Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Venezia @ Taman Segar

All is well. The mother of all tooths was removed, a pretty huge one too. The delicate stitching, the constant leak of blood and the piece of cotton in my mouth appears to be the best tools for a detox program. Somehow or rather, the appetite drops and you rather go to a deep trance in bed with a foul stench.


Enough of tooth and teeth. Someone suggested archives, and so i did, rummaging carefully and scrutinising each picture before i realise i had packed it all nicely in a set.

Venezia. Apparently a place in Italy but a piece of it was imported over to Taman Segar, a humble area in Cheras.

Recommended and noted that they serve a killer of all risotto, how could i resist that temptation? It is like telling a lion where you can get good gazelle and deer, or a lady where she can get great bargain jewellery.

Stepping inside the small simple cafe, you cant help to notice the "white faces" manning the place. Even if they were useless, i give them plus points for making the point that they are authentic as ever.

Now italian staple food comes in two forms; pasta and pizza. You may choose to disagree and as such theres an extra "etc" if it may so please.

With the two of us though, pizza was out of the question. Back to the pasta.

The spaghetti with asparagus and prawns. Now see the sauce everywhere, bland. Although they got their "al dente" right, but the rest of it just seemed so home cooked and well, no comment.

Again, the salt bottle seemed to be missing in the kitchen. I was faced with a creamy plate of rice that i would happily indulge if, salt was put in! Oh my my, which part of Italy have i stepped into?

As an addition to misery,

Caesar Salad that was alright but not utterly great. Have my palate moved to a different universe or was i just being too picky here?


A tiramisu with no hint of alcohol! Not as smooth as i had hoped but edible to say the least.

Now maybe thats why this was stuck in my archives for the longest of time.

Address and contact details:

Venezia Italian Restaurant
1 Jln. Manis 4,
Taman Segar, Cheras
56100 Kuala Lumpur

Business Hours:
Mon - Sat (11:30 am - 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm - 11.00 pm)
Sun (11:30 am - 11:00 pm)

Verdict: 2 stars out of 5 stars at best. I am sure they had better days but today was just off. Just like the day when you wake up with a bad hair day and foul breath but you dont have time to even put on your clothes to go off to work. Quite dismal to say the least but like i said, salt salt salt!


cookies_cream said...

My oh my @.@ Sounds like a seriously bad experience in Venezia!

Nic (KHKL) said...

for a moment i thought your "operation" was delayed..hehe

aiyer...tiramisu without alcohol..no, no, no...

wmw said...

Hahah...are our archives filled with such "discoveries"?

Jason said...

*Cross the name from my list

Imbi & Itchy said...

while scrolling, my heart were skipping a beat. was sooo afraid that you're gonna show us blood! phewwwwww .......

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

cc: yeah lorrr..

nic: haha everything went well..

wmw: definitely lots of discoveries i must say..

jason: cross it out babe..

i&i: no no no..my blog is rated U not 18sg

JOjo said...

"Have my palate moved to a different universe ?"

Haha, so funny! Anyway, i've ever tasted aweful Caesar too and yours ain't looking too bad. Wait till you see mine. will blog about it soon.

Henry Yeo said...

we need a lot more hearty italian food posts here!!!

PS: has anyone seriously stood by the risotto pot for say 30 minutes nonstop? (just to make sure that you get it right)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jojo: waiting patiently..

henry: i really dont know..maybe i should volunteer..

Cynthia said...

I am in pain just reading about that extraction. Get better soon.

tigerfish said...

Tiramisu will be the best food for you after you have your tooth removed! LOL! ...No need to bite!

fatboybakes said...

who's blog was it that just had another tiramisu without alcohol? it should be banned. (tiramisu without alcohol).
so, sounds like the lion wasn't satisfied with the gazelle eh.

Seaqueen said...

Wow. Sounds pretty bad experience in this restaurant. You still gave them 2. Not bad. Hahhaha!!! So I guess no more going back there huh?

Simon Seow said...

Maybe they are trying to be healthy leh. Too much salt cause hypertension la.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

cyn: haha actually to be honest, the most painful bit is the injection..then its the pain of not eating!

tigerfish: good idea..goin to get some for lunch n dinner then..

fbb: nope..apparently the gazelle was on the lean side..

seaqueen: well unless proven otherwise..

simon: no salt wor..how la...

Mochachocolata Rita said...
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Mochachocolata Rita said...

sorry for the tooth...i think i need to get this one too...soon...(shudder)

Bernsy said...

The whites in there are not itallians, and they never talk to the customers. Food there is done the best they can with the cheap local ingredients that they use.

You should point out though, did you get a MSG(ajinomoto) sensation after you finished dining in that place ?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mocha: dun worry..its ok..just a few days without PROPER FOOD!

bernsy: hahah got la..got a white to get me black pepper..hmm no salt d..definitely no MSG effect though..

mama bok said...

Bummer..! unimpressive food..!

loongfoon said...

I went to eat at venezia be4 and found the food very good and authentic. The pizzas were oven baked and thin crust. The spaghetti was delicious. Maybe your tooth problem disturbed your taste buds. I recommend you to try this Italian place again.