
The bolognese sauce was light and sweet, the perfect taste to entertain kids. The serving was just right, enough to make you feel full but still leaving spaces for sides or desserts.

Spaghetti chicken bolognese

Pork with black pepper chicken steak ($8.9)
If you can't decide whether you want to have pork or chicken, don't need to crack your head over it, this dish offered you both. The meat was fine, just like how it is expected from food court, nothing fancy but nothing screwed up either. We liked it that the black pepper sauce was served separately and not poured on the meat, so that we can enjoy the dipping games .

Pork with black pepper chicken steak

Seafood chowder ($3.4)
There were clams, and some vegetables in this creamy soup. At this price, I have tasted many worst off version. I was actually quite surprise that this one turned out fine. It was above my expectation given the price paid.

Seafood chowder

Butter corn ($2.9)
It was ... buttery! The corn was slightly overcooked though.

Butter corn

Focaccia with garlic butter ($2.2)
Actually it looked more like naan. The bread was rather chewy and we had it last. Just chew on and on .... while waiting for the rest to finish their food.

Focaccia with garlic butter

Chicken wing ($3.95)
We ordered the 4-piece set. The chicken wings were crispy, but not burnt, while the meat was juicy and tender. I can't find fault with this one at all, this is something that I will come back for.

Chicken wing

For additional $3.9, you get to complete your meal with a small salad and get drink bar free refill. If you are not keen for the salad, you can just pay $2.8 for the drink bar free refill. Self-servicing at the drink counter was fun, there are any drinks for you to choose from, we usually like to mix and march few drinks to see how it tasted like.

Overall, the food here wasn't great, it was kind of sub standard but certainly worth the price you paid for.   As long as you adjust your expectation accordingly you will be pleasantly surprised. For us, we enjoyed our meals and we love the wide variety of food offered here. Yes, we will be back! But, remember, no pizza please.


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