TODAI SINGAPORE – BUFFET BUFFET 2 永远吃不肥By
On the day (last wednesday) I went to Marina Bay Sands with my dad, we also had our dinner at 6pm there (with my partner too).
We chose to have a buffet dinner at Todai Singapore, and coincidently they were featured in the first episode (below video) of Buffet Buffet 2 永远吃不肥 (two days later on 30September 2011). Basically Buffet Buffet 2 is the second series of the show featured buffets, it is shown on Channel 8 every Friday 8pm.
Todai Singapore is an international seafood and sushi buffet restaurant, and to my surprise it is a restaurant first opened in Southern California (USA) in 1985. With a name so Japanese, I thought it is base in Japan. So never judge a book by its cover, or in this case never judge a restaurant by it’s name, hehe!
The above layout map is place on every table (as table mat in A4 size), thus everyone could have a glance before heading out to scout for the food.
Now, let me bring you for a tour in the restaurant (follow the red arrow direction), then show you what we had.
First section we saw (on our way in) was Pastry Counter (on the right) that consists of cake, dessert, cookies; Bar Counter (on the left) which serves assorted alcoholic drinks that includes beer and wine (all alcohol drinks will be charged).
Going forward would be the Hot Food Section (on the right) that present Chinese & Western Counter, Oven Counter, Grill Counter and Deepfry Counter; Cold Food Section was in the center of the restaurant (as seen in layout map), which has Seafood Sashimi, Sushi & Roll, Salad.
I know this is a really long introduction, but here comes the exciting part ”Food”, haha!
Starting from left picture below (click on the picture to enlarge):
Cold Food, Sashimi and Sushi; Abalone Porridge topped with some seaweed; Cream of Mushroom;
Pizza (Magarita) and Fried food (Pork Cutlet, Pumpkin Tempura, Ginseng Tempura); Korean Food (Gyoza, Fried Cucumber, Fried Fish, Topshell Mixed, Kimchi, Dried Anchovy, Cucumber Kimchi); Brown Seaweed Soup (my favourite dish, as the soup was very flavourful and the meat is really soft);
Chilli Crab (left with gravy only), this is one of the most popular dish which limit two pieces each time (see the notice); Pastries (Strawberry Yogurt Cake, Blueberry Cheese Cake, Cheese Souffle Cake, Cream Puff, Madeleine Piece Cake, Chocolate Almond Cookie,Coconut Walnut Cookie);
Cream Brulee; Brownie; Icecream (Vanilla and Chocolate).
Besides all these food above, we also had some drinks like: Nescafe Frappe, Ice Lemon Tea, Hot Milo and Hot Coffee.
They were said to serve over 200 types of food (oh my gosh), I think I did not cover even a third of it, guess I would have to go again (what a good excuse), haha! ;p
The variety of food was really alot, and some were not seen at any buffet I went to. Services was prompt, the waiter/waitress cleared away the dishes quite fast (no mess on the table). Washing area (Hand Sink) was a plus point, as there is no toilet in the restaurant premise.
When it was almost 9pm, the waitress/cashier would go around to request for billing (in order not to wait too long after the meal). However, I think it is not necessary, as requested most of the tables would settle the bill, thus there will not be any que in the end.
Overall experience not bad at all, especially because it was Wednesday, we got a 20% discount for senior (just get ready the senior EZ-link card or NRIC) and carpark redemption (using UOB credit card).
Check out their latest promotion at following contact:
#B2-01 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands,
2 Bayfront Avenue,
Monday to Friday: Lunch 11:30 to 15:00 / Dinner 17:30 to 22:00
Saturday to Sunday: All Day Dining 11:30 to 23:00
Monday to Friday: Adult: $42++/ Child (below 1m 30cm): $22++
Saturday, Sunday & Holiday, Holiday Eve: Adult $58++/ Child (below 1m 30cm) $26++
Monday to Thursday: Adult $54++/ Child (below 1m 30cm)/ $26++
Friday to Sunday & Holiday, Holiday Eve: Adult $58++/ Child (below 1m 30cm) $26++
The price includes buffet, soft drinks (Coca Cola, F&N, Coke Light, Ice Lemon Tea, Sprite, Milo, Nescafe frappe, Lemonade, Peach Tea), Coffee (Black Coffee, Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha& Espresso), Teh Tarik and Tea (Lipton Tea, Peppermint, Decaffeinated, English Breakfast, Chamomile & Green Tea).