Christmas Specials at Todai Sushi and Seafood Buffet!

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Popular Sushi and Seafood Buffet Restaurant Todai at Marina Bay Sands will be whipping up some special items for the seasonal Christmas feast! On top of the existing Sushi and Seafood spread, enjoy delicacies such as the Alaskan King Crab Leg (in addition to the Snow crab leg already available), Roast Turkey, Suckling Pig, including sweet treats such as the Log Cake, Kougelhopf of the restaurant’s unique Potato Broccoli Christmas Cake specially on the the 24th and 25th of December 2014. Furthermore, Todai will be holding its exclusive Facebook photo contest ‘The More, The Merrier’. Guests will have to upload a photo of the group dining experience at Todai along with the buffet receipt, and the largest group can stand a chance to win $2000 worth of Todai vouchers.

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Todai’s Seafood Counter. This is not my first time to Todai, and I’ve always been pleased by the selection of sushi (especially if you are a sushi fan) that are a departure from the traditional. Be brave for fusion creations and the occasional fiery satisfaction. However, the sashimi section was a little lacklustre for the night. In addition to the spread of sushi and seafood, be sated with a collection of tempura dishes, grilled meats, local cuisine, udon, korean delicacies, pizza and pasta. It definitely has been a long time since my last visit to Todai, and I used to remember it being slightly more enchanting.

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A favourite among guests, these chilled snow crab legs are quickly cleared and replenished and are available for dinners.

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It was my first time seeing steamed Red Crab legs as any crabs of this nature will usually be served chilled in Singapore. A first for me, and not too bad I might add. I hear it’s more commonly served steamed back in Japan.

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Still, this festive season, look forward to their Roast Turkey served alongside with cranberry sauce. I must admit that the chefs did an excellent job with this portion served up. It was beautifully golden brown, with the meat so tender and juicy. The cranberry sauce was also chunky, a little tart and not overwhelming sweet. Excellent. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to try the Suckling Pig that will be served up during the Christmas specials.

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On top of the snow crab selection, guests will be served up an endless flow of Alaskan King Crab Leg during the Christmas special. These were remarkably juicy, meaty and brimming with flavour. Excellent.

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Freshly shucked oysters will also be available.

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As I was keen to discover how steamed crabs would taste like, the kitchen very kindly did up a serving using the King Crab legs. I’m not too sure if this will be served up during the Christmas special, but if you do, go for it. It definitely was my favourite when compared against the chilled variant.

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The Potato Broccoli Christmas Cake was a unique creation from the kitchen. Cute. And yes, it is edible.

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The Christmas Buffet spread will be available on the 24th and 25th of December 2014, and the lineup will feature specials in addition to the regular buffet spread. While the buffet is to me a glimpse of what it could be, I was still decently sated by the selection, and will say that guests looking forward to a good variety (especially the snow crab or king crab legs) will find this buffet particularly enjoyable.

Thank you Todai and Marina Bay Sands for the invitation

Todai
B2-01
Canal Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Opens from
Mon – Fri 11.30am – 3pm; 5.30pm – 10pm
Sat 11.30 – 3pm; 5pm – 10.30pm
Sun 11.30am – 10pm

Christmas Special Prices
24th December
Lunch: Adult $42++ ; Child (below 1.3m) $22++
Dinner: Adult $68++ ; Child (below 1.3m) $26++

25th December
Lunch: Adult $64++; Child (below 1.3m) $26++
Dinner: Adult $68++; Child (below 1.3m) $26++

Celebrate a multitude of Korean culinary flavours at Hansang, The Grandstand!

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At Hansang, the Grandstand, guests can indulge in a variety of Korean culinary delicacies in the Han Jeong Sik course meal or the BBQ set at a value for money price of $45/ pax (usual $90/ pax). In the BBQ set, be treated to 5 types of beef including the Wagyu fillet, Wagyu Brisket, USDA Prime Ribeye, Marinated Beef Short Rib and LA Beef Ribs in addition to a selection of Pork Belly, Loin, Jowl, Collar Meat as well as Marinated Pork Rib.

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The spread starts off with an assortment of side dishes that is refillable. Homemade kimchi and pickled vegetables are the hallmark of this Korean family restaurant. After which, tuck in to a dish of Japchae followed by a Bean Paste Soup.

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The Japchae was lightly fragrant with sesame oil and always a beauty to behold.

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However, the Bean Paste Soup was a touch salty for my liking, but I would attribute it to the main ingredient itself being heavily fermented and naturally salty. Still, good enough for that hearty aftertaste especially on a cold night.

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Fried Pancake

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Hansang uses a dual grill featuring both charcoal and gas that aims to add flavour to the meat without compromising cooking time.

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I found the BBQ meats to be nicely cooked, tender for some and generally pleasant and well flavoured for all. A side of vegetables are available to wrap the meats in.

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The stone pot rice will be the staple to the entire meal. Prepared and cooked in the stone bowl at very high temperatures, the serving releases a good amount of steam from the mixed grain set that features healthy ingredients such as purple rice, barley, red dates, sweet potato and carrots.

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A feature from this dish is that after scooping out the rice, hot water is usually added to the crusty bits left all over the pot to make a soothing broth that will cleanse the palate after the sumptuous meal.

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Guests visiting Hansang at The Grandstand will be able to enjoy the special promotion of both the BBQ and Han Jeong Sik sets at $45/pax. For the Han Jeong Sik set, 6 main dishes including Beef Bulgogi, Pork Bulgogi, Grilled Mackerel, Jokbal (Pig’s Trotter), Bossom (Boiled Pork Belly), and Sweet and Spicy Pork Rib will be served up. The dishes I tried were generally decent, making the promotional price well worth at an introductory taste of Korea. But perhaps the best part of the entire meal is to see your table filled with the various Korean dishes that is almost like what you see in those Korean traditional dramas on television.

Thank you Hansang for the invitation.

Hansang
The Grandstand
200 Turf Club Road
#02-14
Best accessed through Giant supermart
Contact: 6463 6508
Opens from:
11.30am to 10pm

BORNGA, Korea just got a bit closer!

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Bornga is Korea’s leading chain for authentic BBQ. With sizzling meats ready to grill, and a host of Korean dishes to share, the country and its flavours is arguably a step closer to Singapore. Located at the newly opened Star Vista, Bornga is the brainchild of Jong Won Paik, one of Korea’s most successful and renowned celebrity chefs. With Valentine’s day just round the corner, this could possibly be one place to think about if you and your partner love Korean barbecue in a streamlined class setting with tasty meats all around.

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Kkongdon Barbecue, Revitalizing the Korean BBQ experience!

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The Korean BBQ experience in Singapore is for me one that calls for plenty of sizzling meats fresh off the pan right at the dining table. Be it beef, pork or chicken, each portion when wrapped with a slice of lettuce and topped with kimchi, sliced garlic and a dash of onion sauce is a heavenly delight. And that experience is now recreated once again at Kkongdon Barbecue. Except that this time round, the whole journey is revitalized with a fuss free cooking experience and a free flow kimchi bar to boot!

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