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(Closed) Modern Asian Diner

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Modern Asian Diner at The Grandstand is a collaboration among the Tung Lok Group, Bakerzin, Top Wine, Bar Stories and Dick Lee. The diner houses a bakery, café and dim sum restaurant in the day;at night, it transforms into a restaurant and cocktail bar.

Mon - Sat: 11:30 - 15:00

Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 22:30

Sun & PH: 08:00 - 23:00

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$47 based on 20 submissions
After Work (5 votes), Brunch (4 votes), Dinner (4 votes)
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Great dimsum and grilled food

For the full review with pictures, click here and here.

This restaurant is a joint venture between local music icon d*** Lee and the Tung Lok Group, and it serves pretty good food! It is however tucked away at the Grand Stand at Turf City, which makes it highly inaccessible for the average diner. On a typical weekday night it’s pretty quiet, and only has a handful of diners despite the pretty good food and the snazzy interior decor. Your order food via an ipad, but they do provide hard copy menus so everyone can have a look. We started with the fried fish skin which Tung Lok does so well, this time covered generously in Cajun seasoning. It's like a lighter, more umami filled version of potato chips.

We also tried the seafood foccacia flat bread topped with squid, scallops, and prawns, and when out of the oven, is garnished with bonito flakes that wave merrily from the heat. I liked it, but it tends to be a bit much on the carb-y side.

For mains we had the cod linguine in a cream sauce. This was pretty good, but not as nice as their carbonara which they used to serve with iberico ham, but now with prosciutto. Actually I think the more authentic cured meat for a carbonara is pancetta, but I’m not complaining. The cod was grilled on their josper grill, as was the half rack of ribs we ordered, served with a red cabbage slaw and a wedge of lemon. We also had their griled asparagus spears wrapped with prosciutto, served with parmesan shavings and some kind of creamy cajun aioli. All in all, a pretty decent meal. I really like their xiao long bao and their fried prawn rolls with cheese, which has since been taken off the menu. On tuesday night we managed to try the red been panna cotta, which was good but the red bean paste kind of overwhelmed the beauty of the panna cotta.

Desserts at this place are not terribly inspiring, so we usually head over to Pies and Coffee for some double chocolate cake or Vidalia's gelateria.

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02 Feb 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

An overpriced place with a canteen like atmosphere


No offense to the previous comments from the people who supported this place. There are in fact a few dishes that are tasty. Our point is, for $100 for 2 pax buffet blunch, we expected a wide variety of list on the menu in a modern classy environment accompanied by high standard service. But the
20 Dec 2013 • 148 reviews • 6 followers

Great dimsum and grilled food

For the full review with pictures, click here and here.

This restaurant is a joint venture between local music icon d*** Lee and the Tung Lok Group, and it serves pretty good food! It is however tucked away at the Grand Stand at Turf City, which makes it highly inaccessible for the average diner.
13 Nov 2013 • 118 reviews • 5 followers

Worth going back!

For details, please visit http://foodesteem.blogspot.sg/2013/11/modern-asian-diner-mad.html   I was really enjoying myself with the mass variety of food! While spoilt for choice, I decided to get my butt rested at Modern Asian Diner, also known as MAD.   Wide and spacious seating area, and
21 Aug 2013 • 54 reviews • 0 follower

Love the variety on the menu

More photos: http://www.estherxie.com/2013/08/mad-modern-asian-diner-grandstand.html

The place was visual appealing but what I want to rave about is the food. 

When I first looked at the menu (self-ordering via tablet), I was spoilt for choice! I wanted to have something from each type of cuisine
31 Jul 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

BAD HOPELESS SERVICE

The food and ambience at MAD is pretty good though if you are looking for value for money, MAD isn't the place to go.

HOWEVER, no matter how good the food is, I will NEVER go back to MAD if they don't change their service staff and the attitude of their staff.

Firstly, there was a misunderstanding