Todai has finally reached our shores at Marina Bay Sands! Hailed as “The Mother Of All Seafood Buffets” in the US, Todai Singapore presents an array of visually enticing treats of Salads & Cold Cuts, Sushi & Sashimi, Noodles, Italian Pizza & Pasta, Meat & Seafood, Brazilian Churassco, Korean treats, Desserts and More! And yes, those Snow Crab Claws are part of the buffet.
For the Grand Opening of Todai, the Korean Ambassador Oh Joon was present to grace the event.
Tucked in a cozy corner of Marina Bay Sands, Todai has about 50 chefs whipping up delights hot from the stove, slicing meats, flipping pizzas and pastas and even shucking fresh oysters just for your platter. At the Grand Opening last Thursday, all guests were treated to a mind boggling selection, that just for that moment, my senses flipped, and I knew I had to come back for another feast.
The snow crab claws (dinner only) were without doubt one of the most sought of items for the night. For a buffet, any guest will be impressed by the gargantuan pincers and claws ready to be devoured. Cut the shell open and juicy crab meat await.
Sweet, meaty and wholesome, its not difficult to see why many would be unable to resist such temptation. Diners piled the plates, round after round after round and after round.
And as a sushi lover, this is one buffet worth visiting. Over 20 individually crafted sushi selections are laid out in colourful fashion to whet appetites and tastebuds.
Freshly shucked oysters are a must to try for the day.
Squeeze the lemon, take the first bite. Marvel in the burst of sea freshness and umami aroma, and let it slide gently down. Mmmm.
Local favourites such as the Chilli Crab and the Sea Cucumber Stir Fried with Broccoli are set to impress.
Stir fry beef in Black Pepper, Scallop Tofu
Tasty treats from the Oil Fish in Yuzu Dressing and Baked Cheese Prawns
Baked escargots anyone?
The tempura section.
Highlights from the tempura section are the traditional Tempura Prawns with its crispy clean tasting flavour coupled with sweet fresh prawns and…
for the night Tempura Ginseng. A bite, a crunch, with the herbal sweet bitterness.
The Italian Pizza and Pasta Section makes a mention at Todai with a select variety of dishes and favourites.
I highly recommend the simple yet unobtrusive Funghi Pizza in all its natural crispy glory. The crust is so thin, and almost like a cracker yet with the earthy smokiness from the mushroom, this was heaven on earth.
The Margherita was just as delectable with a slight tangy flavour from the tomato yet with stringy Mozzarella plus a garnish of tender herbs.
Baked cheese mussels. Mmmm. Hot and gone in an instant.
I tried the Meatball with Meat Sauce pasta which was rather decent though its definitely not the traditional pasta pasta.
And for the Korean Cuisine section, there were traditional pan fried Korean snacks, Kimchi and Bulgogi!
My first time trying these Korean snacks.
Chicken and Pork Bulgogi!
The Salad and Cheese Section.
Pan Seared Tuna Salad with Dressing
Tomato, Cheese in Herbs
Cold cuts – Ham and Salami.
The Brazzilian Churassco and Noodle Section. Grilled meats galore from Beef, Pork Belly, Sausages, Flank Steak and Chicken Thigh.
My first Roast Beef of the year!
Its always nice to end buffets or any other meal on a sweet note. As an opening promotion, there is a “Free Flow of Korean Strawberries” Huge, juicy and sweet with a slight tart end to it, the strawberries are the best au nature. There were also Strawberry Slushes being served to all guests and it was my very first time enjoying freshly blended strawberries! And the desserts look cute!
Strawberries with Cream Snowmen!
Todai has its own dedicated wine and bar counter!
Todai has quite spacious seating areas with 4 private rooms upon request. (Images courtesy of Todai Singapore)
And the Chief Maestro who orchestrates the buffet, Executive Chef Kevin Nam.
Todai Singapore has a buffet line of over 87 metres long (they actually went to measure) and the spread is truly impressive. For a buffet restaurant with a capacity for over 400 guests, and a focus on quality seafood, sushi and international dishes, Todai is set to impress. I can’t wait to make a return visit, to truly perhaps try to finish the entire buffet experience. =)
*As per clarification from Todai’s PR, Snow crabs are only available during dinner. Dishes on the menu changes according to season and availability of ingredients.
Many thanks to Venetia, Corporate Communications Marina Bay Sands for the invitation.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Reservations : 6688 7771
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Lunch: 11.30am to 4.30pm (last order at 4.00pm)