Visiting Todai at Marina Bay Sands for their International, Seafood and Sushi buffet during their Grand Opening left me impressed. Be it from the large variety of sushi to the seafoods, grilled meats, pasta, korean, local cuisine and dessert, a significant number of the dishes were creative in their own way be it presentation or even flavour. And I knew I was set to bring my family there for a visit. A round two. Back to the buffet line!
As with the dinner buffets at Todai, there will be servings of the Snow Crab Claw. Sweet and juicy, these were definitely a crowd teaser. But strangely enough, regardless of how popular the Snow Crab Claws are, the main attractions of the show that night were the Freshly Shucked Oysters and the Chilli Crab, both which hailed long queues (partly due to the prying time needed for the oysters and the cooking time for the chilli crab). I didn’t manage to get a picture of the Chilli Crab as each time I get to the station, it would be quickly emptied. Tried a little of the sauce, and I personally found it an excellent rendition! (If you are really hungry for a picture, I managed to grab a shot the previous time. Check it out here)
The buffet range is quite similar this season, so most of the dishes I tried this time round were the memorables and the creations I missed out the previous time.
Sushi is an integral part of the buffet with over tens of varieties. One thing for sure is that the sushi is by large prepared fresh, so not too many is on display at a time on the platter. Nice food for thought.
The sashimi section is decently fresh though I would have loved more variety.
Salads are also a supreme part of the range at Todai.
I know its a sinful carbo-overload, but don’t these Trio Potatoes look decadently heavenly.
A must try the next time I visit Todai again would be the Satay. I found myself visiting back over and over again for more sticks of skewered meat which was so thoughtfully well marinated in deep savoury flavours with a touch of sweetness cascading about it. Each stick was juicy and great on its own.
I noticed a new dish of Italian Style Chicken Cutlets.
And how could the escargots be forgotten =)
Both Mushroom and Margheritta pizzas are on the menu again. Its a nice touch but I would have fancied more and perhaps different varieties every other time its served.
Oodles and oodles of sliced Braised pork belly
Beef and Pork Bulgogi
More Kimchi on the table this time round. I tried everything and particularly fancied the preserved fish roe.
Desserts are largely similar with the usual tantalizing and tart Strawberry mousse, to the baby Madelines, Yoghurt Cheesecakes, Strawberry shortcake, Ice Cream and Fruits. A satisfying and light (in terms of flavour) way to end the entire buffet experience.
My visit on a beautiful Saturday night a fortnight ago to Todai was very nice roundup to what I first experienced. Bringing my grandma and family there was a great way to catch the ambience of the city. It was my grandma’s first time visiting Marina Bay Sands and Todai, and from the way she happily sampled portions here and there from the buffet line, its nice to see that she enjoyed it. My fingers are crossed for a refreshed lineup for more varieties. After all we all love a good buffet =)
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Reservations : 6688 7771
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Lunch: 11.30am to 4.30pm (last order at 4.00pm)