Looking for a place for a relaxing seafood international buffet? Todai is one recommended place. The buffet restaurant is located at the upmarket Marian Bay Sands and was opened in 2009.
Todai is a global brand where it opened its first concept restaurant in California in 1985 serving sushi and seafood. It now has over 40 restaurants in the United States, Hawaii and Asia including Korea, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. As of now, there are 11 restaurants all over Korea.
For the restaurant at MBS, much of its ingredients and recipe are imported from Korea. However, there are seasonal highlights that aren't beyond the Korean recipes. For, the Alaskan King Crab promotion that is currently taking place.
The fresh and juicy crabs are HUGE! Even though, the flesh are tender and juicy. The crab legs are mostly as long as 30cm and the crab claws are as huge as a palm!
How do you manage those long legs and huge claws? These interesting, special scissors are provided for cutting the crab shells. Although the shells are not extremely hard, it is much easier to remove the shells with these scissors.
Here's one of the Korean chefs preparing a pancake dish. Apparently, Todai has been a popular choice for food catering for many of the Korean celebrities holding concerts and fan meetings in Singapore. Staff and guests had the opportunity to meet some of these artistes while they dine in Todai! How lucky!
From July onwards, the restaurant is holding a promotion on "Healing Food" featuring the Abalone Ginseng Chicken Soup and Sea Eel BBQ. The Abalone Ginseng Chicken Soup combines the benefit of building and protecting healthy muscle tissues from the abalone, with the revitalising properties of the Ginseng Chicken Soup. The Sea Eel BBQ is rich in vitamins that aid in the rejuvenation of the body, which is ideal for the Singapore tropical heat. These promotional dishes are available during weekday dinner and during weekend lunch and dinner.
Abalone Ginseng Chicken Soup
For this specially dish, the abalone is said to be imported from Korea. A complete huge piece of abalone in its Mother of Pearl shell. Other than the chicken, jujube and a full piece of ginseng is used to create the flavourful dish.
In addition, Todai has added a new section in their buffet line "10 best food for Longevity". And in August, to celebrate Singapore's 48th National Day, free flow draft beer will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays and fresh oysters have been added to the buffet spread for dinner on Fridays as well as on weekend lunch and dinner. The restaurant has a wide buffet spread comprising 16 different sections including Seafood, Sushi, Roll, Chinese, Deep Fry, Churrasco, Oven Food, Italian, Cold Food, Noodle, Pastry, Dim Sum, Grill, Western, Salad and Beverages.
For the great spread of food, do take your time if you are dining there and make sure you aren't rushing for time. Lunch starts from $42++ while dinner starts from $58++. There is price variation so do check out the details from Todai's website.
September 2013's Promotion
Free flow draft beer during dinner on Thursdays.
Unlimited fresh oysters during dinner on Fridays as well as during lunch & dinner during weekends. Promotions are also available from 19 to 22 Sep in conjunction with the F1 event.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue
Tel: +65 6688 7771
Getting there: Take MRT to Bayfront Station. Use Exit D. Enter Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and walk through The Shoppes in MBS. Todai is located almost at the end of the building.
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