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Toyotomi (Revisit)- AYCE Sashimi and Yummy Egg White Creme Brulee

Ever since my first post on Toyotomi, I have received a lot
of feedback regarding other peoples experiences there. Some people had a great
time, while others (such as Janice from GoodEat :P) vowed never to go back again. I wanted
to try out Toyotomi again to see if they were consistent with my last
experience there… plus I was really craving sashimi that day.

I noticed their little dessert area near the front entrance
where they have a display case of all their desserts. The egg white crème brulee
looked goooood.

How cute is that jello?!

They actually raised the price of their AYCE since my last
visit. Bummer…It’s not by much but still…
Because this is All-you-can-eat and we didn’t want to be fined for any leftover food, we
ordered much less than we normally would have on our first round. Surprisingly, we didn’t even go to a second round because we were both full by then. Here is our
sashimi platter full of salmon, tuna, ika (squid), spicy salmon, and some other
type of seared tuna.

The ice on the bottom kept our sashimi nice and cold which I
appreciated. I also liked the fact that they did not downsize the sashimi
pieces since my last visit.

I love raw squid. It’s so slimy yet wonderfully delicious especially
with the fried garlic that they sprinkle on top.

We had some trouble with our hot pot because when they first
turned it on, it was making weird noises. The whole pot jumped every few
seconds which scared the heck out of Meta Knight and I. Apparently, it does
that in the beginning but stops after you start putting stuff in the pot.

We ordered a bunch of random hot pot items such as mussels,
squid, mushrooms, mini corn, watercress…etc.

I only ordered one serving of squid and they gave me 5 large

Here are our fried items which consisted of BBQ yam, BBQ
toro, fried imitation scallop, onion rings, and chicken wings. The BBQ toro is new
and I believe it is limited to one per person. 
However, I didn’t find it
special at all so I wouldn’t have ordered more anyways.

Snow beef is always our favourite so we just stuck with that.
We also ordered a bit of lamb and it tasted good.

This seafood ceviche type thing is also new to the menu and
Meta Knight raved about this. This is also limited to one per person and I
would recommend this over the BBQ toro. The mixed seafood was very flavourful
and texturally, it went very well with the crunchy tortilla.

Even though we were both stuffed, I wanted to try the egg
white crème brulee. It is a dollar something extra on top of your AYCE. They
actually forgot our brulee order and it took a while for us to flag someone
down. However, once they found out, the person in charge of dessert quickly
torched the top and brought it out to us in less than a minute.

The egg white crème brulee is undoubtedly less creamy than
normal crème brulee. However, I actually like this because it tasted healthier
and lighter. I would have preferred a thicker sugar top but it is just my
individual preference.

All in all, I had a great time at Toyotomi and it still remains
a hidden AYCE gem to me. However, it is by no means cheap because we ended up
paying about $30 per person so I would probably only come here for special
occasions. Just remember to make a reservation or you’re gonna have to wait
40 minutes (like we did) for a table…OF TWO.
Service Rating: 2.5/5
Food Rating: 3.5/5
Price: $$$-$$$$

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Happy Eating!

 <– beautiful sashimi

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4 thoughts on “Toyotomi (Revisit)- AYCE Sashimi and Yummy Egg White Creme Brulee

  • Hahaha thanks for the shout-out?! $30 is actually pretty expensive. I remember Ninkazu used to offer hot pot besides for sushi… wonder if they still do?

  • Yah it is pretty expensive 🙁 hm I forgot about that! But I bet if you get their hotpot and ayce it will be like $30-40 cus that's a lot of food!

  • The food looks awesome. I'd love to try this out soon. Sometimes I get really strong cravings for sushi. They're so strong that I think of buying a sushi maker for my home!


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