I used to rather disparagingly refer to Turf City in my Sean Connery voice as “Turf Sh*tty” – it was a bit run down pre-makeover – but it now seems to be a place I find myself in about one a week.
One of the main reasons for this bout of enthusiasm is the restaurant MAD or, as every Singaporean I know seems to call it, ‘Dick Lee’s place’.
You can’t miss it with its Warhol-style prints outside of, yes, you’ve guessed it, Dick.
Dick darling, star of song and stage, has actually been instrumental in making this unlikely suburban dim sum joint really quite cool. Honestly.
I was taken here by my cousin GS who’s great friends with Dick and if GS likes it, generally I do too (he’s a bastion of good taste).
The food is authentic-don’t-waste-your-time-hauling-ass-to-Paragon-on-a-weekend dim sum:
What’s more, ordering here is done by you by iPad and it’s as fast as lightening, perfect when you are staving or have small people with you who are (generally though it’s me who can’t wait for lunch).
They also serve western food – think iberico ham, oysters as well as tapas – but not in fusion style thank goodness; separately (I am generally not a fusion fan and find, more often than not, that it’s just a lazy way of cooking two styles of cuisine rather badly).
Dim sum and angmoh nosh are on very different parts of the menu…and the iberico/oyster bar is stylo milo:
If you are four and here for dim sum, try to book one of their booths…which the picture below doesn’t do justice:
And don’t forget to bring a jumper, it’s wintertime inside – or you could just buy one from the rather over priced, quirky shop that’s also here too.
Dim sum image at the very top of the page, courtesy of wikipedia