Christmas eve/ Saizeriya lunch

Written by Donovan December 25, 2014 Category: Asia, Food&Drinks, Singapore Comments
Everyone was rushing to do their last minute Christmas shopping as seen from the busy shopping malls and crowded mrt stations on Christmas eve. Most working people had half day of work only, so they could go home earlier or go out in the afternoon.
We met for lunch at Saizeriya, of which I will do a review today. It is a fusion Japanese-Italian restaurant with affordable food and a free flow drinks station with hot drinks, soft drinks and juices.

Saizeriya Restaurant and cafe
Location : 2 Handy Road #B1-25/26/27 The Cathay S229233
Nearest mrtL Dhoby gaut
There are several outlets including City square mall, Liang Court, Toa Payoh, Hougang, Orchard Gateway etc.
Cuisine: Italian, Western

They had the daily lunch set special which is a main course, a salad and free flow drinks starting from $6.90 – $9.90. I had the curry spaghetti with chicken while she had an a la carte item prawn peperoncino which is prawns in aglio olio pasta. We shared a plate of 6 escargots which were grileld in herbs and onions. They look slightly burnt but taste alright, though I prefer the ones over at Ma Maison because we got to remove the escargot from the shells whereas here it was already deshelled. The pasta was cooked al dente and the sauce was enough to gave a flavourful taste to the pasta. The curry sauce was slightly spicy to my liking and there was enough chicken to go with the pasta. The prawns had a slight crunch as they were not overcooked and the pasta sauce was tasty. The salad was nothing much to rave about, firstly because it is free, secondly it is just some lettuce leaves and some thousand island sauce over the salad. There was a wide range of drinks, but I only drank the non-gassy ones which were ice lemon tea, lime juice and orange juice. Overall, this is an affordable place to dine out for their pasta and hamburger steak, all of which are less than $10. There is no GST nor service charge which is even better for students like us on a budget. The lunch special is also worth it because you don’t need to pay an extra $2.80 for the free flow drinks, the price is inclusive of salad, main course and drinks.

prawn aglio olio
curry chicken spaghetti

Next, we walked along Orchard road and then went to Orchard library to spend the afternoon reading some magazines. I like Orchard library and I still remember going there to study during my secondary school days when the old one was at Ngee Ann City. However, since it is located at Somerset now, it should be called Somerset library instead (just saying).


For dinner, I met my DnD comm for a celebratory Christmas eve dinner at Manhattan fish market. We had lots of fun and laughter, as usual Alan is up to his nonsense again. We then went to the dhoby underpass outside the gaming cafe where we exchanged Christmas presents and sat down in a circle on a floor to talk.

(in all the languages that I know)
메리 크리스마스! korean
Selamat Hari Raya Krismas! malay
God Jul! norwegian
с рождеством! russian

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